ConEst Blog

July 11, 2017 by Katie Martino

ConEst receives Constructech 50 award

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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June 21, 2017 by Mike Anctil

Estimating a job – Where does the time go?

Estimating a job – Where does the time go?

Everyone wants to save time when they’re working on an estimate.  Think about all the different aspects of creating a bid that require time: Reviewing the Prints How long do you spend on the prints determining the needs and requirements …
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April 28, 2017 by Allan Goodwin

Adjusting for Risk in Your Estimates

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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April 21, 2017 by Scott Holden

What’s In Your Toolbox?

What’s In Your Toolbox?

As an Estimator and Manager, I never hesitated spending money on tools and equipment to get the job done right. The responsibility of contractors, owners, and managers is to provide tools for the work force to perform tasks efficiently and …
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April 3, 2017 by Allan Goodwin

Keeping up with NEC Code Changes

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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