ConEst Blog

April 16, 2018 by Allan Goodwin

Keeping up with NEC Code Changes

Here we are with another code change and people are asking how this affects estimating.  That really depends on the type of work you do.  For commercial work, very little usually changes. Most of the changes to the National Electrical …
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March 8, 2018 by Allan Goodwin

Adjusting for Risk in Your Estimates

I’ve been asked on several occasions to explain “Risk Ratio” as it pertains to construction estimating. It sounds complicated but really, it’s just the total profit divided by the total labor dollars. Knowing how to use it could help your …
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November 17, 2017 by Allan Goodwin

Make a list and check it twice!

If you’ve been estimating long enough, I’m sure you’ve received that fateful phone call that puts that sick feeling in your stomach. The general contractor or construction manager on the other end of the phone wants to know if you …
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September 14, 2017 by Bob Grocki

Turning a Successful Bid into a Profitable Job

Competitive Edge and Confidence in the Bid Process The ideal estimating software should provide a high level of detail, accurate material costs, and solid labor standards with automatic factoring based on conditions. The same intuitive format for organization and consistency …
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July 11, 2017 by Katie Martino

ConEst receives Constructech 50 award

We’re very happy to announce that ConEst has been named in the Constructech 50 2017 as a leading innovator in construction technology. The Constructech 50 is a listing of the most influential construction technology providers with a strong and ongoing market presence. …
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