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Tools and tips for customer success

How to use the law of averages to work out how many projects you’ll win this year

The law of averages can help you to win more electrical projects. Here’s what it means and how it works:

What happens to your manual counts each time you’re interrupted

Interruptions can be a real productivity-killer. As an estimator, they can also impact your accuracy. Here’s what you need to know about distractions and some tips for avoiding them:

How to estimate AV accurately

The modern estimator’s guide to thinking about AV requirements.

Guide to the different types of construction contracts

From fixed price to cost-only contracts, use this guide to work out which construction contracts you should be bidding on.

How to estimate structured cabling more efficiently

Creating cabling and data estimates is notoriously difficult but here’s how modern estimators are speeding up the process.

How to produce accurate lighting estimates

Want to produce fast and accurate lighting estimates? Here are our top tips.

Guide to cloud-based software for the construction industry

We’re here with an up to date guide on the latest cloud-based software being used in the construction industry.

Sustainability in the construction industry

Sustainability is a hot topic in the construction industry. Here’s how it’s shaping up for the UK:

A guide to using Excel for your estimation project

Many estimations start with an Excel spreadsheet. Here’s our guide on how to keep things simple and effective.

Guide to cloud-based tools for electrical estimating teams

With much of the workforce working remotely, it’s important to know which cloud-based tools are worth investing in.

True automated takeoff software

Electrical estimator? Start counting automatically today