Estimating and Business Management
: Mike Holt
Every electrical contractor needs to know how to estimate and bid in order to be successful in business. A great percentage of electrical work is acquired through the estimating process, and it is a skill that can make or break a career or a company. This textbook teaches the concepts behind making an accurate estimate, as well as the correct methods to arrive at correct final numbers for a winning bid. Although it doesn't cover the specifics of estimating industrial wiring, once you have learned the proper technique of estimating, you should have no problem estimating any job with which you have experience.
In Mike's step-by-step guide you'll learn about:
· Project Management
· Plans & Specifications
· The Take-off
· Determining Bill-of-Material
· Pricing and Laboring
· Adjusting Labor Units
· Determining Break-even
· Bid Cost Considerations
· Evaluating computer software-based estimating
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