Electrical Estimating

ISBN-10: 082738100X
ISBN-13: 9780827381001
Edition: 1st 1997
Authors: Michael Holt
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Book details

List price: $207.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/19/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584

Preface: Electrical Estimating
About This Book
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
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)
The Bid Process: Profit
Other Final Costs
Bid Accuracy
Bid Analysis
Bid Proposal
Unit Pricing
Unit Price Example
Summary
Review Questions
Estimating Residential Wiring: Introduction
Plans And Specifications
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
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
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
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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