ConEst Blog

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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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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