Home Page Online Supply - Books, Videos and Tools for the Electrical and Construction Trades
 VisaMastercardAmerican ExpressDiscoverPayPal

  Print Order Form 

Electrical & Construction Estimating Books, Costbooks,
Take-Off Tools and Software

2023 NEC  2020  2017  2014  2011  Calculations  DataComm  Electrical 1 2  Electricity  Electronics  Estimating  Exam Prep  Hobby  Industrial  Insulated Tools Lockout/Tagout  Low Voltage  Maintenance  Marine  PLC / Motor Controls  PPE Clothing  Residential   Safety  Theory  Tools  Utility  Voice/Data/Video
Orders over $300 ship FREE to 48 States
Architect Contractors Engineers Guide to Construction Costs 2024 New!Architect Contractors Engineers Guide to Construction Costs 2024 -

The ACE Guide to Construction Costs breaks down all unit and summary costs for every type of structure, all organized in the 16-Division CSI Masterformat.

Whether the job involves general construction, remodeling, building maintenance, or repair, the 2024 Guide to Construction Costs provides the most accurate and up-to-date data for material and installation costs, labor and equipment rates, and even adjusted allowances for overhead and profit.

For ease of use, all data is presented in the traditional 16-Division CSI format, with labor and material costs clearly broken out.

A very popular feature of this reference are the Quick Estimating Sections for preliminary conceptual budget estimates. These sections combine labor and materials costs for widely used materials (including roofing materials, doors, windows, stone & woodwork and much more), enabling architects, engineers and contractors to come up with a reasonable rough estimate for many jobs in a matter of minutes. - more

BNI Electrical Costbook 2024 New!BNI Electrical Costbook 2024 -

Now you can quickly and easily estimate the cost of all types of electrical projects involving new construction and renovations in both commerical and residential buildings.

  • Material costs for thousands of items based on current national averages (including allowances for transport, handling and storage).
  • Labor costs based on the prevailing rates for each trade and type of work, PLUS man-hour tables tied to each unit costs, so you can clearly see exactly how the labor cost was calculated and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Equipment costs -- including rental and operating costs.
  • Square-foot tables based on the cost-per-square-foot of hundreds of actual projects -- invaluable data for quick, ballpark estimates. - more
BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2024 New!BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2024 -

This costbook puts thousands of current, reliable mechanical and electrical costs at your fingertips, so you can estimate quickly and accurately.

All of the data is organized according to the industry standard the CSI MASTERFORMAT so you can find everything you need fast.

What's more, Geographic Modifiers allow you to tailor your estimates to specific areas of the country. Every cost item has been carefully researched and updated.

Over 14,000 unit prices are broken down into material and labor costs, and complete man-hour tables provide maximum coverage and flexibility. - more

Craftsman National Electrical Estimator New!National Electrical Estimator 2024 -

This year's prices for installation of all common electrical work: conduit, wire, boxes, fixtures, switches, outlets, loadcenters, panelboards, raceway, duct, signal systems, and more.

Provides material costs, manhours per unit, and total installed cost. Explains what you should know to estimate each part of an electrical system.

Current Labor and Material Cost Estimates for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Work. - more

more Construction Labor & Material Cost Guides
ElectriCalc Pro

$99.95 $74.95

New!ElectriCalc Pro Electrical Calculator - Updated to 2023 NEC!

ElectriCalc Pro with FREE Armadillo CaseElectrical Contractors, Designers, Electricians and Lighting Specialists solve tough electrical calculations in seconds and deliver those solutions in conformance with the latest NEC.  Saves time, reduces material cost and eliminates code violations on electrical design, estimating and construction jobs. The ElectriCalc Pro is a complete electrical reference tool that will save time, trouble and money. 

Compliant with 2023, 2020, 2017, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1996 NEC and updateable for future code revisions. Complete wire sizing, integrated voltage drops solutions and conduit sizing solutions: finds motor full-loads, computes fuse and breaker sizes and size overload protection.

Includes FREE Armadillo Gear protective Hard Case.

Upgrade your older ElectriCalc with the NEC UPGRADE KIT  - more info

more Construction Labor & Material Cost Guides
Residential Wire Pro - Draw Detailed Electrical Floor Plans and more! Residential Wire Pro - Draw Detailed Electrical Floor Plans and more!
Residential Wire Pro Software - Draw Detailed Electrical Floor Plans and more!
Construction Estimating, 3E New!Construction Estimating, 3E

Construction Estimating is a comprehensive introduction to estimating practices used in the construction industry.

This edition serves as a guide to sources of information on prints and specifications. Learners have opportunities to prepare estimates using a variety of spreadsheets, including takeoff activities based on prints for a proposed township administration building.

Information on building information modeling (BIM), alternate power systems, light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems, and LEEDŽ green building practices have been added to this edition.  - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders -


With this expanded new edition of Contractor's Guide to Change Orders in hand, contractors working on projects of any size - from remodeling jobs to skyscrapers - will have all the ammunition needed to:

  • Keep hidden construction delays and expenses from draining profit. (Only a fraction of chargeable amounts are ever identified by the owner or architects involved.)
  • Identify trouble spots in the contract, plans, specifications and site that are likely to result in added costs or delays.
  • Find, document and negotiate payment for every added delay and expense that slips past your "early warning system."
  • Negotiate and resolve change order disputes at every level so you are always a step ahead. - more
  • Construction Contract Writer

    New!Construction Contract Writer (Any State) -

    Writing contracts that comply with law in your state isn't easy. A contract that doesn't comply could leave you with no way to collect. You need contracts that:

    • Fit your jobs exactly.
    • Anticipate the most likely disputes.
    • Resolve key issues in your favor.
    • Protects you by complying with your states requirements.

    Construction Contract Writer has you covered. You don't need any legal experience -- just answer the program's interview questions. And if you get stuck, click the ""Get Help From an Attorney"" button. You'll have an answer in 24 hours. No charge. No limit. - more

    Orders over $300 ship FREE to 48 States
      >> More Business & Legal Forms
    Estimating Electrical Construction Revised
    Estimating Electrical Construction Revised -

    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. 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. - more

    Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide - Revisited

    Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide - Revisited -

    At last, a book on how to figure the right markup for a construction company!

    In this guide, Michael Stone, a highly-successful contractor, lecturer and consultant, explains the importance of setting your own markup - and not just picking a markup figure that someone else uses, or a number you found in an estimating book!

    He writes in simple layman's language and includes examples, formulas and sample problems to help you. When you've read this book, you'll thoroughly understand what markup is and how to arrive at it.

    And just as important, you'll know how and why you should apply it to your job costs to arrive at the right sales price for your work. And that's the secret to success in this industry. - more

    Also See >> Labor & Material Cost Guides
    Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947
    Principles of Contracting New!Principles of Contracting -

    By: Brenda K. Yamin, Robert A. Gillis

    Principles of Contracting provides a comprehensive introduction to the construction contracting process.

    This textbook addresses construction project types and participants, business ownership, financing, building codes, sustainability, job-site safety, and project documentation. - more

    more >> Labor & Material Cost Guides
    Residential WirePro - Create Electrical Wiring Floorplans & more!
    Residential WirePro - Create Professional Residential Electrical Wiring Floorplans & more!

    NEW! - Create Professional Residential Electrical and Structured Wiring Diagrams / Floorplans - more


    Scale-Link USB3
    $124.95 $109.95

    Scale-Link USB KitScale-Link USB3 -

    The industry standard take-off tool for entering linear measurements from your blueprints, maps, or plans into any Windows program. Just roll the scaler wheel along your print, then click to instantly transfer the measurement into your program. Scale-Link USB3  includes the scaler wheel, connecting cable and transfer software. - more


    Scale-Link Wireless

    Scale-Link Wireless PlanWheelScale-Link Wireless PlanWheel -

    The "First-Ever" Wireless Plan Wheel!  Scale-Link Wireless PlanWheel lets you scale dimensions into your PC up to 25 feet away!  
    111 of the most common Architectural, Engineering, Map and Metric scale-factors built in. - Thousands of available user-defined scale-factors - Calculate auto-scale factors from reduced, enlarged or odd-scale drawings - Create any custom scale-factors for reduced, enlarged or unknown scale prints - Create, store and retrieve 2 user-defined scale factors... - more


    Order Online
    Order online: Secure ServerAdd the item(s) to your shopping cart and submit your order online through an encrypted secure server. Major Credit Cards and PayPal are accepted.

    Mail your Order Order offline: Print an offline order form and Mail or Fax your order to us.

    Subscribe to Our Newsletter
     Subscribe to Our Newsletter for New Product info, Announcements & Specials

    Contact us

    VisaMastercardAmerican ExpressDiscoverPayPal
    Policy/Contact info

    Arc Flash Clothing (PPE)    Automotive    Blue Print Reading    Building Codes    Business/Office    Calculators/Measuring    DataComm-VDV Concrete    Construction    Cost Guides    Electrical 1   2     Electrical Exam Prep    Electrical-Supplies   Electrician-Tools    Electronics Emergency / Rescue    Estimating     Fire / Firefighting    Gifts    Green Bldg    HazMat    Hobby    HVAC-R    HVAC Exam Prep    HVAC-Tools   Inspection   Insulated-Tools   Legal   Low-Voltage   Maintenance   Motor Control / PLC    New / Specials    Plumbing   PPE    Rack-A-Tiers   Safety    Small-Engines    SmartBox    Software    Spanish    Test-Equipment    Tools    Utility    Voice-Data-Video    Welding    Work-Gear

    Home ] Contents ] Feedback ] Search ] [ News ]

    VisaMastercardAmerican ExpressDiscovereCheckPayPal

    Order Form
    Policy/Contact info