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Major General Contractors Are Transforming Their Preconstruction Workflow With Togal.AI

This is why Togal.AI is becoming more popular among general contractors for winning more bids and filling in their construction pipeline.
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Major General Contractors Are Transforming Their Preconstruction Workflow With Togal.AI

Since the launch of Togal.AI, the construction industry's most successful general contractors have been adapting the technology into their workflow and transforming how pre-construction is done. In today's aggressive market, general contractors need to work smart, reduce costs, and submit accurate proposals according to deadlines. Utilizing deep machine learning to analyze construction drawings, Togal.AI eliminates hours of tedious work time for the estimator. 

Some of the industry’s leading general contractors have recognized how Togal.AI can make most efficient use of their employees time while also increasing their success rate and ability to respond to requests for proposals.

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Industry Leaders in Construction are leveraging Togal.AI

Streamline Efficiency

Allow Teams to Focus on Value Engineering

Do More with Less

Increase Team Productivity

Improve Accuracy

How Togal.AI Compares to Other Takeoff Softwares

Intuitive Interface Web-Based Platform

File Compatiblility

Automated Takeoffs

Active Program Learning and Adaptation

Togal.AI Streamlines Business Practices and Eliminates Bottlenecks

Costly and Time-Consuming Pre-Construction Process

Inefficiencies in Pre-Construction

Highly Competitive Market for General Contractor’s

Importance of Accuracy in Proposals

The Difference of Using Togal.AI

Industry Leaders in Construction are Leveraging Togal.AI

Major General Contractors who are dominant in the construction industry are implementing Togal.AI into their workflow. Their reasons for adapting the new technology are as follows:

Streamline Efficiency 

“GT spends a tremendous amount of time and resources performing detailed take-offs and welcomes any new technology to speed up the process and improve the accuracy. Having used Togal.Al we believe this will drastically improve our efficiency.”

-Shaun Blackburn, Senior Director and Board Member at Gardiner Theobald

Allow Teams to Focus on Value Engineering

“We are excited to see that Togal.AI found a way to automate take-offs in a way that will allow our team to focus on scoping, pricing, and value engineering. This could be the biggest innovation in estimating in my 20 years in the industry. Usually, when we demo a software, there are a lot of pros and cons to consider. After the demo of Togal.ai, the only question was, "how soon can we start using it?"

-David Zorrilla, Vice-President of Pre-Construction at KAST Construction

Do More with Less  

“We have worked with most of the legacy estimating software available and are excited about new startups like Togal.Al that automates the takeoff process and improves efficiency. With today's busy marketplace and tight labor force, our industry is forced to do more with less. Being able to rely on new technologies like Togal.Al will allow us to focus on more significant tasks like value engineering & pricing.

-Patrick McGowan, CEO, McGowan Builders

Increase Team’s Productivity  

“My team has used Togal.AI for our projects now and it has contributed to improved productivity. We seem to frequently encounter the necessity of measuring the areas and counting building items. My team is happier and less stressed. Togal.AI is continually evolving and I’m sure it will help us get the majority of the work done automatically.”

-Akira “Tommy” Tomisawa (富澤 明), Project Manager at KBD Group

Improve Accuracy  

“The accuracy of the takeoff is critical to an estimate. Togal greatly reduces the risk of error and adds hours back into my staff’s time. As manpower has become more costly, we need to be able to complete more in less amount of time with the resources we have available to us. Togal is a no brainer.”

-Chris Christy, VP Estimating, Coastal Construction

How Togal.AI Compares to Other Takeoff Softwares

Togal.AI is the first AI estimating software to successfully leverage deep machine learning in processing construction drawings. It’s an essential tool for the general contractor that will transform and disrupt the construction industry.  Togal.AI stands out from competitors for the following:

Intuitive Interface

Togal.AI was intentionally built to be straight forward and easy to learn. Automatic takeoffs and all necessary polygons populate in a few clicks. The platform is setup to eliminate the pain-points that most other softwares cause for estimators. Togal.AI features editing tools that are far superior to competitors, effectively saving estimators a headache as well as hours of time..

Togal.AI’s easy-to-use interface facilitates general contractors with empowering their estimators. Rather than spending time on the most tedious tasks, estimators can focus on the most important and intelligent work during pre-construction. Optimize productivity. It’s easy to implement into your workflow. Even non-technical users can use it to speed up their takeoffs right from the start. 

Web-Based Platform

Most digital estimation software are housed on the hard drive of a computer. Having software local to a computer poses challenges to work accessibility and collaboration. 

Togal.AI alternatively is a web-based platform that allows access from anywhere and collaboration between team members which is essential for large projects. Togal.AI users also benefit from updates that automatically populate with new feature releases. Ensuring that users are always using the latest version of the platform. 

File Compatibility

Togal.AI is compatible with many file types. Compatible industry-standard drawing formats include PDF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. 

Automated Takeoffs

In a market of price fluctuations and rising inflation, being able to reduce costs is essential to the general contractor. Technology is a great tool to streamline efficiency and reduce costs. Automating takeoffs, which is typically a very tedious task, allows fewer estimators to manage a greater work load. Time efficiencies are incredibly important to meeting deadlines and subsequently being awarded work.

As the most laborious portion of the estimate, takeoff are easily a main bottleneck within pre-construction. 

Togal.AI completes  takeoffs in a few clicks. General Contractors save 90 minutes per drawing and perform takeoffs 80% faster. 

Active Program Learning and Adaptation

Togal.AI goes far beyond automation. It is designed to improve with use. The program adapts to the information that is input and will remember past labels and classifications. On future takeoffs, the program will remember past classifications and populate the takeoff in a similar fashion.

The more teams use Togal.AI, the faster and smarter the program becomes. Such efficiencies  will reduce pre-construction costs and timeline.  

Togal.AI Streamlines Business Practices and Eliminates Bottlenecks

Eliminating bottlenecks within the pre-construction process will allow a team to have greater success. 

Costly and Time-Consuming Pre-Construction Process

General Contractors spend a significant amount of time and resources on the pre-construction process. If a project is not awarded, this process can be a large financial burden for the general contractor. To reduce the resources spent and increase the likelihood of being awarded work, Togal.AI provides an essential solution. Proposals can be completed faster while reducing overhead costs. Estimator salaries are a significant cost for the general contractor. Togal.AI allows fewer estimators to do the same amount of work as a team using antiquated software and takeoff tools.

Imagine using traditional takeoff methods to submit 150 proposals annually.  If it takes an average of 4 hours conducting take-offs per proposal and the average project size is $100, 000.00,  a total of 450 hours will be saved with Togal.AI. That is equivalent to 113 potential additional bids and $5,625,000.00 in potential new revenue.  

Inefficiencies in Pre-Construction

The Problem

  • Minimal time spent on value-generating activities - General Contractors and their team of seasoned estimators spend 40-60% of their time conducting takeoffs. While takeoffs are crucial to pricing a job, there’s little value generated from it. 
  • Difficulty in collaborating as a team - The stressful back and forth when confirming changes in plans can add friction to team dynamics. The lack of coordination can lead to poor decisions and losing projects.
  • Lack of integration with relevant software - The hassle of shifting between multiple windows and software can slow down pre-construction. 
  • Complicated interface - Most takeoff softwares are limited. Either there is  a steep learning curve or ateam spends hours manually editing the database to fit the project needs.

The Solution 

  • Shift focus towards value-generating activities - With Togal.AI’s efficiency, general contractors can shift their focus towards value-generating activities such as identifying the scope of work, value engineering, and identifying the right trade partners.
  • Collaborate with ease - Our web-based platform allows teams to work on the same project simultaneously. Compatible with any device, teams can collaborate anytime and anywhere with internet.
  • Integrate with third party softwares - Togal.AI can easily integrate with existing construction softwares. Resulting in a smoother and more efficient workflow.
  • Easy implementation - Our construction AI’s simple and intuitive interface makes it easy to integrate. General contractors can on-board employees withlittle training.

Highly Competitive Market for General Contractors

The Problem

Winning projects is a numbers game. The more proposalssubmitted, the higher the chance of being awarded work. Takeoffs can take weeks or even months to complete. Making it every more challenging to respond to multiple requests for proposals.

The Solution 

General contractorss can sharpen their competitive edge by submitting accurate bids faster. Submitting an accurate proposal within a short time frame makes the general contractor appear most  competent for the project.

Togal.AI helps to increaseprofit margins by reducing pre-construction costs. Increasing the number of proposals sent annually will simultaneously increase the probability of being awarded more work and generating larger revenues.

Importance of Accuracy in Proposals

The Problem

Inaccurate estimates are the leading cause of cost overruns. Bidding too high can losea project while bidding too low can cause financial harm. 

Even with an experienced estimator, manual takeoffs are prone to human error. 

The Solution 

Togal.AI’s software interprets plans with 97% accuracy, allowing general contractors to run profitable and predictable projects.

Advanced estimation tools can streamline the pre-construction process with high accuracy - reducing the risks of cost overruns.

The difference in Using Togal.AI 

Togal.AI provides:

  • Fast and accurate takeoffs
  • Better team productivity
  • More efficient workflow 
  • Artificial Intelligence that learns and adapts with use 

Togal.AI helps general contractors lower pre-construction costs, win more bids, increase profit margins, and shift focus towards value-generating activities. 

By finishing weeks worth of takeoff in minutes, Togal.AI eliminates excessive overhead from unnecessary estimating personnel salaries and the time wasted conducting redundant tasks. General Contractors can submit more competitive bids and win more work. 

With 40-60% of  time saved, estimators can focus on establishing the project scopeand value-engineering.

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