Electrical Estimating / Edition 1

Electrical Estimating / Edition 1

by Michael Holt
     
 

ISBN-10: 082738100X

ISBN-13: 9780827381001

Pub. Date: 03/19/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This text provides a comprehensive look at how to estimate electrical wiring for residential and commercial buildings with extensive discussion of manual vs. computer-assisted estimating. Each chapter focuses on a specific component such as the estimating process, labor units, estimate recap, bid processing and bid analysis, as well as contracts and proposals. Case

Overview

This text provides a comprehensive look at how to estimate electrical wiring for residential and commercial buildings with extensive discussion of manual vs. computer-assisted estimating. Each chapter focuses on a specific component such as the estimating process, labor units, estimate recap, bid processing and bid analysis, as well as contracts and proposals. Case studies, blueprints, a price and labor unit catalog and typical estimating forms provide real-world examples. Learning is reinforced through chapter objectives, summaries and review questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827381001
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/19/1997
Series:
Career Education Series
Edition description:
PACKAGE
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE: Electrical Estimating. About This Book. Chapters 1 Through 8. Appendixes. Estimating Software Available. About The Author. The Emotional Aspect Of Learning. Hot To Get The Most From This Book. Acknowledgement. INTRODUCTION: Introduction. Estimating Verses Bidding. A Good Estimating System. Objectives And Purpose Of An Electrical Contractor. Why Are So Many Electrical Contractors Unsuccessful?. The Estimate Must Provide Information For Project Management. Job Management Ultimately Controls The Cost Of Project. Can I Be Competitive?. The Market. Summary. Review Questions. ABOUT ESTIMATING: Qualities Of A Good Estimator. Duties And Responsibilities Of The Estimator. The Estimating Work Space And Tools. Types Of bids. What An Accurate Estimate Must Include. Improper Estimating Methods. Proper Estimating Methods. The Detailed Estimating Method. How Accurate Can An Estimate Be?. Manual Estimate. Computer Assisted, Or An Estimating Service?. Summary. Review Questions. UNDERSTANDING LABOR-UNITS. Introduction, What Exactly Is A Labor-Unit?. How Labor-Units Are Used. What's Included In The Labor-Unit. Labor-Units Do Not Include. Labor-Unit Manuals, Which Should You Use?. Your Labor-Units As Compared To Your Competitors'. Knowing Your Competitors' Labor-Units. How To Develop Your Own Labor-Units. Variables That Impact Labor-Units. Labor-Unit Summary. Summary. Review Questions. THE ESTIMATING PROCESS: Introduction. Job Selection. Understanding The Scope Of Work (Step 1). The Take-Off (Step 2). Determining The Bill-Of-Material (Step 3). Pricing And Laboring (Step 4). Extensions And Totals (Step 5). Summary. Review Questions. THE ESTIMATE SUMMARY AND BID PROCESS. Introduction. Part A - The Estimate Summary. Labor-Hours (Step A). Labor Cost (Step B). Labor Burden. Total Material Cost (Step C). Direct Job Expenses (Step D). Estimated Prime Cost (Step E.) Overhead. Overhead Calculation. Applying Overhead (Part F). Understanding break Even Cost (Part G). PART B - THE BID PROCESS: Profit. Other Final Costs. Bid Accuracy. Bid Analysis. Bid Proposal. PART C - UNIT PRICING. Unit Price Example. Summary. Review Questions. ESTIMATING RESIDENTIAL WIRING: Introduction. Part A - Plans And Specifications. Part B - Manual Estimate And Bid. Understanding Scope Of Work. The Take-Off. Completed Residential Take-Off. Determining The Bill-Of-Material. Pricing, Labor, Extended, And Totals, Estimate and Bid Summary, Bid Accuracy And Analysis. The Proposal. Part C - Computer Assisted Estimate And Bid. Bid Preparation And Take-Off. Input Take-Off Into Computer. Bill-Of-Material, Pricing, Laboring, Extending, And Totaling. Estimate & Bid Summary. Bid Accuracy & Analysis. The Proposal. Review Questions. ESTIMATING COMMERCIAL WIRING: Introduction. Part A - Plans & Specifications. Electrical Specifications. Manual Estimate & Bid. Preparing The Estimate. Understanding Scope Of Work. Estimate And Bid Notes. The Take-Off. Determining The Bill-Of-Material. Pricing, Laboring, Extending, And Totals. Estimate And Bid Summary. Bid Accuracy And Analysis. The Proposal. Part C - Computer Assisted Estimate & Bid. Bid Preparation & Take-Off. Input Take-Off Into Computer. Bill-Of-Material, Pricing, Laboring, Extending And Totaling. Estimate And Bid Summary. Bid Accuracy And Analysis. Review Questions. COMPUTER ESTIMATING: Introduction. Computerized Estimating. Frequently Asked Questions. Training & Support. Pricing Services. Software Selection. How Much Should It Cost?. Who Sells Estimating Software?. Review Questions. APPENDIX - ESTIMATING FORMS & WORKSHEETS: INDEX:

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