Author Archives: Joel Grasmeyer

2016 Craftsman Costbooks are Available

Version 2.7 of Construction Cost Estimator is now available. This update includes the option to purchase the 2016 Craftsman costbooks as in-app purchases for $49.99 each. The Craftsman costbooks are the industry-standard source for material and labor costs for over 30,000 common construction items. The costs are also localized to your area based on your [...]

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2015 Craftsman Costbooks are Available in Version 2.4

Version 2.4 of Construction Cost Estimator is now available. This update includes the option to purchase the 2015 Craftsman costbooks as in-app purchases for $49.99 each. The Craftsman costbooks are the industry-standard source for material and labor costs for over 30,000 common construction items. The costs are also localized to your area based on your [...]

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2014 National Electrical Estimator is Available in Version 2.1

We’ve received quite a few requests for making Craftsman’s National Electrical Estimator available within the Construction Cost Estimator app, and we’re happy to announce that it’s available in version 2.1 for $49.99 via an in-app purchase. The National Electrical Estimator costbook includes costs for installation of all common electrical work: conduit, wire, boxes, fixtures, switches, outlets, [...]

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2014 Craftsman Costbooks are Available in Version 2.0

Version 2.0 of Construction Cost Estimator is now available. This update includes the option to purchase the 2014 Craftsman costbooks as in-app purchases for $49.99 each. The Craftsman costbooks are the industry-standard source for material and labor costs for over 30,000 common construction items. The costs are also localized to your area based on your [...]

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A New Look for iOS 7

Version 1.9 of Construction Cost Estimator has been completely updated for the new look and feel of iOS 7. You can install the update by launching the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad, and tapping the Updates button in the lower right corner. Then tap the Update button next to the apps that [...]

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2013 Craftsman Costbooks are Available in Version 1.6

Version 1.6 of Construction Cost Estimator is now available. This update includes the option to purchase the 2013 Craftsman costbooks as in-app purchases. If you already purchased the 2012 Craftsman costbooks, the 2013 update is free. Version 1.6 is also the last update that will support iOS 5. Version 1.6.1 will require iOS 6.0 or [...]

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Video Interview with TUAW

TUAW just posted a video interview that we filmed last summer. I talked about how the apps came about, and discussed some my design philosophy. http://www.tuaw.com/2013/02/08/origin-stories-joel-grasmeyer-construction-cost-estimator/

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Tutorial Videos for Construction Cost Estimator

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been creating some video tutorials for Construction Cost Estimator. You can find them at the following link: www.ConstructionCostEstimator.com/tutorials The first tutorial is a 5-minute overview of the app, which gives a brief summary of all of the features. The rest of the tutorials cover the following subjects: Setting [...]

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Construction Cost Estimator for Mac

Construction Cost Estimator is now available for Mac OS X. The world of construction cost estimating software has long been dominated by complex and expensive Windows software and ugly spreadsheets. Many of them cost over $1,000, and they’re not very user-friendly. Many contractors have been moving from PCs to Macs over the last few years, [...]

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New Features in Construction Cost Estimator version 1.3.1

Construction Cost Estimator version 1.3.1 introduces some great new features, along with iOS 6 compatibility. I’ve been receiving some excellent feedback from customers over the last few months, and I’ve tried very hard to prioritize the feature requests based on the relative demand. Here’s a summary of the new features since version 1.0: • Terms [...]

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