Concrete Estimating Software

The pen-and-paper method has worked well over the years, but it’s time to go digital before your competition does. Using Parts in Groundplan, simply measure the footprint of the required area once.

The resulting calculation is applied to your volume of concrete, steel, chairs and even the lineal metres for your perimeter of formwork or boxing.

You can even create estimating templates that can be used for all your various materials and processes so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time.

Why Groundplan?

Takeoff software for any Trade

Modernise your business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.
Work from anywhere
Use any device to access all your projects, plans and takeoff estimates online. Collaborate with your remote team as changes happen in real time.
No more software installs and updates.
Excellent support
Either through our free one-on-one training or our live chat, we strive to get you going as quickly and efficiently as possible. Trusted by more than
2,000 businesses in 10 countries.
Easily export your takeoff estimates
Once you have finished your takeoff estimates, export your bill of quantities directly to excel
or push to a quote via one of our
software integrations.

Groundplan success stories

Discover how trades are moderising their business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.

It was just so much simpler to use than the others

How does Groundplan work?

Once you’ve uploaded your PDF plan, you’ll measure square meterage areas using the Area Tool. To measure a length of timber for instance, you’ll use the Length tool.

You can quickly calculate the square meterage of the slab to be poured using the Length and Area tools with speed or dig into the detail to measure areas that are likely to be more intricate.

Use the library of assemblies and catalogue items to transform your measurements into a full-scale estimate of your project.

Use Groundplan’s ‘Stages’ to break down your estimate.

Just follow a few simple steps to calculate your next concrete estimate.

  1. Upload your PDF plan and set the scale. For instance: A3 @ 1:100.
  2. Name your ‘Stage’, it may be ‘Pavement’ for instance.
  3. Whip around your plan and trace the areas as Groundplan begins calculating the measurements and the associated costs.
  4. You can add as much detail as you like, nail down those intricate areas, and estimate your time and cost down to a hair’s breadth. Or, if you just want an overview, you can use it to simply count, measure and calculate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Groundplan also calculate labour?

Yes. You can add labour fit times to each part and use it to estimate your labour component for the entire project.

Can I share my projects with my team or offshore estimators?

Groundplan allows you to share your projects with anyone who has a Groundplan account. You can have as many people as you like working on the same set of plans at the same time from anywhere in the World.

Do I need to download any software?

Groundplan Takeoff software is 100% cloud based and runs on all modern browsers. No need to download clunky old server based takeoff software. Groundplan works anywhere on any device with an internet connection.

How does the 14 day free trial work?

After signing up, you’ll start a 14 day free trial with unrestricted access to all of Groundplan’s features.

A free demonstration with a Groundplan Trade Expert is available at any stage during the trial. Enter your billing details to continue using Groundplan beyond the trial period.

Is there any commitment?

Groundplan allows you to pay-as-you-go and you’re free to end your subscription whenever you like. We don’t subject you to any lock-in contracts or hidden fees.

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Are you ready to trial Groundplan?

Optimise your estimating process by signing up for our 14-day free trial.
With expert training we’ll ensure you get the most from your takeoff estimating software.