Winning the Work

From requests for bids to managing change – we cover everything you need to know to make your project planning profitable.

  • State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The results are in! We surveyed over 1,000 construction professionals in the MEP and field professions to determine the state of construction in North America. Read on to learn more.

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  • 4 Problems With Underbidding

    4 Problems With Underbidding

    Whether your shop needs cash to make it through the month or you could fit in another job, getting that extra gig can make all the difference to your business. But underbidding is a problem.

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  • Here's How Expert Estimators Win More Bids

    Here's How Expert Estimators Win More Bids

    Estimators personally create more than 100 estimates a year, and most win just less than 25%. Here are 3 tips for winning bids.

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  • 5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid

    5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid

    Most companies only close on 10 - 20 percent of bids. Learn what estimators can do to help close deals, and the role technology plays in improving the quality of project bids.

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  • You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    In the construction industry, it’s important to provide training and professional development opportunities for your estimators. Here’s why.

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  • From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    If you’re one of the pencil and paper estimators, listen up: BIM is more than just a buzzword. There is real-world ROI to BIM technology, and that’s why it’s being embraced by the industry as a whole.

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  • Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Accurate estimating is a must in the construction industry. You need a good way to estimate the costs involved in any project in order put in a realistic bid. But labor costs can make your estimates..

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  • Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    The full impact of fluctuating copper prices isn’t simple, and many estimators fail to take crucial variables into consideration. The result is more money lost from an already thin profit margin.

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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    Many essential roles in construction don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to skilled labor, estimators are becoming harder to find during the labor shortage.

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  • You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    Most construction firms could save over 70% of the time and money they invest into job submittals by making just a few small changes to the tools and processes they use to put packages together.

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  • Are Easier and Faster Job Submittals Always Better?

    Are Easier and Faster Job Submittals Always Better?

    If you’re responsible for creating job submittals for your firm, you’ll agree they’re time-consuming and labor-intensive. Most firms invest 5-7 hours of work into each complete binder that ships out.

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  • The Evolution of the Job Submittal

    The Evolution of the Job Submittal

    Many construction processes haven't evolved as much as others. The job submittal is one of them. If you're a project manager or administrative assistant in charge of submittals, this is for you.

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  • Every Estimator Should Use Pricing Software

    Every Estimator Should Use Pricing Software

    Estimators have enough to remember when accurately pricing a bid. Here is why you need to use pricing software for estimating.

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  • No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit.

    No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit.

    In this interview, Detailer Adam Jeninga discusses his award-winning BIM project. Rest assured, no detailer is detailing this much conduit.

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  • How to Master the Takeoff In Construction Estimating

    How to Master the Takeoff In Construction Estimating

    Takeoff in construction — or material takeoff (MTO) — is an essential part of the estimating process. Before an estimator can bid for a project, they need to know the types and quantities of materials

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  • 6 Cost Estimating Business Tips You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    6 Cost Estimating Business Tips You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Today’s estimators are faced with more challenges than ever before. From getting bids in on time to risking finances by going over budget. Here are 6 tips to help you stay on track with your estimates

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  • “BIM Doesn’t Affect Me.” The Truth about BIM and Estimating

    “BIM Doesn’t Affect Me.” The Truth about BIM and Estimating

    How can BIM help estimators cost a project more effectively and accurately, and how can they improve the information they pass on both to the client and to colleagues? Read on to find out.

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  • Estimating and Bidding Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make: Part 1

    Estimating and Bidding Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make: Part 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part series on common estimating and bidding mistakes. In Part 1, Don Kiper takes us through estimating mistakes that you could be making.

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  • What Is Value Engineering In Cost Estimating?

    What Is Value Engineering In Cost Estimating?

    Value engineering is one of the most commonly misunderstood processes in the world of cost estimating. Learn how you can utilize value engineering for every stage of your construction project.

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  • How to Add Value to Your Cost Estimates with Value Engineering

    How to Add Value to Your Cost Estimates with Value Engineering

    For today’s estimators, value engineering shouldn’t just be a requirement – it should be a priority. Download our latest guide to discover how you can add value to your cost estimates.

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