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Estimating Electrical Construction Revised
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Estimating Electrical Construction - Revised
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Estimating Electrical Construction Revised
 

by Mark C. Tyler  

Step-by-Step Procedures for Manual and Computerized Electrical Estimating.

Explains how to create a reliable estimate for Residential, Commercial or Light Industrial Construction - from essential preliminaries to submitting the final Bid.

Every aspect of Electrical Estimating is covered - from plan take-off, to labor units, to material pricing, to assembly of the bid summary. Includes practical examples and sample forms to use on your jobs.

Like taking a class in how to estimate materials and labor for residential and commercial electrical construction. The original version was by an A.S.P.E. National Estimator of the Year, using the traditional estimator’s tools – pencil, paper and calculator.

This brand new edition, revised and updated by the senior estimator of a large electrical contracting firm, adds automation to the process. Here, an electronic measuring device with PC interface delivers the materials data into estimating software, which uses an up-to-date database of thousands of materials, labor and equipment costs to arrive in minutes at an error-free and reliable cost estimate.

Teaches how to do a plan take-off, deal with suppliers, modify labor units to suit, and write the bid summary to prepare an accurate estimate, both manually and electronically. Provides access to the software, plus over 60 free construction estimating forms.

A complete estimate for a commercial building is included, starting with the scope of work, the materials and equipment to use, installation requirements and a complete set of plans for the electrical system.

Worksheets, pricing sheets, the bid summary sheet, telephoned quotations andthe spreadsheets are all provided so you can compare your work with what an experienced professional electrical estimator would do.

Contents:

What Does it Take to Be an Electrical Estimator?

The Design Team
The Construction Team
Key Elements of a Bid
The Estimate

Finding Work & Submitting Bids

Choosing the Right Projects
Bid Documents
Types of Bids
Bid Form and Submission

First Steps in Estimating

Takeoff Items
Takeoff Tools and Worksheets

The Job Walk & Pre-Bid Conference

Site Plans
Job Phases
Site Conditions
Pre-Bid Conference

Accurate Material Takeoff

Shortcut Estimating
Detailed Takeoff
The Takeoff Procedure

The Material Cost Estimate

Transfer the Takeoff Data
Calculate Each Items' Cost
Material Cost Sources
Accurate or "Best" Pricing

Completing Your Estimate Manually
(Labor, Equipment & Subcontractor Costs)

Labor Costs
Cost of Equipment
Subcontract Costs
Completed Costing Sheets
Factors that Increase Labor Costs
factors that Decrease Labor Costs
Other Job Variables

Takeoff Worksheets with a Computer

The Sample Project
Starting the Takeoff

Figuring Costs with the National Electrical Estimator

Estimating with National Estimator

Overhead & Profit

Adding Overhead and Profit to Your Estimate
Calculating Overhead
Calculating Your Companys' Optimim Profit Percentage

Other Costs to Consider

Contingency
Permits and Fees
Bid Bonds
Performance Bonds
Insurance Coverage
Progress Payments
Retention

Completing Your Estimates & Bids Manually

Finalizing Your Estimate and Bid
Adding rates for Additional Costs
Finalizing Your Bid Summary Sheet

Completing Your Estimates & Bids Electronically
using National Estimator & Job Cost Wizard

Modifying Costs
Printing and Saving Your Estimate
Preparing Your Bid

Cost Recording

Why Keep Cost Records?
Essentials of an Effective Cost-Keeping System
Classifying Labor Costs
Using Cost Data

Smart Bidding

Adjustment for Risk
Asset Utilization Adjustments
Project Adjustments

Pricing Strategies & Selling Your Bid

Market-Based Pricing
Learn About Your Competion
Selling Your Bid
Scheduling

Change Orders

Why Changes Are Made
Get It (and Give it) in Writing
Review Meetings
Processing a Change Order
Effects of Change Orders

Claims & Disputes

Subcontractor Claims
Preparing a Claim
Backcharges
Project Delays

Estimating Software & Blank Forms Download

Index

Softcover - 272 Pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.

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