English information about Presto

Here you will find information about Presto available in English.

 

Presentations

 

      Presto: Cost management software for construction

The first BIM oriented software for estimating that integrates management and cost control for construction and civil works. It covers every stakeholder's necessities in all contruction stages.

 

     Cost-It: 5D BIM with Presto

Cost-It, the Revit plugin for Presto, generates the bill of quantities and the priced estimate from the information contained in the BIM model, with all the data and specifications required to assign unit prices, prepare tender documents and check the project without delivering the model itself.

 

      Cost-It: From Revit to Presto and from Presto to Revit

Brief presentation about what you can do with Cost-It, Revit plugin for Presto.

 

      Catalogue: Reading DWG drawings

What does Presto's Reading DWG drawings module do.

 

Articles

 

      BIM and Lean Management

Joint ICPMA – CMAS Conference 2015 New Trends in Project Management.
By Fernando Valderrama.

 

     Quick planning using "S" curves and cost based durations

17th International Congress On Project Management And Engineering.
By Rafael Guadalupe and Fernando Valderrama.

     Quick planning using "S" curves and cost based durations
(Slides)

 

     Monte Carlo method applied to comparison of tenders in construction projects

17th International Congress On Project Management And Engineering.
By Rafael Guadalupe and Fernando Valderrama.

 

Technical notes

 

      Estimate alternatives or variants

Different ways to handle in Presto more than one option for an estimate, as variants or alternative proposals.

 

      About international construction price databases

Every database has its own coding system for work units and resources, which prevents a real interchange of information, creating islands of isolated users.

 

      Some problems when using Excel for construction cost management

Excel is an outstanding creator of "underground" information systems and islands of knowhow, converting construction experts in low level computing technicians devoted to reinventing the wheel.

 

Setup guides & Manuals

 

     Presto Setup Guide

Instructions on how to install your Presto license.

 

     Presto Manual

Access the latest Presto Manual in English.

 

     Excel2Presto Manual

Convert any Excel sheet in a Presto.

 

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