McCabe Expands Use of MiTek Software to Improve Take-Offs

Originally published by: MiTek USAMarch 28, 2017

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MiTek USA today announced that Cincinnati-based McCabe Lumber has implemented MiTek’s SAPPHIRE Supply, resulting in a 50% reduction in the time required to generate estimates and material take-offs.  McCabe Lumber is a long-time user of MiTek’s SAPPHIRE Structure for designing and manufacturing prefabricated components. 

Case Study: McCabe LumberUsing SAPPHIRE Supply, the newest SAPPHIRE module, McCabe can now create the most-accurate 3-D BIM structural frame in the building industry.  With SAPPHIRE Supply, a wide range of structural products can be designed for roofs, floors, and wall applications, including proprietary EWP products, dimensional lumber, and MiTek’s USP Structural Connectors’ metal connectors.  SAPPHIRE Supply can also estimate non-structural materials such as drywall, roofing, and housewrap.  A flexible formula-builder gives SAPPHIRE Supply users the power to define their own accumulation rules, further increasing accuracy.

Watch a video about McCabe Lumber’s use of SAPPHIRE Supply: link.

McCabe Lumber has a staff of 120 and generates $40 million in annual revenue; customers are predominantly high-end custom production home builders and professional remodelers. 

 “With SAPPHIRE Supply, our material counts and delivery stages are so accurate, we see a clear path to reducing the error and waste rate from as much as 8% down to 2%, which is near-perfect accuracy,” said Dave Renchen, McCabe Lumber’s Estimating Manager.

“SAPPHIRE Supply uses a single shared structural model, and that offers McCabe a unified solution for efficient, consistent and accurate modeling, estimating, on order fulfillment across their organization,” explained MiTek’s Brian McCormick.  “SAPPHIRE Supply eliminates the classic problem of inconsistent sales estimating, because it delivers accurate modeling and estimating on every structure.”

“Now our sales team is not spending hours on estimates; instead, they are selling more jobs and expanding relationship, often by using SAPPHIRE Viewer, a free download for reviewing SAPPHIRE models,” added McCabe Lumber’s Dave Renchen.

For information about SAPPHIRE Supply, and to read the full McCabe Lumber case study, visit link, or contact Brian McCormick; BMcCormick@MII.com.