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Sheet Metal Material and Labor Summary

Chapter #4 – Sheet Metal Material and Labor Summary On the MEP Academy Estimating Spreadsheet you will find...

Sheet Metal Field Labor Productivity

Chapter #4 – Sheet Metal Field Labor Productivity After your reports have finished running on the estimating computer...

Conditions Affecting Field Labor

Chapter #11 – Conditions Affecting Field Labor There are many factors that affect the cost of installing the...

Sheet Metal Duct Sealer and Leakage

Chapter #6 – Sheet Metal Duct Sealer and Leakage Duct Leakage Duct leakage is a...

Sheet Metal Duct Hangers

Chapter #3 – Sheet Metal Duct Hangers Air conditioning ducts and pipes need to be supported according to...

Field Labor Crew Sizes

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

Sheet Metal Details and Specialties

Chapter #7 – Sheet Metal Details and Specialties Most engineered drawings have a section for details, which allow...

Grease Exhaust Duct

Chapter #8 – Grease Exhaust Duct Grease duct is welded in order to prevent fires caused by the...

Air Distribution

Chapter #9 – Air Distribution The fan blows or sucks air through a duct and exits or enters...

HVAC Equipment Labor

Chapter #12 - HVAC Equipment Labor There are several sources for equipment labor values. But none is better...

Rental Equipment

Chapter #10 – Rental Equipment Now that you have figured the labor to set each piece of equipment,...

Rectangular Ducts and Fittings

Chapter #1- Rectangular Duct and Fittings In order to do a takeoff, you will need to 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...

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...

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...

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...