Category Archives: Electrical estimating

Automated take-off vs. digital take-off – What’s the difference?

What is the difference between digital take-off software and automated take-off software? We’re breaking down some key factors to look out for:

Benefits of using cloud take-off software

A cloud-based take-off software can bring a number of benefits for electrical estimators. Here are some of the key advantages:

7 Tips for an accurate fire alarm system estimate

An accurate fire alarm system estimate means a better experience for your client and profitable project for your company. Here are some tips to consider:

What makes for a good electrical estimator?

Is your company looking for a good electrical estimator? Here are some important traits to consider:

Ask these questions before purchasing automated take-off software

Automated take-off software can be a game changer. Are you getting what you really need from the solution? Here are some key questions to ask:

Interview: How to become a successful electrical estimator

In this industry interview, Phil Kober, an Electrical Estimator at SES Engineering Services, tells us what a typical day looks like and what he recommends for a successful estimating career. What was your path to becoming an electrical estimator? I trained as an electrician and did that for about 3-4 years and then decided that Read more »

Managing estimating for security system designs

Do you manage estimating for security system projects? If so, accuracy and efficiency are probably key priorities. Here are some tips for strong estimates:

8 Tips for training a new electrical estimating apprentice

How do you ensure that training for new electrical estimators is effective? We gathered some tips from Linda Candels, an estimator training expert:

Bidding for an electrical contract? 6 ways to make a good impression

Impression management is vitally important for winning electrical contracts. Here are six ways you can create a good impression when bidding:

Case study: How KNI uses Countfire to go from tendering to installation

It’s always great to know how others are using Countfire – we had a chat with Mark Tumilson of KNI, to find out how they go from tendering to installation.