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  • May 16, 2022
    The Bid Follow Up:
    The General contractor’sproject manager will begin working through all of the subscontracts. It’s possible they may have room tonegotiate. Your chances to negotiate are higher if you and the GChave a good relationship.
    The Importance of Developing aRelationship With General Contractors
    When it comes to developing thisrelationship, you have a few options. You can call...
  • April 19, 2022
    Project estimators are often working with prices that might be valid in the near future only––say from six to nine months out. Labor and materials predictions can be sufficient for these shorter term projects. But what about long-term estimating needs? How can predictions be accurate enough to ensure that the contractor will benefit from taking on a future project?
  • February 23, 2022
    As a society, we’ve all been relying on the digital infrastructure we know as the internet for decades now. But things are moving quickly, and now more than ever an online presence is key to doing business in today’s increasingly connected world. And as an electrical contractor looking to efficiently manage and budget your time and resources, finding a reliable electrical estimator means that a little less responsibility is on your shoulders.
  • January 3, 2022
    How to Avoid Estimating Errors
  • December 14, 2021
    Being an estimator of any kind in construction is a challenging
    job. Being at the top of the game requires sharp skills, especially
    if you want to stand out. Here are a few essential skills for
    electrical estimators.
  • November 29, 2021
    In every area of business, trends play a vital role in the analysis
    of what makes a business successful (or not) and predicting the
    possible future. As estimators, we play an important part in our
    company’s current state of business and its future. By analyzing
    trends in your estimating, you can discover what works and what
    doesn’t, thereby refining your estimating skills and increasing
    your company’s future success ratio.
  • September 23, 2021
    As an electrical contractor, you have no doubt noticed the sharp increase of prices for wire, cable, and connectivity products in 2021. These rising costs have likely affected your budget projections for this year and are negatively impacting your profits. Why have electrical supplies become so expensive? In this article, Charter Estimating’s experts will discuss the top three reasons
  • September 16, 2021
    Construction estimating is the process of anticipating the expense
    of building a physical structure. This step is essential, and one
    of the most crucial in the construction process. Estimators need to
    be as accurate as possible because profit margins (the livelihood
    of contractors) are impacted if any estimated direct and indirect
    costs for the project are off by even the slight amount. Every
    successful project starts with a precise and accurate cost
    estimate. By the end of this article, you will know the basics of
    estimating and learn the importance of its role in delivering
    successful commercial construction projects.
  • August 23, 2021
    Steps to Estimating
  • July 19, 2021
    Lost time has increased over the years, you need to include that time in your estimates
  • June 16, 2021
    Budget Planning with your Materials
  • June 16, 2021
    7 Tips to Controlling Costs for Electrical Contractors
  • May 17, 2021
    Can Flat Rate Pricing Increase Your Profits
  • April 5, 2021
    What Is Value Engineering & How Does It Apply to Cost Estimating?
  • March 3, 2021
    Can Construction Apps Help Your Business
  • January 25, 2021
    6 Ways to Improve Profits in Your Construction Company
  • December 8, 2020
    Software Programs of Today
  • October 28, 2020
    The Guide for Contractors to writing effective proposals
  • September 29, 2020
    Estimating is moving completely to digital CAD
  • August 24, 2020
    Working Smart Estimating with Spreadsheets
  • July 22, 2020
    More to Feeders than you may think..
  • June 23, 2020
    Prefab and the solution
  • April 28, 2020
    Get to know your General Contractor
  • March 14, 2020
    Renovation Work
  • February 11, 2020
    Job Costing for Electrical Contractors