Construction Software estimates underground costs.

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Trenchwork 2.0 allows contractors to verify engineering quantities when working from plans drawn in profile view. Contractors use digitizer board to convert drawings into digital, then combine it with cost items from their custom Quest Estimator database to generate estimates. It provides subtotals for each substrata layer; calculates topsoil volume; and alarms if template exceeds work limits. It supports 3 levels, enabling deep, complex trenches.

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Quest Solutions Introduces Trenchwork 2.0

SARASOTA, Fla. - Quest Solutions introduces Trenchwork 2.0, software designed to simplify underground construction estimating, by performing calculations up to four times faster than the previous version.

Quest's Trenchwork allows contractors to quickly and easily verify engineering quantities when working from plans drawn in profile view. Contractors use a digitizer board to convert any profile-view drawings into a digital takeoff. By combining quantities from their Trenchwork digital takeoff and cost items from their custom Quest Estimator database, contractors have a powerful tool for generating accurate estimates quickly.

The Takeoff Window supports boring information, including specific substrata depths at each layer. Subtotals for each substrata layer - sand, clay, rock, etc. - display in the Summary Window. Individual bedding material types also subtotal by range and job in the Summary Window. Additionally, starting stations with higher values than corresponding ending stations, as well as negative stations, may be used on sheets and ranges. Trenchwork quantities, summarized by range instead of by sheet, display in compacted, bank and loose states. Trenchwork calculates topsoil volume based on the depth entered in the Takeoff Window and disturbed width entered with each trench template. A warning displays if a Trench template exceeds work limits or an inappropriate depth of range. The trench template also supports three different levels enabling deeper, more complex trenches.

Trench excavation quantities only calculate for an existing line, a pipe and a range covering a station. If a gap between two pipes exists - to accommodate a manhole, for example - no excavation calculates for the distance between the two pipes. Digitizing one pipe can be through the manhole or, digitizing two pipes to meet in the middle of the manhole avoids this.

Trenchwork offers a Visual Template feature to create a computer-generated diagram of a project, simplifying visual verification. With the Visual Template, contractors view an itemized breakdown of a project's components and specifications. Users view cut volumes for each cut depth, use an infinite number of cut depths per trench and account for swell/yield factors in volume calculations. A Cut Depths dialog box allows users to enter variable, non-uniform cut depths and repeating uniform cut depths in separate sections either alone or together.

Trenchwork provides itemized checklist breakdowns preventing forgotten components or specifications. Additionally, Trenchwork documents print with full color graphics and detailed quantity breakdowns for a professional appearance.

Based in Sarasota, Fla., Quest Solutions has been providing high-quality estimating software to the construction industry since 1986. For more information about Trenchwork 2.0, Quest Civil Solution, Concrete Solution, Commercial Solution, Masonry Solution or Underground Solution products, please contact Quest Solutions, 5011 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34242, call 800-452-2342, fax 941-349-1593, e-mail or visit the company's web site at

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