UDA Items Database
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The UDA Items Database delivers a powerful, yet easy-to-use system to store, track, and manage all of your construction costs. As a central location for all of your construction cost information, the UDA Items Database gives you instant access to the information you need. With unlimited capacity, progressive search technology, and an ultra-sleek design, the UDA Items Database takes a giant leap forward in cost management for construction professionals.

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RS Means Cost Data
RS Means CostbooksUDA ConstructionSuite CM now includes RSMeans MeansData™ costbooks, the most used, quoted, and respected unit price guides available. With over 50,000 items included in UDA ConstructionSuite CM, RSMeans Cost Data is the professional estimator's first choice for reliable price data for accurate budgeting and construction estimating. Choose from Means Building Construction Cost Data, Means Light Commercial Cost Data, Means Commercial Cost Data or purchase any of the thirteen additional RSMeans costbooks for even more detailed unit price data.

Stocked, Loaded, and Ready to Go
Pre-loaded with tens of thousands of materials from RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks, the UDA Items Database gives you instant access to both national average and adjusted local area pricing for materials and labor. And, since it's fully customizable, you can even create your own complete costbooks to track and manage quotes from local vendors.

RS Means Costbooks included in ConstructionSuite CM:

* Only included with Catalyst, Developer, and Enterprise versions.

Additional RS Means Costbooks available for purchase:

With the UDA Items Database, you can:

  • Select from over 20,000 items and over 38,000 quotes from RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks for Commercial, Light Commercial, Residential Construction and Renovation with quarterly updates available for TotalCare members.*
  • Adjust pre-loaded material and labor costs to your area with just a few clicks.
  • Create your own construction costbooks, add quotes, and modify existing information.
  • Store multiple quotes for an item, and set a default quote to use when inserting the item into your UDA Estimate.
  • Enter and track quotes from local vendors for easier bid tracking and cost management.
  • Build comprehensive, accurate, construction estimates using UDA construction estimating software, RS Means Cost Data, and costs stored in the database.
  • Update existing construction estimates or templates when construction costs for labor or materials change.
  • Benefit from unlimited capacity for storing, tracking, and managing costs without sacrificing stability or performance.

  • New
  • Assemblies allow you to create pre-configured item groups with material and labor quotes that can be easily inserted into your construction estimate.
  • RSMeans MeansData™ is now included in the UDA Items Database to quickly create project estimates from pre-populated cost data.
  • Duplicate RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks to customize your costbook by adding or eliminating any categories, subcategories, or items.
  • Adjust the national average RSMeans MeansData™ with Custom Location Multipliers - Company Location, Project Location, or a custom Zip Code.
  • Automatically generate custom costbooks in the UDA Items Database from your Items List in QuickBooks.
  • UDA Estimate Import transfers the items in your UDA Estimate to a custom costbook in the UDA Items Database.
  • Easily find items inserted in your UDA Estimate in the Items Database with the new Items Database Lookup.
  • Automatically assign the Lowest Quote as Default for each item in your UDA Items Database.

  • Making Integration Work for You
    With advanced integration between the UDA Items Database and UDA Construction Estimating software, you can insert items complete with Item Name, Description, Classification, Vendor Name, and Cost into your project estimates. And, when prices change for your items, you can easily update costs in the database and project estimate with just a few clicks. Plus, you can enable ConstructionSuite™ to automatically open the Items Database each time you open an estimate, collapse the database window for easier viewing, and easily update material and labor costs in a new estimate if prices have changed in the Items Database.

    What's Included in the UDA Items Database*

    In all versions of ConstructionSuite CM, the UDA Items Database comes pre-loaded with RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks for Commercial, Light Commercial, Residential Construction and Renovation, which contains over 50,000 items and 100,000 quotes for construction labor and material costs. Consult the Compare Versions page for a detailed description of exact costbooks included in each version of ConstructionSuite.

    The UDA Items Database is included in all versions of ConstructionSuite™.

    Not all ConstructionSuite versions include every feature described above. Refer to the Compare Versions web page to view a comprehensive list of features included in each version of ConstructionSuite. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and QuickBooks are not included with ConstructionSuite. ConstructionSuite and ConstructionNet are trademarks of UDA Technologies, Inc. RS Means, RSMeans, and MeansData™ Costbooks are trademarks of Reed Construction Data.

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