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Excel problems in construction cost
In Spain and other countries around us, where all estimates for construction are realised with Presto or other cost estimate software, it is unthinkable to use Excel for these tasks.
However, it is still widespread practice in other parts of the world.
International construction price databases Spanish professionals are accustomed to building their estimates by combining information from the many available public or private construction price data tables. But this situation is not common in other countries.
Presto in the international environment
Presto is used in many countries and cultural settings, for which it has many specific resources. This document describes the use and its adaptation in different environments and languages:
• Content of the different locations
• Languages supported in the interface and in the reports
• Translation into other languages
Cost estimate in the UK's cultural environment
Cost management in the cultural environment of the United Kingdom, which includes the Commonwealth and Middle East countries, and to some extent the United States, has a historical origin.
The traditional way of executing the works, of which El Escorial is a good example, was by administration. The materials and wages provided were controlled daily and paid to the different subcontractors or suppliers, without a prior estimate of the works.
Estimate alternatives or variants
This document describes different ways to handle in Presto more than one option for an estimate, as variants or alternative proposals. The origin of the differences may be prices, work units, quantities or combinations.
The system for assigning different prices to work units in order to compare biddings or to manage prices composed in different currencies is covered in specific documents.