RIB CostX® Testimonials
"We are committed to delivering world class services to our clients enabled by an integrated suite of industry leading tools. Our selection of CostX was based on its comprehensive functionality, ease of use and excellent engagement and technical support provided by Exactal’s team."
Marc Longhurst, Strategy and Development Director
Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement
"CostX has helped to process a multitude of interdependent data through its system for this cost sensitive project, which has greatly helped efficiency while reducing errors and increasing flexibility. "
"CostX is a game changer for the modern consultancy service. The ability to be able to capture 100% of the design direct from the 3D model and live link those quantities direct to your estimate, creates transparency in the quality of Turner & Townsend’s service. Which in turn gives greater commercial confidences to our clients. "
Callum Agnew, Associate Director (Asia)
"CostX is the most powerful 2D and 3D combined estimating tool we have seen. Take off is simple and the estimate spreadsheet platform is easy to understand and customize. CostX technical support is one of the best I have ever worked with for on-going support and new version releases. I would highly recommend this program!"
Daniel Deter, Director of Pre-Construction
"CostX has focused our core business of cost planning and cost advice into the 21st century compared to other IT solutions in the marketplace. With CostX we can quickly analyse drawing revisions and simultaneously provide the cost impact. CostX are continually evolving the program and their maintenance program provides the necessary backbone to continuing those core business solutions for our offices nationally."
Mark Mammarella, Managing Director (Queensland)
KVMRT SSP Line – Underground Work Package, 13.5km
"CostX significantly increases the speed of repetitive quantification works compared to traditional methods. In 3D model interaction, it serves as an effective visualisation tool, particularly important in dissecting components for costing. "
"I would recommend CostX as an excellent estimating software platform, incorporating multiple estimating tools into one holistic software package. It enables our company to provide best of class preconstruction services for the largest and most complex building projects in the world."
Ted Boeckerman, Preconstruction Manager
"The increasing digitisation of the industry has opened up even more opportunities to take advantage of new and emerging technologies for the benefit of our clients. Thanks to our 100+ year history, we hold one of the largest global asset and cost data sets in industry. Now with the benefit of CostX, we can accelerate new ways of working to deliver leading solutions for the benefit both of our clients, and ultimately for their customers. Our overarching objective is to be recognised as the Digital frontrunner in industry, and we look forward to working closely with Exactal moving forwards to proactively deliver the innovation necessary to meet the future needs of our clients."
Andy Beard, Global Leader of Cost and Commercial Management
"CostX has proven to exceed our expectations from the original demo and research. The service that we have received from the Exactal team is top notch and very fast."
John Delavan, Vice-President of Preconstruction
"We are excited about the adoption of CostX in our business. CostX’s enhanced functionality and ease of use will be of great benefit to our staff and ultimately our clients as we look to continually improve our service. CostX’s ability to link to our other systems, in particular our Global Unite tool, will enable us to further develop our intellectual property that allows us to give better advice to our clients at the inception of their projects."
Mark Prior, Chairman of the Program, Cost, Consultancy’s Global Leadership Council, AECOM
Public Recreation Site in Meru
"The time saved on measurement allowed a clearer focus on checking the errors and preparing the tender in a short time. Compared with others, CostX adds more value towards our client's satisfaction."
"Following an extensive review of the software options in the marketplace, we decided that CostX best met our requirements in allowing our clients to have full visibility of marked up drawings, measurement and quantities. We are now using CostX on some of the UK’s largest and most complex construction and infrastructure projects."
Scott Smyth, Founder and Managing Director
"With Exactal's commitment on the continuing development of CostX, we are confident that we would be able to achieve our targeted work productivity gains from BIM in tandem with the BCA's vision."
Silas Loh, Partner
M4 Mixed Development
"The building model in .dwfx format was imported to CostX. By using a BIM Model Map, the QS undertook 3D Measurement and prepared the Bill of Quantities (BQ). Measured Quantities were then checked against the client’s KPI, and the client was satisfied with the cost estimate and BQ accuracy. "
"It’s the best in the market that we have reviewed, in terms of ease of use and functionality for 2D and 3D take-off purposes."
Gary Dowden, Preconstruction Director
"Using CostX on the Brisbane Airport project enabled highly accurate quantities to be prepared & enabled the client to go to tender ahead of other projects that were competing in the same market."
"I highly recommend you get a demonstration of CostX."
David Palmer, Owner & Estimator
"Linesight has been using the CostX software since 2008, across all regions in which we operate globally. We were one of the first organizations that developed the software, and it is our preferred estimating tool. It is also the preferred tool in the UAE, being used across multiple landmark projects and specified as a requirement by many large clients in the region. The program is very user-friendly, with some of our Cost Managers using it after just a two-hour training session. Exactal ensure that they are up to date with the latest developments within the industry, with its integration with BIM proving invaluable. Support from the Exactal team is always forthcoming and timely, and suggestions are implemented in new product releases, where appropriate."
John Chavez, Associate
Athletics South Competition & Performance project
"CostX proved to be an invaluable communication tool during the development of the design. It was very successful in effectively conveying the quantitative estimate information within the 3D environment in a very clear and concise way to the rest of the project team..."
"iTWO costX is probably the greatest invention to the field of quantity surveying since Excel. It has allowed our company to triple its output and revenue in the 3 years since implementation, while simultaneously allowing us to ensure each client is still provided with the same personalized service as before. Any client should have iTWO costX as their number one requirement when looking for a consultancy. Likewise, any contractor interested in streamlining their entire financial process should look no further. I cannot imagine undertaking the practice of Quantity Surveying without this software and the exceptional support that RIB provides to its customers. The seemingly endless number of tools at your disposal is unparalleled and allows for holistic cost management of any project from inception to completion."
Matthew Lewis, Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager
"Before CostX, I was using other competitor software. One of the appeals of making the switch to CostX was the added advantage of having CostXL available to us. CostXL can link into Excel spreadsheets and directly connect Excel to the data within the CostX program. This is a great benefit and makes the overall system very easy to use for my requirements. Very simply, it is easy to use, accurate and does what it says on the tin."
Caroline Williams, Precon Surveyor
"CostX® is one of the most reliable, scalable and future-proofed integrated software products. "
Ahmed El Halaby, Commercial Manager
"CostX is not just a software, it is a tool to improve the output in a more efficient and effective manner."
Lalith Ratnayake, Director
"Working with CostX has enabled us to integrate our price databases and work breakdown structure codes into live measurements. Constant development of the software by Exactal ensures CostX remains at the forefront of electronic measurement technology. "
Rob Kane, Senior Quantity Surveyor
Food Retail Fit Out
"Using CostX, all measurements were carried out digitally. The time saved on measurement allowed a clearer focus on value management opportunities and error checking in abnormal reviews..."
"CostX dramatically decreased the time we needed to spend measuring quantities. As a result, the time saved measuring was consequently spent on refining associated rates and allowed us to meet our strict deadlines while adhering to our impeccable standards."
"I am happy with the decision we made to go with CostX. We are still evolving our processes and CostX routinely updates and releases new features to make the software even more efficient. My experience with other software companies is that they get you on the sale and then support on trying to get it setup is non-existent. With Exactal, the sales and support team is and has always been very responsive and helps out with setups and changes all the time. I would recommend speaking to someone from Exactal about how you currently put together estimates and then they can give you recommendations as to what you need from the software."
Jaimeson English, Preconstruction Manager
South Bank Boardwalk
"CostX assisted our measurement takeoff with automatic 3D quantity generation. This was a great tool to use and streamlined our cost planning process. The revisioning function also assisted with design development, as it allowed us to provide advice to the client at integral points throughout..."
"CostX has the shortest break-even I have seen for this type of software."
Patrick Hanlon, Director
"CostX saves time, and therefore makes projects more profitable."
Gavin O'Neill, QS & Owner
"CostX is an investment that is sure to provide efficiencies and improve accuracy in any cost management practice. The user-friendly nature and flexibility it provides makes it, for me, head and shoulders above the competition for both 2D and 3D measuring capabilities."
Sam Johnson, Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Ipswich Motorway Upgrade
"CostX’s unique approach provides increased accuracy, efficiency & productivity in the take-off process (quicker than scale ruler). By automatically identifying all updated drawing revisions it allows fast revisions of drawings to be easily handled and eliminates traditional scope creep..."
"CostX has helped us to improve our tendering efficiency. It has also enabled us to effectively work in both 2D and 3D models and integrate BIM modelling."
Kevan Throgmorton, Senior Commercial Manager
The Cairns Institute
"With over 70% of our projects now taken-off directly from the BIM models, CostX allows us to deliver world-class quantity surveying services with high levels of accuracy. CostX saves us time and saves the client money by allowing us to be more competitive with our fee structure against firms not using..."
"Before CostX, we were using Microsoft Excel. A major client decided to roll out BIM Modelling on all future projects and that's why we made the decision to switch to CostX. Now, we are compliant with the client's requirements and can comply with their BIM roll-out; plus we have the capability and experience to cost BIM models in the future should other clients implement BIM too. Overall, CostX is a powerful package that can provide sophisticated costing with clarity."
Iain Bartholomew, Estimator
"CostX has enabled us to improve the efficiency of our service, with the transition from our old system being seamless."
Grahame Wrobel, Founding Director
"CostX is an easy to use program which saves time and money. So it's a win-win! "
Andy Carr, Procurement Manager
"Using CostX in our office enabled us to produce accurate quantity take-offs on major international projects. CostX integrates well above expectation with the other systems and formats which we use within our business."
Tim Walker, CoManaging Director
"CostX is an excellent measurement and cost estimating package with integrated phraseology and rate libraries, ensuring the software is easy to use. Since adopting CostX the software has allowed us to work more efficiently with improved productivity, ensuring we are delivering and sharing success. "
Paul Burridge, Quantity Surveyor
"Finding the right tools are part of the challenge for a Quantity Surveyor and CostX fitted this role perfectly. CostX fulfilled the need to provide technical data in the form of quantities in a fast and efficient manner. Its simplistic methods of obtaining accurate quantities enhance our roles as industry..."
"Fast, effective and easy to use; CostX will improve your companies approach to measurement, with your time spent working being more productive than ever before. "
Matthew Steggall, Quantity Surveyor
"CostX has taken our company to the next step in providing us with the ability to produce timely and accurate cost plans, with ease of use and great support."
Martin Hood, Construction Manager
"The ease of obtaining quantities from the CAD drawings and the structured way that changes in design are tracked by the system provides for efficient takeoff. The flexibility on the CostX workbooks enabled the Cost Model to address numerous project variables such as differing Project Types..."
"CostX has improved Newton Kerr and Partners’ ability to accurately and efficiently carry out the high-level service we strive to provide for our clients."
Jamin Crawley, Director
"Multi Span Australia has been using CostX for a number of years now and it is embedded into our project delivery cycle from initial project conception through to providing on site quantity control. With our in house 3D Design capabilities, CostX provides a great tool for working on the cost planning and control of our projects. It is easy to use and is accessed from various levels of people within our organisation. CostX has been a very stable platform for us and we get great product support."
Martin Hood, Business Development Manager
"CostX is an integral part of Mitchell Brandtman's 5D Cost Planning business and workflow. It has been that way since 2004 when we first implemented version 1.0. It was easy to decide to leave our previous provider because CostX had so many incredible features. There is always pain in making a shift but that's all history now because it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. The 3D capabilities of version 2.20 in 2006 and the support of the team have made it so!"
David Mitchell, Partner & 5D Quantity Surveyor
"A really good estimating software package, CostX successfully ties in all the key components:
- Digital take-offs
- Inter-linked and composite rate libraries
- Intuitive measuring and pricing
- An outstanding audit trail for materials orders
- A powerful drawing revision & update system
Without exception, every Client I have worked with has been impressed with the power and potential of the software. I highly recommend you get a demonstration. "
David Palmer, Sole Trader
"CostX software has become an integral process of delivering our PQS services to clients. Accuracy of measurement is fundamental to many of our basic services and CostX gives us the ability to take-off from the drawings and file our electronic take-offs. It is particularly useful for similar projects or for project revisions, where we can readily identify drawing changes and updates. We are also beginning to explore the 3D modelling capabilities which is the future direction of documentation."
Grahame Wrobel, Director
"Beacon Consulting was formed in 2007 and had been exposed to all other estimating and take-off software packages prior to this time. At the time we made a strategic decision to adopt CostX early based on our experience in Dubai and Ireland using BIM models for the purposes of Cost Planning and Estimating and the early promise that CostX showed in this area. Since 2007 we have nothing but praise for the Exactal team for the pace and regularity at which new versions and features have been added to the software, all of which have significantly improved both the software and our productivity. It is a fact that CostX saves us time, money and resources and is a cornerstone of our service delivery."
Greg McDonald, Director
"I would like to thank you for all your work the other day and most importantly for finding a solution. You have made my life easier and it puts me at ease knowing if I require help in future, you will find a resolution immediately. I am so happy with the CostX program and especially the support from Exactal. I have used many different programs for Cost Planning/Estimating and I can honestly state in my opinion- CostX is number 1. Keep up the good work!"
Joseph Campo, Senior Estimator
"I have really enjoyed using CostX since our purchase, 2D measurement has never been so easy."
Izzwan Isahak, Quantity Surveyor
"CostX can be used to facilitate take off, counts and measurement directly from a model and the quantities can be directly linked to cost database. It increases the accuracy and reliability of the cost estimate and Bill of Quantities."
Sr Amir.H Mehdipoor, Senior Vice President
"A platform for integrated project controls, CostX is an innovative software that allows for faster, more reliable and flexible use based on a company’s requirements."
Mark de Jesus , Quantity Surveyor
"CostX and the QS are a perfect match. Its user-friendly interface lets one glide over the tasks, managing everything to precision to provide the highest standard of service. Buzzing with the brightest of features that a QS wants at their fingertips, at this moment it is the best software used by any QS working around the globe, providing savings in terms of time, cost and resources for the organisation."
Brijesh Patel, Quantity Surveyor
"iTWO costX® is a valuable tool in supporting our BIM services, and using it extensively has allowed us to add value to our customer's projects. We believe that data and cost management is vital in taking the construction industry to the next level, and iTWO costX® is helping us to do just that."
Joris Raaijmaakers , Founder
"Our geographically wide client footprint, and the need to keep pace with the escalating digital transformation in our industry, demands that we must invest in the latest, best in class, technology to offer our clients. Having conducted a vigorous evaluation of the most suitable QS takeoff and estimating software to meet our, and our clients’ requirements, we do not regret selecting iTWO costX. Based on the feedback from our staff and our clients, the ease of use, cost, time and quality benefits derived from using iTWO costX are tangible."
Jayavilal Wilegoda and Nigel Couper, Directors
"A.Q.S Consultancy considers iTWO costX as one of the best QS software options on the market, and we strategically implemented it within our organization level as a risk mitigating tool, to safeguard our local and international clients. With its amazing and super-fast features, iTWO costX is definitely a game changer for estimating and tendering on modern construction contracts in a more digitalized world, as it wisely integrates 2D & BIM functions closely linked with the estimating workbooks."
Selvarajah Arunothayan, Managing Director
"CostX has empowered Rund with automation, uniformity, and enhanced deliverables. It has simplified our processes, improved efficiency, and ensured that we can continue to deliver a consistently high-quality cost consultancy service. I would highly recommend RIB CostX as a valuable solution for cost consultancy in the construction industry."
Will Ashton, Senior Surveyor, Rund
RIB Benchmark Testimonials
"CostX Benchmark not only saves time in compiling benchmarking data, but also provides a platform to sort and use that data easily and efficiently."
Nick Wallace, Senior Associate at Wilde and Woollard
"CostX Benchmark has assisted our business in streamlining our Cost Planning Process, and allows us to provide consistent, accurate cost plans and project budgets based on similar project types, sizes, and attributes, backed up by completed, current, and future project information."
Karl Rigby, Estimating Manager