Last month in this space, I reviewed a series of market projections for 2014 from Harvard University as well as the industry’s leading associations.
Stick vs. Unit
This sidebar for 'Take Control of Your Estimating' compares and contrasts two styles of estimating.
Although Tim Englert is a big believer in computerized unit costing, he acknowledges that stick estimating makes sense in some cases. For instance, most tear-out is done on a unit basis, but if the job seems to be unusually difficult, he’ll add additional cost for stick labor.
"When a job is very unusual or will involve unique challenges, we’ll manually do some stick estimating to add to our unit pricing," he says.
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