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Home building software and its various advantages

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Home building software alias residential construction software integrates a series of programs, processes and information that empowers residential construction contractors to handle the construction method from home design and remodeling, to cost estimates and accounting, to project management and project execution.

Construction companies can choose from diversified home building software which range from design software, estimating software, job cost accounting software, and construction management software as well as amalgamation of these programs.

CAD (computer-aided design) software consists of exterior and interior design, 3D floor plans, walkthroughs, and landscaping and the contractors can use these functionalities for executing a project as well as convey them to the prospective clients. There exists various web-based versions of these programs that can be used to submit plans and selections online and the home buyers can then access them and read thoroughly. The users can take help from some design modules to streamline their design progression by generating a representative model and copy those base plans and options to a new model. There are also some custom selection modules provided by various home building software companies which can be incorporated with estimating, accounting, and/or management software.

The features of residential construction project management software contain equipment management, inventory control, punch list management, contract writing, and purchase orders, as well as solutions fruitful to subcontracts ranging from scheduling, change order tracking, and charge backs.

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Besides, containing accounting functions like accounts payable and receivable, general ledgers, and payroll, job cost accounting and estimating software for home builders frequently consists of modules which facilitate the contractors to work out building material quantities and unit costs for various items like lumber, roofs, sheetrock and foundations. Add-on modules facilitate contractors in finding out project expenses and overhead costs.

Some recognized design software providers are Punch! Software, Artifice, SelectionWare and Autodesk. In the interim, Sage, Primavera, Viewpoint, Goldenseal, Constellation, Comprotex, and BuilderTREND are some of the renowned companies which present a mixture of construction management and accounting software.

Home building software and its various advantages
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