Work sections as categories in the cost estimate or Bill of quantities
PriMus allows the quantity surveyor to easily organise a bill of quantities or cost estimate into different work sections to group homogeneous categories of work in an organic manner.
Each BoQ can be subdivided into three levels of grouping allowing to achieve a detailed breakdown of all work items. This kind of subdivision produces an mmediate picture in terms of costs for each work section (for example, structures, finishes, all furniture, etc.).
Using different levels of subdivision allows the surveyor to instantly view cost details for super-groupings or sub-groupings; for example, for the “structure category” the program can provide filtered measurement and cost data relating to the sub-structures (foundations) and the costs relating to the building’s super-structure.
Categories can also be useful during data input, because with PriMus you work by selecting a category at a time, but can also turn out to be useful when printing to get very detailed quantity surveying documents.
Functions related to the calculation and price list: Prices Analysis, Building site material requirements, Technical installations
With PriMus you can prepare and build up new rates using the dedicated Rate Analysis editor and view, in addition to the elementary tariff items, your own rate analyzed items within the Price List editor.
Each individual cost item composes the total rate are elementary items, free item descriptions, data from price lists or even other rate build ups deriving from other projects. Particular rate analysis studies can be defined for special items relating to plant facilities by means of material details and installation time schedules.
PriMus also allows the quantity surveyor to address material requirements identifying human resources, materials, machines, etc. necessary for project realization.
Health and safety cost management
PriMus manages both the work type aspects and the Health and safety costs. The surveyor has the can take into acount all site preparation and safety measures for the application of a detailed health and safety plan.
Request For Proposal management
PriMus allows you to create an RFP from the Bill of Quantities. The resulting file can be sent to all participants so that they can work on the document, complete the offer and, at the same time, preserve the initial tender data. Tenders can be grouped up, managed and also be automatically compared via the Internet.
Smart Price Books
Smart Price Books is the intelligent search service for fast and direct access to the online price lists-net resources available online.
Price List tariff alignment
PriMus allows you to actualize the Price List items and rates, used in a Bill of Quantities or Cost Estimate, to the latest official revision.
Advanced document management: to co-operate or keep document revisions under control
With compMERGE feature you can integrate the different versions of a revised document in time; with compDIFFERENCE, differences or changes made to the document during its creation are easily detected, even by several operators.
Integration with Edificius
Each object that appears in the architectural project created with the Edificius BIM software is integrated with measurement rows and Price List items; this means that the drawing automatically produces a dynamic bill of quantities in PriMus format.
Dynamic update of the Financial Table
With PriMus the Financial Table is automatically updated asthe BoQ evolves or changes; as the total project cost changes all relating items in the Financial Table will be dynamically updated.
Manage Price lists in bill of quantities or cost estimate documents with simple Drag and Drop
With PriMus, you can open price lists directly from the internet and use the tariff data directly with classic Drag and Drop actions. The embedded PW-CONV technology also allows the user to convert other price list formats to the PWE, XPWE and DCF file formats that are compatible with ACCA software range of solutions.
Chapters in the Price List
The Price List can be organised into chapters, each of which can enclose, for example, homogeneous tariff items to an individual work type.
Price Lists also have three levels of chapter subdivision that can give huge advantages both during the preparation phases of the document and during printing.
The Quantity surveyor is free to use the Price List chapter organisation or the BoQ categories sorting so as to organize all works according to specific needs and expectations.
PriMus allows the technician to manage and customize font and text settings directly in the worksheet (Price List and Measurements Editor). All text can be customized with Bold, Italics, Underlined, different text colors and alignments.
Text customizations can of course be printed. The “Find and Replace” feature is also active throughout the entire working environments and editors.
Saving, Backup and automatic document recovery
PriMus has advanced features for Saving, Automated Backups and Document Recovery In addition, with the Restore function, you can automatically restore documents in case of accidental closing of the program.
Importing PDF forms in PriMus
PriMus supports PDF document import too (Requests For Proposals, Bills of Quantities, Estimates and Price Lists) printed with PriMus and automatic processing of a PDF into a PriMus file for data management.
The “Undo” function allows the quantity Surveyor to cancel the most recent changes by restoring the previous situation.
Print History – document revisions
With this feature you can keep several revisions of the document during its drafting. In this way, you can consult the various revisions anytime, compare them with the current one, restore the initial version or part of it.
This function is used to associate notes to teh Price List, and Measurement row editors; all data is then saved when the document is closed.
With BookMark tool you can mark a specific area in your document so as to make it easily accessible from any other document type. PriMus allows you to place these references within the document editor; during the drafting of the document, it turns out to be easier to jump from a specific Measurement row to another and then back to the starting point again.