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May 16, 2017 by Allan Goodwin

Investing in Employee Training – The Debate

Investing in Employee Training – The Debate

There are two schools of thought when it comes to investing in the training and development of your employees. Some believe that after an employee receives training, they will move on to another company, taking your investment with them. Others …
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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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March 8, 2017 by Sharolyn Lewis

Training 101

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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March 1, 2017 by Katie Martino

Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to Our Blog!

ConEst has been the leading innovator of estimating software solutions, for the electrical and low voltage industries since 1989 with an exceptional history of helping contractors grow their companies with software designed to do just that. ConEst has a wealth …
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