The materials you use, the subs,
equipment, and everything else,
gets added into the main brain of
the program automatically. Between
turning Build In The Black
construction software off and on
again, from job to job, it keeps
a "master list" of job
tasks and job items, so that they
can be used again and again. Your
benefit is that you only need to
type in a new thing once, then choose
it from your growing lists forever.
Have you ever had leftover material
from a job? Does you bookkeeper
give you heck when you glom it into
the next job without "accounting"
Using the built-in inventory controls
of Build In The Black,
this construction project management
software will automatically record
usage of your material assets. You
can also enter all of your equipment
that you own. As you use up materials
on the job, the inventory asset
goes down and the cost is nothing
for the job. As you use your own
equipment, depreciation is factored
in, and there's no other equipment
The program keeps you organized
by using supplier categories to
group certain items together, such
as electrical, roofing, HVAC, etc. You
can add new categories and group
items to your own specifications.
The program comes with hundreds
of standard material items. You can
add your own materials easily.
The program provides all of the
standard types of labor. You can
add your own labor to use on any
The program comes with dozens of
standard equipment items used in
construction, that you can use on
any job. And you can add your own.
The program provides hundreds of
tasks that are typically needed
for the entire process.
You can add your own tasks easily
that can be included in any job.
A select set of material items,
labor, equipment, and tasks can
get glued together into a single
unique name, called an assembly.
This assembly can be added to any
job, making it faster to add the
whole set at a time.
Allows you to choose from a pick
list, when adding rooms to your
Allows you to define new types of
rooms and have them available for
Allows you to work with the units
of measurement that you are accustomed
Allows you to work with abbreviations,
but will show you the fully expanded
definition when necessary. Allows
you to add your own units, with
their abbreviations and definitions.