ZEN Industries' August 2013 e-Newsletter 

Takeoffs Go Mobile

The Age of the Hand-Drawn Takeoff Comes to a Close

iQduct HD Mobile Takeoff from QuoteSoftNo doubt the hand-drawn takeoff, done in the field by an experienced contractor, is a reliable and authoritative document. The challenges, problems, and limitations come after.

The obvious issue is that changes and tweaks can be messy when you start with paper and pencil.

The real problems come when all this information is digitized, as it must be in today’s world.

Data entry offers all kinds of opportunity for error, and often several varieties of software are involved and several generations of data entry. Mistakes are almost bound to creep in, and as revisions and updates are made, the possibility for error multiplies.

Forging a straight path from takeoff to production and installation not only reduces errors, it keeps headaches to a minimum and saves money every step along the way.

iQduct HD Mobile Takeoff

iQduct HD Mobile Takeoff from QuoteSoftWhen it comes to HVAC takeoffs, at ZEN M.E.P., we’re always working to find the most efficient means to get the job done right.

A new product we see as having great promise is iQduct HD Mobile Takeoff, a QuoteExpress Mobile Solution from QuoteSoft.

This is software for the iPad. It also requires that you have QuoteExpress Sheet Metal 3.4 or greater.  If you have both an iPad and the needed QuoteExpress software already in hand, the additional investment is negligible, under $20. Purchase iQduct HD Mobile Takeoff from the iTunes Store.

The idea is simple: do takeoffs in the field on the iPad, with the information starting its digital life right from square one. Add lists of ductwork, spiral pipe, fittings, and ductwork accessories in the field and have them show up instantly in your office.

The software automatically uploads your item data to the cloud for retrieval into your QuoteExpress Sheet Metal or Fabshop workstation. You can eliminate hand sketched, faxed, and paper job orders while making collaboration and communication about jobs so much easier and more accurate.

With QuoteExpress Mobile Solutions, you can minimize delays and reduce conflicts by entering data in real-time. More importantly, it allows you to monitor project changes and provide instant availability of labor and material costs to project managers and estimators.

Want to know more?  Contact ZEN M.E.P. to ask about our experience turning HVAC takeoffs, production, and installation into an accurate, error-reducing, and cost-savings process that adds profit to your bottom line.

Commercial Ducts and Fittings

Commercial Ducts and Fittings in Stock, Ready to Ship

Frefabricated Parts Catalog | ZEN IndustriesCount on ZEN for a large selection of pre-fabricated air ducts and fittings, including adjustable elbows, snap-lock pipe, and more.

ZEN Industries is often chosen for our reputation in HVAC fabrication, but did you know we have a wide variety of in-stock pieces available and ready to ship? With our on-shelf capacity, ZEN eliminates production time and ships directly and immediately to your job site.

  • Pre-fabricated HVAC duct
  • HVAC fittings
  • Curb adapters
  • Adjustable elbows
  • Snap-lock pipe

ZEN Industries Ducts and Fittings in Stock

Your order can be filled quickly from the materials already on our warehouse shelves. And at ZEN, we are always ready to talk to you about any of your HVAC product needs, including takeoffs and shop drawings.

Contact ZEN today!

No matter how big or small your project:

No matter how demanding the project, ZEN Industries has the experience and expertise you need.  To learn more, Contact ZEN Industries today!

ZEN Industries provides all or part of your HVAC needs. HVAC ductwork manufactured according to your schedule, meeting 3rd Edition 2005 SMACNA standards. Contact Heather Rodehaver - Business Development Representative at 877-600-0274.

Success in our business is about service.

Success in our business is about service.  The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price competitive with the best in the industry. Nonetheless, quality and price are default items today in sheet metal fabrication. They give us access to the playing field. Service is where ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

Learn more at www.ZENIndustries.com or at www.ZENMEP.com

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