ICE represents the most complete and user friendly construction estimating program on the market today which you can implement in your day-to-day business in a fraction of the time required by other programs. This fact alone will save you a tremendous amount of time and money.
The Construction Systems and Models contained in ICE provide the fastest takeoff in the industry, and will cut the time estimating a project in half. You will be able to standardize your company’s approach to takeoff and pricing, and our Audit Trail will provide you the information that you need to bid and negotiate your projects with confidence. ICE is Integrated with digital takeoff software that will allow you to open digital drawings in many formats (.tif, .pdf, .dwf, etc) so that you can measure from the screen and eliminate the tremendous expense associated with reproducing blueprints. ICE also provides integration to BIM Models.
ICE Construction Systems, Models and Typical Spec Pipe Takeoff provide you accurate quantities faster than any tool on the market and can automatically apply your historical Unit Prices and Man-Hours. ICE can be used as a repository to capture data from engineering and spreadsheets, and then allow you to group the data using 35 user defined WBS codes. WBS codes are used to break out the cost (Line #, Spec #, etc.) and to factor parts of an estimate through Group Change and Escalation. You can also use WBS codes to feed Scheduling, Project Controls and Accounting, and to develop Summary and Detailed Reports.
ICE has Knowledge Bases for all types of Subcontractors. From Mechanical and Electrical to Masonry and Drywall, ICE has you covered for all your estimating needs. ICE gives you the most flexible takeoff available in an estimating system. Construction Systems are very versatile and can address many variables on the fly without the estimator having to change formulas or assembly logic. Job specific Models are developed in seconds without ever looking at formulas. Whether you are taking off drywall partitions, conduit, fixtures, stonework, pipe or ductwork you will find the tools you need in ICE to cut takeoff time in half and save you money.
ICE provides you the Construction Systems and Takeoff Wizards you need for generating a quantity survey with tremendous speed. The use of Line Duplication and Models within ICE provides for the fastest takeoff on the planet. Also, the ability to enter Miscellaneous Items allows you to address the “occasional” items very quickly. ICE also provides the ability to group items from the database on the fly to develop Assemblies. The Assembly form of takeoff in ICE is great for things such as bathrooms, hotel rooms, finishes and more. ICE will store your best estimating knowledge that can be shared by everyone.
Government Agencies and Owners
ICE software by RIB MC² now brings the power of Knowledge-based estimating to government agencies, government contractors, and private and public Owners! Use the time-proven estimating power of ICE® with RSMeans® data to produce fast, easy and accurate estimates for all of your construction projects. Create different views of your estimate for technical management, higher management, and outside contractors. Use up to 35 WBS Codes to automatically cross-reference your estimates to multiple, industry-standard coding structures plus your own legacy and in-house codes. Store your estimates in an open data base format, directly accessible by Microsoft Office tools. Access RSMeans prices one-at-a-time or through powerful Conceptual Models. Apply contingencies, escalations, engineering and design costs, and contractor markups using standardized, canned methods. Keep multiple pricing sets for different locations or types of work.