With four successful electrical estimating training sessions under their belts, Linda and Marc Candels are ready to kick off 2019 with their fifth Electrical Estimating Training and Apprenticeship which starts on January 29. The Candels Electrical Training Academy teaches the art and science of electrical estimating. The four-month session covers a wide range of topics as […]
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Super early bird special until November 30! $800 off! (Mention this post and Candels will hold the discount!) Tis the season for discounts! Candels is offering a super early bird special until tomorrow on our upcoming electrical estimating apprenticeship program. The class starts January 29 and runs until May 30, 2019. Additional discounts are available […]
What is a design-build project? A design-build project is one that is not necessarily drawn or engineered, but one that has some sort of written scope and building footprint to use. Design. (di zīn’)(verb). To prepare plans for work to be executed Build. (bild) (verb). To cause to be constructed. Design-build. (di zīn bild) (verb) […]
Generation Y and Baby Boomers–why we need them: If you are one of the myriad of contractors who looks for skilled tradesmen or estimators, you will certainly know that there is a shortage of both! This acute shortage holds back many companies from expanding. It is estimated that at least 70% of construction companies have […]
Quotes and expenses are highly detailed and an important step throughout your estimating process. Check your take-off for accuracy with these steps! Summarize your estimate Sort the material cost from high to low Does everything that is supposed to have a cost associated with it have one? Does anything look unusual? (Sometimes in our rush […]
As the economy and construction begin to pick up, certain trends have begun to emerge. Here are the top trends to watch for in 2017: Collaborative project delivery methods will become more popular. The days of design-bid-build domination might be winding down, as experts expect collaborative approaches to become more common for projects. Design-build, public-private […]
An increasing number of women-owned contracting firms are helping to level the playing field in a traditionally male-dominated industry. While current statistics reveal only 9.5 percent of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) members are women-owned businesses, this number has tripled in the past 15-20 years and reflects a trend seen in physically demanding, tech-centric fields […]