Job-Costing

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Your Bidding and Estimating Tune-Up Guide

David Gerstel's 16 questions to help builders think through the way they handle... More

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Healing Your Inner Underestimator

Underestimating is far more prevalent than overestimating. In this JLC classic,... More

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The Pitfalls of Hybrid Estimating

It's certainly possible to apply multiple markups, but it's critical that the... More

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A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit

When bidding on a project, you need more than a simple formula. More

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When to Switch to Cost-Plus

Remodeling old houses is fraught with uncertainty. Maybe it's time to change how... More

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Tracking Profitability in Design/Build

You can't make money until you know how to properly track the costs and income... More

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Nailing Down Overlooked Overhead

“General Requirements” are a big cost on virtually every project, yet they are... More

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Coping with Material Shortages

Over two thirds of survey respondents have lost work due to exorbitant material... More

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The Greased Pigs of Estimating

There are myriad "slipperies" that, if they escape your attention while estimating... More

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Softwood Lumber Prices Experience Largest Four-Month Increase in 70 Years

Prices have increased nearly 50% since April, the largest four-month gain in the... More

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