Calculate

The estimating article for June of 2015 is available at the online version of Electrical Contractor Magazine. The article is the first of two parts about using spreadsheets versus database programs for electrical estimating about. Click here or on the pictures to read it. Let me know if you have any comments on the article.

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What Do You Know

The estimating article for June of 2015 is available at the online version of Electrical Contractor Magazine. The article is about estimators and the code. Click here or on the pictures to read it. Let me know if you have any comments on the article.

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Being Yourself

The estimating article for May of 2015 is available at the online version of Electrical Contractor Magazine. The article is about the estimators roll in marketing. Click here or on the pictures to read it. Let me know if you have any comments on the article.

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Let’s Get Technical

The estimating article for April of 2015 is available at the online version of Electrical Contractor Magazine. The article is Part Two of a primer for scheduling. Click here or on the pictures to read it. Let me know if you have any comments on the article.

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Tame the Chaos

The estimating article for March of 2015 is available at the online version of Electrical Contractor Magazine. The article is Part One of a primer for scheduling. Click here or on the pictures to read it. Let me know if you have any comments on the article.

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A New Spec I Like

This paragraph is the first time I have seen a reasonable “make sure all the work is covered” specification, instead of the usual “The electrical contractor shall review the documents of all trades for electrical work ….” type of specification.

“The organization of the Specifications into Divisions, Sections and Subsections, and the arrangement of the Plans shall not in and of itself divide the Work among the Contractors and Subcontractors nor establish the Work to be performed by any trade. The “Scope of Work” and “Work Included” under each respective sectional heading, nevertheless, attempts to segregate the Work by known contracting activities. In the final analysis, the General Contractor shall be responsible for scoping the work for each trade based on local practice to
include all the Work of a given type in the related proposal, regardless of where and how identified in the Bid Documents.”

That is quite an improvement.

Still Trying To Get Along

The estimating article for February of 2015 is available at the online version of Electrical Contractor Magazine. It continues the conversation about the differences between the needs of estimators and project managers. Click here or on the pictures to read it. Let me know if you have any comments on the article.

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