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How to Calculate Chiller IPLV

What is IPLV (Integrated Part Load Values)? It is based on part load chiller efficiency values. The IPLV is calculated on the weighted percentage...

Bid Bonds vs Performance and Payment Bonds

What  is a bid Bond? Basically when you’re bidding a project that requires a bid bond it’s because the owner wants you to guarantee that...

How to Read the Specifications

When bidding on a plan and specification project designed by a third party engineer, it’s imperative to read through the specifications for those items...

MEP Estimating Software

If you are looking for Construction Estimating Software, the choices are many. I have personally been involved in overseeing an estimating group of 20...

Sheet Metal Material and Labor Databases

Labor Databases A labor database contains units of labor for each task that is required for a particular project. If you are installing sheet metal...

Creating Sheet Metal Estimating Standards

Maintaining a set of estimating standards will create a more efficient estimating department or disciplined estimator. By creating estimating standards you will be able...

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Shop Fabrication Productivity

Chapter #9 - Sheet Metal Shop Fabrication Productivity You must be able to determine the productivity rate of your shop as measured in pounds per...

Sheet Metal Casings and Plenums

Chapter #8 – Sheet Metal Casings and Plenums There are projects that will require large plenums or casings, such as in built up system where...

Sheet Metal Joints

Chapter #6 - Sheet Metal Joints Rectangular Duct Joints TDC - Transverse Duct Connector (SMACNA T-25A) This traverse duct connector is fabricated from the same piece of...

Sheet Metal Seams

Chapter #6 – Sheet Metal Seams Seams run longitudinal along the length of the duct run, while joints run transverse (across). Seams run parallel to...

Sheet Metal Plasma Cutter

Chapter #4 – Sheet Metal Plasma Cutter A plasma cutter is a large table where a piece of sheet metal is cut to make a...

Sheet Metal Coil Line

Chapter #3 - Sheet Metal Coil Line Those fabrication shops that have invested in a coil line will find it less labor intensive to fabricate...

SHEET METAL FIELD

Sheet Metal Field Labor Productivity

Chapter #4 – Sheet Metal Field Labor Productivity After your reports have finished running on the estimating computer software program its time to review the...

Conditions Affecting Field Labor

Chapter #11 – Conditions Affecting Field Labor There are many factors that affect the cost of installing the sheet metal and HVAC equipment in a...

Sheet Metal Duct Sealer and Leakage

Chapter #6 – Sheet Metal Duct Sealer and Leakage Duct Leakage Duct leakage is a factor of the static pressure in the ductwork that allows for...

Construction Drawings

Conditions Affecting Field Labor

Chapter #11 – Conditions Affecting Field Labor There are many factors that affect the cost of installing the sheet metal and HVAC equipment in a...

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How to Calculate Chiller IPLV

What is IPLV (Integrated Part Load Values)? It is based on part load chiller efficiency values. The IPLV is calculated on the weighted percentage...

Bid Bonds vs Performance and Payment Bonds

What  is a bid Bond? Basically when you’re bidding a project that requires a bid bond it’s because the owner wants you to guarantee that...

How to Read the Specifications

When bidding on a plan and specification project designed by a third party engineer, it’s imperative to read through the specifications for those items...

MEP Estimating Software

If you are looking for Construction Estimating Software, the choices are many. I have personally been involved in overseeing an estimating group of 20...

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How to Calculate Chiller IPLV

What is IPLV (Integrated Part Load Values)? It is based on part load chiller efficiency values. The IPLV is calculated on the weighted percentage...

Bid Bonds vs Performance and Payment Bonds

What  is a bid Bond? Basically when you’re bidding a project that requires a bid bond it’s because the owner wants you to guarantee that...

How to Read the Specifications

When bidding on a plan and specification project designed by a third party engineer, it’s imperative to read through the specifications for those items...

MEP Estimating Software

If you are looking for Construction Estimating Software, the choices are many. I have personally been involved in overseeing an estimating group of 20...

Sheet Metal Material and Labor Databases

Labor Databases A labor database contains units of labor for each task that is required for a particular project. If you are installing sheet metal...

ESTIMATING SPREADSHEETS

What  is a bid Bond? Basically when you’re bidding a project that requires a bid bond it’s because the owner wants you to guarantee that...

HVAC Piping

How to Calculate Chiller IPLV

What is IPLV (Integrated Part Load Values)? It is based on part load chiller efficiency values. The IPLV is calculated on the weighted percentage...

Conditions Affecting Field Labor

Chapter #11 – Conditions Affecting Field Labor There are many factors that affect the cost of installing the sheet metal and HVAC equipment in a...

Field Labor Crew Sizes

Chapter #5 – Field Labor Crew Sizes The size of your labor crew depends on the project schedule, the amount of work required to be...

HVAC Equipment Labor

Chapter #12 - HVAC Equipment Labor There are several sources for equipment labor values. But none is better than the contractors own historical data of...

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How to Read the Specifications

When bidding on a plan and specification project designed by a third party engineer, it’s imperative to read through the specifications for those items...

MEP Estimating Software

If you are looking for Construction Estimating Software, the choices are many. I have personally been involved in overseeing an estimating group of 20...

Sheet Metal Material and Labor Databases

Labor Databases A labor database contains units of labor for each task that is required for a particular project. If you are installing sheet metal...

Creating Sheet Metal Estimating Standards

Maintaining a set of estimating standards will create a more efficient estimating department or disciplined estimator. By creating estimating standards you will be able...

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How to Calculate Chiller IPLV

What is IPLV (Integrated Part Load Values)? It is based on part load chiller efficiency values. The IPLV is calculated on the weighted percentage...

Bid Bonds vs Performance and Payment Bonds

What  is a bid Bond? Basically when you’re bidding a project that requires a bid bond it’s because the owner wants you to guarantee that...

How to Read the Specifications

When bidding on a plan and specification project designed by a third party engineer, it’s imperative to read through the specifications for those items...