The electrical estimating process at SMA Estimating begins with a comprehensive examination of the client’s drawing designs to determine the scope of work.
- We begin by evaluating the client’s drawing plans, technical specifications, and other specifics.
- Then, using cutting-edge software such as Planswift, we import the blueprints and execute on-screen takeoff to calculate the size and type of each electrical component.
- Following the on-screen takeoff, the estimator exports all quantities to EXCEL sheets and organizes them by systems and stages, cost codes, or required.
- For up-to-date and location-based pricing, we rely on RSMeans and our relationships with wholesalers and suppliers. Alternatively, we can work with your supplier quotations for wiring, fixtures, or other electrical components if there is high demand.
- To correctly forecast labor expenses, person-hours for each item must be determined.
- To ensure quality, our lead estimator double-checks the final estimate.
- We also include overheads and earnings per our client’s request and prepare your bidding proposal for submission to bidders.
Step 1: Upload your plans/drawings:
Please send us your plans and specs by clicking here. We’ll assess your request in the next 5 minutes and offer you a price PDF, TIFF, TIF, DXF, DWG, PLN, DWF, OSX, JPEG,.JPG, CAL, CPC, and DJVU are all acceptable formats. You may also include your labor costs and material quotes from your vendors.
Step 2: Get a Quote/Estimate
After an initial assessment of your plans/drawings, you will be provided with a quote that includes an invoice, a turnaround time, and a delivery date. You can then pay with a credit card, a debit card, or PayPal.
Step 3: Receive Estimate/Quote
You will finally receive your estimate in EXCEL sheets, either in Master Format or in a format that you demand. A quote covering labor, materials, and person-hours will be sent to you after sometime.We may also give a professional bidding proposal with an inclusion sheet upon request.