Electrical Estimating Methods Fourth Edition By Wayne J Delpico pdf

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Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide to estimating electrical costs, with data provided by leading construction database RS Means. The book covers the materials and processes encountered by the modern contractor, and provides all the information professionals need to make the most precise estimate. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the changing materials, techniques, and practices in the field, and provides the most recent Means cost data available. The complexity of electrical systems can make accurate estimation difficult, but this guide contains all the necessary information in one place.

About author:

Wayne J. Del Pico is president of W. J. Del Pico, Inc., where he provides construction management and litigation support services for construction related matters. He has more than 35 years of experience in construction project management and estimating and has been involved in projects throughout most of the United States. His professional experience includes private commercial construction, public construction, retail construction, and residential land development and construction. Mr. Del Pico holds a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught construction‐related curriculum in Cost Estimating, Project Management, and Project Scheduling from 1992 until 2006. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he presently teaches programs in Construction Cost Analysis, Estimating, Project Control, and Construction Scheduling. Mr. Del Pico is a seminar presenter for the RS Means Company, where he provides instruction on topics from estimating to scheduling. He is the author of Plan Reading and Material Takeoff (1994), Estimating Building Costs (2004) and its second edition in 2012, and is a co‐author of The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis (2005). His most recent book, Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction, was published by Wiley in September 2013. His construction experience and knowledge of the industry has qualified him to be the past president of the Builders Association of Greater Boston (2010). He is also a practicing Neutral for the American Arbitration Association, where he hears construction‐related arbitration cases.

With 26 annual cost data books and over 70 reference books, RSMeans is the cost estimating authority that construction professionals recognize. Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition covers 120+ topics in 26 chapters for comprehensive guidance on providing estimates for virtually any electrical task or project. This edition has been revised to reflect current labor-hour productivities and methods for obtaining material prices in accordance with recognized industry standards and best practices.

This user-friendly estimating resource features:

  • Tables for estimating labor-hours for a wide variety of tasks and conditions
  • Guidelines for obtaining the most contemporaneous material prices
  • New chapters on electrical demolition, change orders, and project closeout provide a more thorough approach to estimating
  • Industry standards and best practices from document review through bidding strategies
  • Discussions on bidding strategies, pre-bid scheduling for time sensitive costs, and computer estimating


Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition serves as a learning tool for novices and as a desk reference for the seasoned professional. It is an excellent companion to the annual publication Means Electrical Costs Data for the professional developing budgets for electrical projects. It provides detailed information on the advantages and disadvantages of various estimating practices

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