Your Terms & Conditions

You know all that language we add to our proposals? The language meant to protect ourselves from bad contracts? According to a California court decision, that language is valid. You can refuse to sign a contract if the general contractor will not abide by the terms of your proposal. Here is a link to the case.

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=96400a2b-bfa7-45c1-a6ee-8330d83038c9

Thanks again to John Forgos for posting this in the Professional Estimators Group in LinkedIn.

Contracts for Subcontractors

John Forgos just posted a link to a great article regarding contracts for subcontractors. The link was posted in the LinkedIn Professional Estimators Group. Here it is.

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=73c118a5-f8b5-42a4-ac11-39fa5290a927

Change Order Basics

The February article is available online. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

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Duct Banks

The January article is about duct bank takeoff. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

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Excellence vs Perfection

I was just made aware of a great article published in the current edition of Design Cost Data (DCD). You can access it by clicking on the address below. Although the concept is explained as it pertains to other trades, it absolutely applies to electrical estimating.

http://www.dcd.com/current_pub.html#23

Thinking Outside the Box

The December article is about creative thinking when estimating a project. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

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Prepare For Takeoff

The November article is about feeder takeoffs. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

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