Philosophy of Electrical Estimating
October 20-21, 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Indianapolis Electrical JATC
**This class will be held in a socially-distanced manner where each participant has their own long table. The class will be limited to 20 attendees, so register early to ensure you can attend.
*Extended registration deadline: September 17, 2020
The purpose of this part of the training will be to teach the client how to think like an estimator. Estimators will be taught methodology that is driven by a proper philosophy of the electrical estimate from the initial organization to the completion of the bid summary. The estimators will be taught concepts that will put them in control of their estimate as marked on their drawings to their final extension of all material with labor hours. Detailed instruction will be given to help the client understand all aspects of labor costs and labor risks. Estimators will learn a proper estimating sequence which is the key to consistent and complete estimating. Training methods will be a combination of demonstration, PowerPoint presentations, and systematic instructions. Lessons may change in number and content to meet specific needs of the trainees. This part of the training consists of five (5) lessons with 23 estimating principles.
The main responsibility of the estimator is to quantify the project. The drawings provide the estimator the ability to count and measure material takeoffs. The specifications define the quality of items such as manufacturers, product catalog numbers, and means of installation. Methodology and technique are taught by the following tasks:
1. Perform a review of a project specifications and how to identify keys points for proper takeoff
2. Follow through the 28-step estimating sequence
3. Perform takeoffs using takeoff sheets and feeder schedules
4. Learn the components of the Bid Summary
This day of training includes using project specifications and drawings to learn proper methodology of estimating.
Instructor: Don Kiper, Estimating 101
Target audience: This class will be helpful for estimators of all experience levels.
Location: Indianapolis Electrical JATC, 1751 S. Lawndale Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46241
Course Dates: October 20-21, 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with one-hour lunch break and 10-minute breaks each hour.
*Please note, attendees should NOT bring a laptop to this training, in order to avoid distractions. The training is meant to be intensive and your full concentration is required. Cell phones may be checked at the door.
Lunch and beverages will be provided.
NECA Member Registration fee: $500 per person. The Chapter has subsidized this fee - the cost to the Chapter will be $1300 per person.
Contact Tavia Brunner (317-292-3199) for non-NECA member fee.
**Registration Deadline: September 7, 2020**
Payment: Fees must be paid by check. Make checks payable to "Central Indiana Chapter NECA" and write "Don Kiper" on the memo line. Please send the check upon registration. Mailing Address: Central Indiana Chapter, NECA, 200 S. Rangeline Road, Suite 211, Carmel, IN 46032.
Cancellation policy: Firms who cancel their registrations after the registration deadline will be invoiced the full registration fee, unless the Chapter is able to fill the attendee's spot before the class.
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