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Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop a Success

Additional Fall Programming

ECA Education

--Advanced Estimating Workshop

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to present a workshop called, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction." The event was held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 & Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. The seminar was conducted by Mr. Robert L. Mooty, former NECA Education Instructor.

Developed to discuss all phases of the estimating process, this course covers all phases of preparing a competitive bid. Key topics include identifying desirable bid opportunities, analyzing the company's capabilities to insure profitable results, the estimator's role at various stages of the project, writing an effective scope letter and identifying often hidden costs in the bid documents.

Following this class, participants will be able to:

* Discuss the steps necessary to prepare a competitive bid;
* Identify the most desirable bid opportunities;
* Describe how a company's capabilities can be analyzed to insure profits;
* Discuss cash flow and bonding;
* Discuss relevant contract terms;
* Identify price adjustment techniques, overhead, and profit;
* List the documents required to estimate a construction project.

We thank Bob for helping the Chapter initiate its Fall Season of educational programming! The Drake did a great job in accommodating with the COVID-19 guidelines. We welcome the next programs to be held at the Drake (see article below).

Advanced Estimating September 2020

Pictured above is Robert Mooty, former NECA Education Instructor.

Advanced Estimating September 2020

Pictured above are the Workshop attendees.

Advanced Estimating September 2020

Pictured above is Robert Mooty, as he began the program.


ECA Education Schedule

--Remainder of 2020

As you are aware, the ECA Research and Education Committee has revised its Education Schedule for the remainder of 2020. We hope that you will register for the following sessions. 

"Succession Planning" 
Presented by Craig Bodette, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

"How to Design Your Company's Internal Processes for Maximizing Profitability" 
Presented by Dr. Heather Moore or Dr. Perry Danshgari,
MCA, Inc.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen" 
Presented by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please visit the ECA website at: to register for these programs.

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