ConEst Blog

March 7, 2019 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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January 2, 2019 by Sharolyn Lewis

Training 101

You’ve just made an investment in estimating software but can’t find time in your hectic schedule for the appropriate training needed to take advantage of the software’s full capabilities. As a result, you still find yourself running up against tight deadlines …
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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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