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

M+W Group

M+W Group with headquarters in Stuttgart/Germany is one of the leading global companies in the field of high-tech engineering, procurement and construction. From concept development to turnkey solutions the Group manages projects of all sizes for industries like Electronics, Pharma and Chemicals, Energy and IT. Founded in 1912, the company is recognized today as a market leader in several segments such as the semiconductor and photovoltaic industry among others. In 2013 M+W Group generated an order intake of 3.03 billion euros and revenues of 2.56 billion euros with around 8,500 employees.

Making the Change

M+W Group first introduced the use of CostX for a large confidential client in Ireland. The project used both 2D drawings and 3D models. It soon became apparent that by using CostX for 2D measurement, it reduced the labour intensive traditional take-off function, whilst the show source function was invaluable when agreeing quantities both upstream with the client and downstream with the package sub-contractors.

The Outcome

M+W Group started evaluating CostX in late 2012 and since then CostX has improved with every update to maintain its position as the leading electronic measurement software. Some of the reasons why are:

  • Quick and accurate take-off
  • Complete accountability and measurement back-up
  • Speedy responses on user queries from CostX Support Engineers
  • Drawing Revision and Comparison tools