NEW MODEL BILLS OBTAINABLE FROM ASAQS
Obtain the new ASAQS standard library in WinQS Format (Click Here)
Please note that you must be a registered ASAQS member to access the site




WinQS-SQL v.1.9.1.3
is the LATEST version
UPGRADE online NOW !!
Click HERE !!




JBCC Model Prelims 2009
Latest April 2009 edition is available in WinQS-SQL Click to GET it !




WinQS-SQL on VISTA
To install on VISTA a WinQS CD version of 1700 or higher MUST be used.




NDPW - JBCC Model Prelims 2009
is available from the 'libraries' page




2010 Educational version
The WinQS 2010
Educational version is AVAILABLE!



WinQS Tender ver 6500
This version is available for downloading.
Click HERE !!




JBCC ver. 7300
contains changes to Minor Works & BIG cert. values

 



 

General Overview
System Features
Who uses the system?

 
 
GENERAL OVERVIEW
 
A COMPLETE QUANTITY SURVEYING SYSTEM FOR:
 
  1. The production of Bill of Quantities Documents
  2. The production of Estimates Documents
  3. The calculation of Monthly Valuations
  4. The Cost Analysis of a Project
  5. JBCC 2000 Certificate Module
  6. Contract Price Adjustment Calculations
  7. Tender Analysis
  8. Financial Review
  9. Costs Reports
GENERAL INFORMATION:
 
FUNCTIONALITY:
A visual view of the Bill on screen at all times without printing or previewing. All information that is entered can be viewed and edited on screen. A full audit trail is maintained to view who created and edited an item.
 
Pricing Items:
Multiple sets of Prices may be stored for each Project and may be copied, multiplied, and selected for use in Bill Production, Estimating, etc.
 
Printing Bills of Quantities:
Item and Page Numbering, Summary and Collection Pages, controlling of pagination is ALL done automatically by the system.
 
STANDARD LIBRARIES include:
 
  • ASAQS Model Bills
  • JBCC 2004 Preliminaries
  • Electrical Work
  • Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Installations
  • Any User-defined Standard Library
 
SPECIAL FEATURES OF WinQS
 
SABS1200 or Civil Engineering Documents
Included in the Bill Production module at NO ADDITIONAL COST is the ability to create SABS 1200 or Engineering Schedules. A project can consist of a combination of Architectural and Engineering bills.
 
CUSTOMISING:
The user can customise layout and wording on all Bill pages.
 
Any new units of measure can be added
 
Items, dimensions and whole bills may be HIDDEN and Unhidden
 
PROGRESS VALUATIONS:
The valuation module allows monthly valuations to be prepared based on trades, work groups, activities, elements or any other user-defined grouping. A drill down feature allows valuation of any grouping and/or single BoQ item. A new feature added alows the printing of current, previous and next valuation accounts
 
DIMENSIONS:
All dimensions can be entered using spreadsheet style formulae input and are saved for editing. Collections and side casts can be entered into dimensions.

Dimensions flow directly into the Bill as measured and can be previewed on screen as BoQ totals or as an abstract.

All measurements can be entered into a multi level Location structure for the reporting of Costs at any level within a project i.e. Cost per building or per floor etc.

All previous projects can be used as libraries for any new project including the ability to copy items and/or dimensions from previous projects.

Dimensions can be printed per user, per location or date range.
 
ESTIMATING:
The Estimating module allows for the quick measure of an estimate with price build-up from BoQ items and a BoQ is automatically produced from the estimate measured.
 
COST ANALYSIS:
A Cost Analysis feature allows for the extraction of costs per Work Group, Element, Work Breakdown or any other (single or multi-level) sort order that is user defined. Location Groups allow for the extraction of Costs at any level within a project.
 
JBCC2000 CERTIFICATES:
The Certificate module of WinQS allows you to create a monthly certificate in terms of the JBCC2000 Principal Building Agreement.
 
CONTRACT PRICE ADJUSTMENT CALCULATIONS:
Based on the Haylett Formula may be calculated.
 
TENDER ANALYSIS
A fully detailed or summarized analysis of up to six rates at a time can be printed to highlight the variances in tendered rates.
 
COST REPORTS/FINANCIAL REVIEWS
Allows the monthly review of a project based on the contract value showing all extras/ savings as project progress to final cost.
 
HELP!
The system has a full on-screen Manual for easy reference.
Our Support Team is renowned for their experience and provides support 24 hours per day via telephone or email you are never without HELP
 
WHO USES THE SYSTEM?
The Link to the User List at the top of this page includes Quantity Surveyors, Cost Engineers, Government Departments, Consulting Engineers and Contractors who are currently using WinQS. This list represents 3000+ licenced users as at Jan 2007.

The system is under constant revision and upgrading is based on user feedback.
 
TRAINING:
Training on the efficient and effective use of WinQS is available.
 
THE DONGLE:
The system is not licensed to a specific computer but rather by means of an external dongle. This means that you may pop the dongle into your pocket and work with WinQS on ANY computer.
 
COST AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:
This information is included on the Price List