When estimating projects labor is input as labor units. Therefore, it is essential to understand the use of labor units. So, what is a labor unit? It is a simple formula.
1 Man/Hour = 1 electrician working for 1 hour.
1 Man Hour = 1 Labor Unit
So, the amount of time it takes to install electrical materials is measured in Labor Units. A Labor Unit is equal to one man hour. The Labor Unit breaks down labor into 100ths of an hour to make estimates more precise.
Electrical estimating software Labor Unit breakdown
If 1.00 labor units = 1 hour
.05 labor units = 3 minutes
.10 labor units = 6 minutes
.20 labor units = 12 minutes
.25 labor units = 15 minutes
.50 labor units = 30 minutes
.75 labor units = 45 minutes
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