Fundamentals of Electrical Construction Cost Estimating

Learn the basics of how to estimate electrical work and improve Estimating Skills (with or without Computers) and Obtain the Competitive Bidding Advantage!

  • Increase Project Profitability!
  • Decrease Backlog of Estimates & Turn Around Time
  • Maximize Estimating Productivity, Speed and Accuracy
  • Increase Amount of Estimates to Bid & Potential “Wins”
  • Maximize Estimating Productivity, Speed and Accuracy
  • Learn How To: Produce Estimate & Report, Determine Material Cost, Estimate Labor Hours and Summarize the Estimate with Overhead & Profit.
Fundamentals of Electrical Estimating Outline
  • Reviews aspects and methods of electrical estimating.
  • Students will gain an understanding of each of the sections below through the lecture, discussion, and review of sample jobs.
  • Electrical estimating overview.
  • Introduction to manual electrical estimating techniques.
  • Preparation of electrical construction cost estimates.
  • New Construction, Renovation, Change Orders, Engineering Budgets, Conceptual Estimates.
  • Training will be based on a sample commercial construction project consisting of a one story, small office building with warehouse area.
  • General review of the project drawings & specifications.
  • Setting up the estimate.
  • Preparing and completing the entire Take‐Off.
  • Pricing sheet.
  • Material costs/material pricing and labor units.
  • Bid summary.
  • Estimating with computers.
  • Completed estimate and take‐off.
  • Blank take‐off, pricing and summary sheets.
  • Estimate summary/Re‐cap:
    • Include a full take‐off for sample job.
    • Include a complete pricing sheet for sample job.
    • Include complete job re‐cap for sample job.
  • Review of estimating communications:
    • General contractor
    • Vendors
    • Sub-Contractors
    • Design Engineer
    • Internal Company Staff