Higher Education

Electrical Estimating, 1st Edition

  • Michael Holt Mike Holt Enterprises, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
  • ISBN-10: 082738100X  |  ISBN-13: 9780827381001
  • 384 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.50



This text provides a comprehensive look at how to estimate electrical wiring for residential and commercial buildings with extensive discussion of manual vs. computer-assisted estimating. Each chapter focuses on a specific component such as the estimating process, labor units, estimate recap, bid processing and bid analysis, as well as contracts and proposals. Case studies, blueprints, a price and labor unit catalog and typical estimating forms provide real-world examples. Learning is reinforced through chapter objectives, summaries and review questions.

Features and Benefits

  • up-to-date information on estimating - - residential and commercial
  • complete coverage of estimating
  • extensive coverage of manual vs. computer estimating
  • objectives, key terms, questions and exercises are found in each chapter

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. About Estimating. Understanding Labor-Units. The Estimating Process. The Estimate Summary And Bid Process. The Bid Process. Unit Pricing. Estimating Residential Wiring. Estimating Commercial Wiring. Computer Estimating. Appendix - Estimating Forms & Worksheets. Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Holt

Michael Holt is the owner of Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc. "The Electronics School" in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. He has worked his way up through the electrical trade as an apprentice electrician, journeyman electrician, master electrician, electrical inspector, electrical contractor, electrical designer and developer of training programs for the electrical industry. He has taught over 1,000 classes on over 40 different electrical related subjects to over 20,000 students. He was formerly a contributing editor to Electrical Construction and Maintenance Magazine and Electrical Design and Installation Magazine. He is currently contributing editor for Electrical Contractor Magazine.