Cochran is a third-generation, family-owned electrical and technology construction company that designs and installs electrical and technological infrastructure for public and private entities. Cochran’s preconstruction and estimating group work with project managers to prepare estimates during the design and construction phases of projects.
CHALLENGEWhile they’ve already implemented many of Trimble’s software solutions for various needs, Cochran wanted to improve its efficiency and accuracy and expand functionality, particularly in the practice of estimating.
OUR APPROACHAssist Cochran in adopting technology that would streamline its estimating and preconstruction processes and provide a tight connection between all estimating and takeoff solutions.
SOLUTIONExpand Cochran’s use of Trimble® LiveCount™, the software companion to Trimble® Accubid® Classic and Enterprise estimating solutions that facilitates live, bi-directional links to raster drawings and provides estimates for streamlined, paperless digital takeoffs.
“LiveCount is invaluable to our estimating and project management team, helping us track and tell the story of a project’s progress from design through construction.”
- Steve Burnett, Director of Preconstruction & Estimating, Cochran
Cochran reports that their time spent checking new drawings for changes has reduced by 50 to 60%. They’ve cut paper consumption and printing costs by $12,000 to $15,000 annually. They also report their estimates are more accurate and are being produced 20 to 30% faster.