Pre-Builds and Per-Point Methods use the averaging calculation method are open to discrepancies in the final value of your tender or quote.
For example say we sell rate quote for each power point with ten metres of cable we have:
|• 1 double socket outlet||$18.00|
|• 1 mounting bracket||$1.00|
|• 10 meters Power cable||12.00|
|• Half hour labour to install||$35.00|
|TOTAL Per Point||$66.00|
Using the Pre-Builds or Per-Point Methods say we have twenty power points in our quote we have a total of $1,320.00.
A smart meter is an electronic meter for electricity that has a capability for remote communication.
Traditional ‘accumulation’ meters generally record total consumption over three month period. This means customers are charged the same amount for the electricity they use no matter what time of day it is used.
The electrical project management plan is the plan by which your electrical project will run. It is a baseline so you have a point of comparison as you work through the electrical project tasks. All electrical projects need to be planned and monitored using the same system of processes.
You need to plan, implement and monitor according to these nine functions. This is the internationally accepted approach to electrical project management. The functions and your responsibilities are explained below.
Every Electrical Contractor should have sample estimates and guides for training in not only material take off and pricing but also the productive efficiency of the total business.
An excel spread sheet with material pricing and associated labour time taken for each unit of material helps provide a beginning for new estimators and experienced estimators wanting to get back to understanding the basics in the functions and art in becoming a successful electrical estimator.
Each organization has different efficiency levels depending on the makeup and experience of the human resource on the particular functional outcome at the time of execution; the basic labour units will need to be updated regularly through a feedback loop from current projects as the make up the human resource changes over time in organizations. The efficiency level depends on the number of workers having the required skill level for each particular task.
Electrical contracting embraces a large variety of projects from domestic through commercial, industrial and mining to complex electrical systems, and it takes years of diversified training and experience to enable one to become familiar with all costs involved.
Live Work means electrical work performed in circumstances in which the part of electrical equipment the subject of the electrical work is energized.
The voltages generally encountered are as described in countries standards and are listed below:
People forget about how important the safe operations of their electrical systems are, especially in mining and heavy industrial areas where the environmental conditions are harsh and unpredictable with an increased variable degree of materials deteriorating due high dust levels, vibrations and above normal temperatures.
Are you finding it harder and harder to get your electrical workers to work safely?
Younger electrical workers do not take on the responsibility for their electrical work?
The basic electrical training for electrical workers is not addressing electrical safety?
I want to discuss the number one difference between safety success – and those that are not. See if you are patterning your safety after the former or the latter.
Successful safety both off the job and on the job all have one thing in common – they all have systems, or sets of procedures that they implement on a consistent basis.
Electrical Estimating is not just plucking figures out of the air; it is a process with proven functions and calculations which take into account not only material prices but also the productive efficiency of the total business.