Electrical Estimating

ISBN-10: 0971030782

ISBN-13: 9780971030787

Edition: 1st 2002

Authors: Mike Holt, Thomson Delmar Learning Staff

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List price: $81.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Thomson Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Prefacep. 1
Electrical Estimatingp. 1
About This Bookp. 1
Chapter 1 Through 8p. 2
Appendixesp. 3
Estimating Software Availablep. 3
About The Authorp. 3
The Emotional Aspect Of Learningp. 3
How To Get The Most From This Bookp. 4
Acknowledgmentp. 5
Introductionp. 7
Introductionp. 7
Estimating Versus Biddingp. 7
A Good Estimating Systemp. 8
Objectives And Purpose Of An Electrical Contractorp. 8
Why Are So Many Electrical Contractors Unsuccessful?p. 8
The Estimate Must Provide Information For Project Managementp. 8
Job Management Ultimately Controls The Cost Of A Projectp. 8
Can I Be Competitive?p. 8
The Marketp. 10
Summaryp. 11
Review Questionsp. 13
About Estimatingp. 15
Qualities Of A Good Estimatorp. 15
Duties And Responsibilities Of The Estimatorp. 15
The Estimating Work Space And Toolsp. 16
Types Of Bidsp. 18
What An Accurate Estimate Must Includep. 19
Improper Estimating Methodsp. 19
Proper Estimating Methodsp. 20
The Detailed Estimating Methodp. 20
How Accurate Can An Estimate Be?p. 21
Manual Estimate, Computer Assisted, Or An Estimating Service?p. 22
Summaryp. 24
Review Questionsp. 27
Understanding Labor-Unitsp. 29
Introductionp. 29
What Exactly Is A Labor-Unit?p. 29
How Labor-Units Are Usedp. 30
What's Included In The Labor-Unitp. 30
Labor-Units Do Not Includep. 33
Labor-Unit Manuals, Which Should You Use?p. 33
Your Labor-Units As Compared To Your Competitors'p. 33
Knowing Your Competitors' Labor-Unitsp. 34
How To Develop Your Own Labor-Unitsp. 35
Variables That Impact Labor-Unitsp. 35
Labor-Unit Summaryp. 40
Summaryp. 40
Review Questionsp. 43
The Estimating Processp. 45
Introductionp. 45
Job Selectionp. 46
Understanding The Scope Of Work (Step 1)p. 48
The Take-Off (Step 2)p. 50
Determining The Bill-Of-Material (Step 3)p. 56
Pricing And Laboring (Step 4)p. 56
Extensions And Totals (Step 5)p. 57
Summaryp. 62
Review Questionsp. 64
The Estimate Summary and Bid Processp. 67
Introductionp. 67
The Estimate Summaryp. 68
Labor-Hours (Step A)p. 69
Labor Cost (Step B)p. 71
Labor Burdenp. 72
Total Material Cost (Step C)p. 72
Direct Job Expenses (Step D)p. 73
Estimated Prime Cost (Step E)p. 75
Overheadp. 75
Overhead Calculationp. 76
Applying Overhead (Part F)p. 77
Understanding Break Even Cost (Part G)p. 77
The Bid Processp. 78
Profitp. 78
Other Final Costsp. 79
Bid Accuracyp. 79
Bid Analysisp. 80
Bid Proposalp. 80
Unit Pricingp. 83
Unit Price Examplep. 83
Summaryp. 85
Review Questionsp. 88
Estimating Residential Wiringp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Plans And Specificationsp. 95
Manual Estimate And Bidp. 108
Understanding Scope Of Workp. 108
The Take-Offp. 112
Completed Residential Take-Offp. 120
Determining The Bill-Of-Materialp. 123
Pricing, Labor, Extending, And Totalsp. 132
Estimate and Bid Summaryp. 139
Bid Accuracy And Analysisp. 142
The Proposalp. 142
Computer Assisted Estimate And Bidp. 143
Bid Preparation And Take-Offp. 143
Input Take-Off Into Computerp. 143
Bill-Of-Material, Pricing, Laboring, Extending, And Totalingp. 143
Estimate And Bid Summaryp. 143
Bid Accuracy And Analysisp. 143
The Proposalp. 177
Review Questionsp. 179
Estimating Commercial Wiringp. 189
Introductionp. 189
Plans And Specificationsp. 189
Electrical Specificationsp. 196
Manual Estimate And Bidp. 214
Preparing The Estimatep. 214
Understanding Scope Of Workp. 214
Estimate And Bid Notesp. 214
The Take-Offp. 214
Determining The Bill-Of-Materialp. 223
Pricing, Laboring, Extending, And Totalsp. 223
Estimate And Bid Summaryp. 233
Bid Accuracy And Analysisp. 235
The Proposalp. 235
Computer Assisted Estimate and Bidp. 236
Bid Preparation and Take-Offp. 236
Input Take-Off Into Computerp. 236
Bill-Of-Material, Pricing, Laboring, Extending, And Totalingp. 236
Estimate And Bid Summaryp. 236
Bid Accuracy And Analysisp. 236
Review Questionsp. 238
Computer Estimatingp. 247
Introductionp. 247
Computerized Estimatingp. 247
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 248
Training And Supportp. 249
Pricing Servicesp. 249
Software Selectionp. 249
How Much Should It Cost?p. 250
Who Sells Estimating Software?p. 250
Review Questionsp. 251
Estimating Forms and Worksheetsp. 253
Indexp. 265
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