The DEWALT Electrical Estimating Professional Reference Second Edition is a practical guide for electricians to successfully estimate and bid jobs anywhere. Based on real-life experience from the angle of a professional electrical estimator, this detailed book covers every step of the process from pre-bid to the contract being awarded, and everything in between. This reference guide is the perfect tool for professional building and technical trade contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects. Some of the topics that are covered include: estimating forms, bid worksheets, quantity take-off checklists, proposal inclusions and exclusions, marketing techniques, job negotiations, suggested man-hours, estimating data tables and much more.
The DeWALT Electrical Estimating Professional Reference is a practical guide designed to help electricians successfully estimate and bid jobs anywhere. Based on the real-life experience of a professional electrical estimator, this concise book covers every step of the process from pre-bid to contract award, while offering comprehensive information.
This affordable, real-world guide to success in construction estimating is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and step-by-step tutorials to help you navigate every step of the estimating process. The text focuses on "how-to" essentials, with on-the-spot answers, visual examples and a strong focus on key factors affecting profit, such as marketing, bid planning, drawing review, scope planning, quantity take-off, pricing, quote evaluation, cost summary, and bid closing for all trades and divisions. Drawing on extensive experience in the industry, the author provides practical solutions for the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, including fierce competition, material price volatility, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations. He also illuminates the relationship between estimating and project management, with coverage of overhead expenses, value engineering, turnover meeting, and change order pricing.
"Master the estimating process and win more jobs with this comprehensive resource covering all phases of construction estimating from the initial preparation and quantity takeoff through to the final bid"--Cover.
This unique and easy-to-understand pocket guide was developed by a real-world contractor who has perfected the art of construction estimating! The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference is the only resource individuals need for learning to successfully bid on a variety of construction projects. Chock-full of practical advice based on the author's real-life experience in bidding countless construction jobs, this essential reference explores such key topics as forms and checklists, subcontractors and suppliers, procedures, trade evaluation, costs, profit, and overheads, and much more! Benefits: exceptionally comprehensive coverage walks readers through every step of the bidding process - from the moment a set of drawings is received to the post-bid review practical, "how-to" instructions and essential information on ways to minimize errors will help readers save valuable time and money at home and on the job more than 350 pages of professional reference material provides swift and easy access to hundreds of charts, illustrations, formulas, laws, conversions, tables, and symbols content is completely current and up-to-date with industry standards special cover material is flexible, tear-resistant, and water- and oil-resistant for ease of use in the shop or on-the-job exclusive super-strong binding allows the books to lay flat when opened while keeping the pages securely intact large and easy-to-read text and illustrations make finding and retaining information a breeze convenient size easily fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along!