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"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" Workshop - Successful Program!

The workshop was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" Workshop

The ECA's Research and Education Committee presented an "in-person" classroom program called, "Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction." The program was conducted by Robert Mooty, former NECA Education Instructor. The program was held on May 10 - 12, 2021 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

Mr. Mooty discussed that small mistakes in an estimate can have a huge impact on a firm's bid’s bottom line and this course provided the tools needed to be both comprehensive and competitive. The course also discussed the process for assembling an estimate, including the folllowing: developing material lists, applying labor unit data, material takeoff and application of direct job costs, overhead, and profit.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • List types of mistakes found when estimating electrical construction projects and how to avoid them
  • Describe the parts of an estimate
  • Explain the importance of establishing the true cost for a project
  • Develop an estimate to provide job management information
  • Discuss how labor units can be used to competitively bid projects
  • Explain the difference between a competitive bid and simply a low bid

We thank Bob Mooty for his expertise with this workshop!

Basic Estimating Class May 2021

Pictured above is Bob Mooty, former NECA Instructor as he opened the program.

Basic Estimating Class May 2021

Pictured above is the Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction Workshop Participants.

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