HVAC Ductwork Estimating Process Per Piece or Per Pound

Posted by joseph damelio on Sun, Sep 29, 2019

HVAC Per Pound method and Per Piece Ductwork Estimating Process

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Basic Standards For Complete and Accurate HVAC Plumbing, Piping, Mechanical and Ductwork Estimates

Posted by joseph damelio on Sat, Sep 28, 2019

There are six important basic performance standards to start an estimate

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Estimating with BIM

Posted by joseph damelio on Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The acronym BIM refers to Building information Systems and is defined by Autodesk as an intelligent 3d model-based process that gives architecture, engineering and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. What does BIM design and HVAC Estimating have in common and what are the potential advantages? In most cases files generated in Autodesk Revit and other Autodesk construction products have the potential to be exported to estimating platforms and the data may be used to facilitate the takeoff process. Wendes Estimating Software offers this potential however, the file format of data with both systems must be aligned. In other word the description of pipes, valves, duct, accessories etc. within both systems should be the same. While there are set up requirements involved with the alignment of data between both systems the potential for both BIM design and estimating systems to share information offers an opportunity for sharing labor and cost information.

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Successful Estimating Principles

Posted by joseph damelio on Tue, Oct 8, 2013

We are covering some of the basic estimating principles detailed in a manual written by Herb Wendes, " Everything You Wanted To Know About Estimating But Were Afraid To Ask." The updated and expanded version of the original manual is now published by Fairmont Press, Inc. "Mechanical Estimating Manual".

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