Like taking a class in how to
estimate materials and labor for residential and commercial electrical
construction. Written by an A.S.P.E. National Estimator of the
Year, it teaches you how to use labor units, the plan take-off,
and the bid summary to make an accurate estimate, how to deal
with suppliers, use pricing sheets, and modify labor units. Provides
extensive labor unit tables and blank forms for your next electrical
Item #234 - Estimating Electrical
Provides extensive labor unit
tables and blank
forms for your next electrical job.
This is the practical guide to
electrical estimating by the man recognized as the "Estimator
of the Year." It takes you through every step of making
an accurate estimate, from essential preliminaries to submitting
the final bid.
Explanations start at the beginning:
the codes you have to follow and the basics of estimating - labor
units, the plan take-off, the bid summary and the necessary forms.
Then comes the complete estimating process, starting with the
types of bids and elements of each, what to look for on the job
walk, how to do a systematic take-off, how to deal with suppliers
and use pricing sheets, how to modify labor units and where adjustments
are necessary to avoid the most common mistakes electrical estimators
A complete estimate for a 6,000
square foot commercial building is included. You start with the
scope of work, the materials and equipment to be used, installation
requirements, and a complete set of plans for the electrical
system. Work sheets, pricing sheets, the bid summary sheet, telephoned
quotations and the spreadsheets are all provided so you can compare
your work with what an experienced professional electrical estimator
would do. Blank copies of all forms are included so you can make
estimating forms for your own use.
Chapters are included on bidding
mechanics, how to prepare and deal with submittals, handling
change orders and backcharges, and when to use alternates to
reduce your bid. This book has both the essential how-to's and
the down-to-earth advice needed to avoid costly mistakes.
A section on cost data records
explains why your own cost experience is the most reliable cost
reference and how to keep these important documents. Other sections
on project scheduling, purchasing, preparing a coded labor breakdown,
and good information sources complete this total course in how
to estimate electrical construction.
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