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DigiRoller Plus III - Digital Distance Measuring Wheel
LE-CI6575
$129.95
$199.95

New!DigiRoller Plus III Digital Measuring Wheel -

The newly re-designed DigiRoller Plus III can measure lengths, widths and heights, and it can calculate areas, volumes, perimeters and more in U.S. or metric units.

The new DigiRoller Plus III puts the controls right in the palm of your hand - no stooping, bending or squinting.

  • Easy-to-use handle-mounted controls with 7-digit backlit display
  • Easy transport and storage - it has a built-in carrying handle and folds to half size  - more

BNI Electrical Costbook 2022
CR-9781588552204

$
149.95

New!BNI Electrical Costbook 2022 -

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 2022
CR-9781588552198

$149.95

New!BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2022 -

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 CD Estimator
CR-CD-EST-21
$139.50

New!CD Estimator 2021 -

"The Complete Construction Estimator Software"

If your computer has Windows™ and a CD-ROM drive, CD Estimator puts at your fingertips 85,000 construction costs for new construction, home improvement, remodeling, renovation & insurance repair, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting and concrete & masonry.

You'll also have the National Estimator program – a stand-alone estimating program for Windows that Remodeling magazine called a "computer wiz."

To help you create professional-looking estimates, the disk includes over 40 construction estimating and bidding forms in a format that's perfect for nearly any word processing or spreadsheet program for Windows. And to top it off, a 70-minute interactive video teaches you how to use this CD-ROM to estimate construction costs. - more

Craftsman National Electrical Estimator 2021
CR-9781572183643
$97.75

New!National Electrical Estimator 2021 -

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

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.

The Book Includes a FREE Download Certificate for an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program. An interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the software to compile construction cost estimates is also available online. - more

more Construction Labor & Material Cost Guides
ElectriCalc Pro

LE-CI5070
$99.95 $69.95

New!ElectriCalc Pro Electrical Calculator - Updated to 2020 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 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 LEED® 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
CR-1557014272
$79.00

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders -

STOP PROFIT-ROBBING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT DISPUTES BEFORE THEY START

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
  • Contractor's Guide to Quickbooks 2015
    CR-9781572183049
    $68.50

    Contractor's Guide to Quickbooks 2015 -

    Step-By-Step Instructions for setting up Quickbooks 2015 for your Construction Company!

    QuickBooks can save you hours of time in keeping your books and keeping track of your finances. But setting up the new 2015 QuickBooks can be complex and time-consuming.

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks 2015 will walk you step-by-step through QuickBooks' detailed setup procedure and then explain item-by-item how you should be using QuickBooks every day. In days, rather than weeks, you'll create a first-rate accounting system that's an asset to your company.

    Here you'll find simple, well-illustrated instructions for customizing the setup for QuickBooks 2015, including what each screen on your monitor should look like. This manual explains every choice you need to make and every button you need to click on. Includes a link to download a free QuickBooks 2015 file preconfigured for a construction company. - more

    Construction Contract Writer
    CR-CCW
    $109.95

    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

    DigiRoller Plus III - Digital Distance Measuring Wheel
    LE-CI6575
    $129.95
    $199.95

    New!DigiRoller Plus III Digital Measuring Wheel -

    The newly re-designed DigiRoller Plus III can measure lengths, widths and heights, and it can calculate areas, volumes, perimeters and more in U.S. or metric units.

    The new DigiRoller Plus III puts the controls right in the palm of your hand - no stooping, bending or squinting.

    • Easy-to-use handle-mounted controls with 7-digit backlit display
    • Easy transport and storage - it has a built-in carrying handle and folds to half size  - more
    ElectriCalc Pro

    LE-CI5070
    $99.95 $69.95

    New!ElectriCalc Pro Electrical Calculator - Updated to 2020 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 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

    Orders over $300 ship FREE to 48 States
    Electrical Contractors' Business Forms Book
    LE-WM-320-5040-07
    $29.95
    Electrical Contractors' Business Forms Book -

    40+ Essential Forms at your Fingertips!

    • Accounting Forms
    • Business Forms
    • Contract Forms
    • Estimating Forms
    • Field Forms
    The Electrical Contractors' Business Forms Book is loaded with essential forms created just for the electrical industry.

    With 2 copies of each form, you'll have all you need to efficiently run your Electrical business. - more

      >> More Business & Legal Forms

    Estimating & Bidding for Builders & Remodelers
    CR-1572182016
    $89.50

    Estimating & Bidding for Builders & Remodelers -

    Here is all the information you need for estimating and bidding construction and home improvement projects.

    Guaranteed to improve your estimating skill and bidding results: What to look for in the plans. How to scope out the last 5% of job costs. Immunize yourself against common estimating mistakes.

    Explains what you need for a career as a construction estimator, how to construct a take-off from the plans, how to check the details of an estimate, prepare a schedule, deal with subs, and calculate project overhead and profit.

    Includes the National Estimator stand-alone estimating program with a 50,000 item database for residential, commercial, and home improvement work. - more

    Estimating Electrical Construction Revised
    LE-CR-9781572182530
    $58.95
    New!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
    CR-9781572182714
    $47.50

    New!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

    Standard Estimating Practice, 10E
    CR-9781557019394
    $99.95

    New!Standard Estimating Practice, 10E -

    An invaluable "how to" reference manual on the practice of estimating construction projects - NEW LEED & BIM Estimating Sections

    The American Society of Professional Estimators' new Tenth Edition of Standard Estimating Practice is an invaluable "how to" reference manual on the practice of estimating construction projects. It includes basic information applicable to all aspects of estimating and also includes specific information on a wide variety of specialty estimates arranged in the CSI format.

    Standard Estimating Practice presents a standard set of practices and procedures proven to create consistent estimates. From the order of magnitude, to conceptual design, design development, construction documents, to the bid and the various types of contracts you'll run up against. Every step is covered in detail -- from specs and plan review to what to expect on bidding day. - 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

       

    PlanWheel SA2
    LE
    -SC-00502
    $64.95 $59.95

    PlanWheel SA2Scalex PlanWheel SA2 -
    The PlanWheel SA2 is the perfect tool for taking scaled measurements from blueprints, maps and plans. Just select the built-in scale factor to match the plan and roll the PlanWheel. The measurement is displayed instantly. This stand-alone version offers all the same great features of the PlanWheel XLU3 without the computer interface option. - more
       

    PlanWheel XLU3
    LE
    -SC-00553
    $84.95 $79.95

    PlanWheel XLU3Scalex PlanWheel XLU3 -

    Just select the built-in scale factor to match the plan and roll the PlanWheel XLU3. The measurement is displayed instantly. PlanWheel XLU3 can be used Stand-Alone, or with your computer using XLU3 Interface kit (sold separately). - more

       

    Scale-Link USB3
    LE
    -SC-02013
    $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
    LE
    -SC-02002

     
    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

       
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