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BIM & Estimating – Compare 3D modeling designs to estimated budgets and more

October 24, 2016

by Ed Coffin Building Information Modeling (BIM) was originally designed to create architectural three dimensional (3D) renderings of a project before construction begins. BIM also quickly became an excellent tool for contractors to coordinate equipment interferences or clash detection for better collaboration between trades. In either case, BIM’s objective is to create a 3D computerized model of a project to work…


Dynamic Plug-In Between 3D BIM Modeling and Industry Leading Electrical Estimating Software

October 17, 2016

ConEst Software Systems and GTP Services, LLC have come together to announce their new plug-in, GTP-IntelliBid. Both companies understand the impact technology is having in the construction industry and how important it is in delivering automated workflows to their customers. ConEst Software Systems — ConEst Software Systems and GTP Services, LLC have come together to announce their…


The ElectriCalc Pro – There’s an App for That

April 11, 2016

The ElectriCalc® Pro app from Calculated Industries is a full-featured emulation of the ElectriCalc Pro handheld calculator. It is available for iOS and Android devices. Electrical Contractors, Designers, Electricians and Lighting Specialists can solve tough electrical calculations in seconds and deliver those solutions in conformance with the latest NEC®. The ElectriCalc Pro is a complete…


The Benefits of Using Estimating Software

February 10, 2016

No task affects as many areas of electrical contracting as the process of estimating. From data entry to project completion, the transition from paper and pencil or spreadsheets to estimating software is well worth the time and investment. Keeping that in mind, there are six primary reasons why estimating software is critical to a successful…


JobTrac Project Management Software

December 18, 2015

Optimize Your Project Management JobTrac gives you full control of your projects by tracking changes to the job’s original contract. Track the status of change orders, alternates, submittals and all correspondence, daily logs and documentation related to each project. On-time and on-budget completion of all your projects is ensured through JobTrac’s contract change order management…


The new iDVM 510 from Redfish Instruments

November 23, 2015

The advent of mobile devices with connectivity to everything is everywhere. It was just a matter of time before that connectivity came to electrical test instruments and multimeters in particular. In fact multimeters represent an excellent application for connected devices. Properly configured, mobile devices connected to multimeters allow inexpensive electrical data logging, measurement at a…


Short Circuit Analytic for Androids

September 18, 2015

The new short circuit analysis app for iOS and Android operating systems is now available. ARCAD INC. announces the release of Short Circuit Analytic version 1.0 (SCA V1.0) mobile app for Androids, iPhones, iPods and iPads. Short Circuit Analytic mobile app performs comprehensive short circuit fault current calculations in three-phase radial electric power systems. The…


ARCAD INC. announces the release of a new mobile app for short circuit fault current calculations.

August 27, 2015

Short Circuit Analytic (SCA V1.0) performs available short circuit fault current calculations in three-phase radial electric power systems. The app takes into consideration all of the key electrical parameters of power distribution system including power supply, cables, transformers, motors and generators. Features and Capabilities: Calculate 3-phase, phase-to-phase short circuit currents at each bus within your…


Cut Estimating Time in Half with SureCount & IntelliBid

August 10, 2015

SureCount’s dynamic link to ConEst’s industry-leading IntelliBid Estimating Software results in faster electrical, low voltage and data cabling takeoffs. Once the onscreen takeoff is completed in SureCount, simply open the Count Sheets feature in IntelliBid to seamlessly import all of the material requirements where they can then be organized and set up for takeoff. The…


Work Breakdown Structure: Managing an Efficient Construction Workflow

August 4, 2015

Meet your Project Management challenges head on by implementing a WBS: There are three main obstacles that cause contractors to fall short of achieving an efficient, consistent work flow process between the stages of estimating and project management: Estimators have the pressure of time limitations for producing an estimate. Contractors are traditionally awarded only two…