Estimating electrical cost – Part 3
How can you be more competitive and win more jobs? Do a job walk.
In Part 1 we talked about when estimating electrical costs it is important to ask the right questions.
In Part 2 we covered other job walk tips how – A picture tells a thousand words!
In this Part 3 we uncover more helpful tips.
Take pictures of site conditions
Openings or door ways you would have to use to transport items through like transformers, panels or large fixture pallets.
Inside ceilings and roof structures to determine how you would support conduit and race ways.
Walls or concrete walls that would need core drilling or penetration.
Things to take with you on a job walk:
- Copy of blueprints
- Pen and highlighter (highlight and make notes on the plans)
- Note pad
- Screw driver and small tool kit to open electrical panels
- Measuring wheel or laser measuring device to measure long distances
- Camera or cell phone camera
- Tape measure
- Flash light
- Safety equipment like hard hat, safety glasses, safety face mask, bright orange or yellow safety vest, long sleeved shirt or Kevlar suit to look inside electrical panels.
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