ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#35315 - 03/07/04 07:52 PM Prices per opening
eswets Offline
Member
Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 55
Loc: Lansing, IL, USA
I am a new electrical contractor in the suburbs of Chicago, and we are required to use conduit. Most of my work is T&M and I have to bid some residential work. I was wondering you other figure per opening in residential. Cable or pipe prices will help, just let me know what you use. Thanks
Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#35316 - 03/07/04 08:28 PM Re: Prices per opening
LK Offline
Member
Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1429
Loc: New Jersey
Price per opening
This way of bidding started back in the fifties, when the housing boom went in to high gear. The building developer would bid out piece work from all the trades. The idea was to find the lowest installed cost and get the highest price for the completed project. Before the housing boom, electrical contractors and others, would bid an estimated price, based on material and labor and then add a profit.
The price per opening, may have worked well, when all the homes were cookie cutter type.
Today, not all but some homes are larger, and have different electrical needs.
The builders use the price per opening to drive down the bid and cut the costs, so be sure your price will clear a profit when bidding price per opening.
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 11/17/00
Posts: 2232
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
1 registered (annemarie1), 53 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals