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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! I have been an estimator for about 3 years but I am new to the electrical trade. Unfortunately, the person training me left the company a few days after I was hired and I now have no one to turn to in terms of understanding electrical! The company I now work for focuses on commercial...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi all, I am brand new to the electrical field, and I am learning to write electrical estimates. I'm currently working on a 3 story commercial build, I have feeders run from transformer to electrical closet on first floor, as well as Emergency lines from the generator. I converted the conduit...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    hello everyone. my names tim, ive been an electricain for 20 years. just venturing on my own. i ive in southern california. glad to become a part of this site. my question is..... i recieved a job in l.a. ... its a small house which is having all the wiring removed. and im to rewire it. walls...
  4. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I'm looking for estimating software with an accurate cost book. Recently I bought a National Estimating License but the cost book is very inaccurate. I could cope with adjusting the cost-book costs in the software however, when you change the cost of say 100' of 1/2 emt in one assembly, it does...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi! I'm Tom, a Junior Estimator in Orlando. I joined to learn as much as I can from the professionals around the world, as well as get some ideas as to how to be better with Electrical Estimating. I look forward to meeting you all! Regards, Tom
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    Hey all, I am an Estimator for a electrical sub-contracting company based in San Francisco, CA. I was wondering if there were other fellow estimators that can share some knowledge on what type of databases (other than your companies own historical databases,) or just in general, how do you...
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Can anyone here hook me up with his spreadsheet or an improved version for new residential? I've been looking around for awhile now, everyone has seemed to have lost or misplaced their copy.
  8. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hey guys. i hope this is the right forum for this. I generally do 90-110 unit hotels. between 50,000 and 100,000K sq foot. I am now looking at a 160 unit 180,000 compelx with a 4 story parking garage. I was wondering do you price this one as just a bigger usual hotel or do u add a good bit...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    Question, in pricing change orders, what factors do you usually include in your price? We are pricing a COD which changes 98 lines of a 272 line cable schedule and also adds 29 line items. The basement area is literally stuffed with duct work, our conduits were run on the ceiling 19 feet off...
  10. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    We have been in the process of evaluating estimating programs and feel the right choice for our organization is either Accubid Enterprise or ConEst Intillibid, both with the on-screen take off function. Each system has a lot to offer and they each have their own unique features. For those of...
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