Atlanta Building News
May 22, 2012

Practical Tips and Tricks for Builders/Remodelers

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Do you know which software might be good for your company?

Builders and Remodelers need the same basic software to control cost and estimate jobs however the features that each type of business requires are very different. In addition, smart phones, iPads, small laptops, new software licensing arrangements and "cloud" databases are changing this industry’s leaders and innovators monthly. Join us as we discuss the tips of tricks of choosing the perfect software for your company. Participants of this session will learn more about:
Accounting Software:
•    Batch Accounting – Advantages and Deficiencies
•    Dynamic Accounting – Advantages and Deficiencies
•    Job Cost
•    Master Budget Lists
•    Change Orders
•    Committed Costs verses Non-Committed Costs
•    Security
Estimating Software:
•    Numeric verses Alpha Systems
•    Databases
•    Commercial Databases
•    Contact Management
•    Scheduling Integration
•    Integration with CAD and accounting Systems
Cloud-Based Systems:
•    General Discussion of Cloud Synchrozation
•    General Discussion of Cloud Dynamic Systems

Christine Fortenberry will facilitate this session. She is a graduate of Georgia Tech who has been building, developing and remodeling for more than 40 years. She is a guest lecturer for the Georgia Tech School of Architecture and other organizations on the subjects of Universal Design and Aging-in-Place and is an instructor for NAHB. 

Cost: $20 Greater Atlanta HBA member, $30 other HBA member, $50 non-member
Cont. Ed: 3 CPHB, 3 GA Bldr License

Click here to register to attend. Call 678-775-1469 or email with any questions.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Amanda Mathis at or 678-775-1469.

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