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The Ultimate Guide to Construction Estimating

Managing profitable jobs begins with establishing reliable budgets. And to create these accurate budgets, construction companies need to know what their costs are and where their expenses are coming from. That’s where estimating comes in. Estimating involves determining all the required costs for a project. Which means an estimator needs a thorough understanding of both the industry and the estimating
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Explore Contractor’s Guide to Solar Energy Jobs

The Biden-Harris administration recently announced the Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration Program. This $26-million program is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will create new sustainable energy jobs for the American people. The goal of this program is to demonstrate how the U.S. power grid can run on 100% clean energy.[1] What is the Solar and
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – An Overview

What is the Made-in-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers? The Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes a $7.5 billion budget to begin building a nationwide network of 500,000 publicly accessible and American-made electric vehicle charging stations by 2030. The law will also invest $10 billion in clean transportation and over $7 billion in electric vehicle battery components
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Low-Voltage Wiring and Estimating Solutions

Low-voltage wiring refers to electrical wiring that carries less than 50 volts. In commercial construction, projects requiring low-voltage wiring involve low-power devices such as security cameras, intercoms, thermostats, and other electronic systems. Low-voltage wiring is typically installed during the initial stages of construction and is often referred to as “structured wiring.” It includes various components such as cables, connectors, outlets,
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The Definitive Construction Estimating Glossary

The world of estimating (the process of calculating the costs of labor and materials to generate a bid) is filled with technicalities, acronyms, and jargon galore. To help, we’ve put together a Definitive Construction Estimating Glossary to make things a little less complicated. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q
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Benefits of McCormick Hosted

McCormick Hosted is the cloud-based — sometimes referred to as SaaS — version of McCormick Estimating that offers many benefits over a traditional, on-premise installation. Accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, McCormick Hosted offers increased security benefits, like automatic updates and backups, without requiring you to buy or maintain your own servers. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what you

The Importance of SaaS for Electrical Contractors

It’s no secret that cyberattacks have become more prevalent across all industries over the last few years. According to the 2021 Global Digital Trust Insights Survey, ransomware attacks tripled in 2020 — after already doubling from 2018 to 2019. And this trend is predicted to continue as companies move to digital business models. Due to the overall nature of construction