Conceptual Estimating for Electrical Contractors

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Preconvention Workshop


As more and more owners step away from a traditional design/bid/build delivery method and look to utilize design/build, electrical contractors have an opportunity to provide value with an early knowledge of costs. This course will focus on the role of the estimator in a design/build project, how the NECA Manual of Labor Units can assist you in assembling the conceptual estimate and how to organize a conceptual estimate.

Registration Fee: $375.00


  • Matthew Firestone

    Matt Firestone is the Vice President, Business Development and Estimating for Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest, based in Lincoln, NE. Matt started as a project estimator in 1997, served as chief estimator for 20 years and assumed his current duties in 2017. Matt and his staff assist Commonwealth’s various locations with their estimating needs and bidding all types of projects. In addition to leading the corporate estimating department Matt was instrumental in developing Commonwealth’s in-house estimating training program, now used companywide to educate new estimators as well as project managers. Matt has a variety of teaching and speaking experiences including the development of an electrical estimating curriculum he taught at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and teaching at the local JATC both basic and advanced estimating classes for field personnel.

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