Regardless of which estimating software
program you purchase, the estimating
database (price book) that
you create will be the real secret to
your estimating success. Last month
we looked at divisions and subdivisions
and a few line items. This
month we'll study a few more line
items, as well as the terminology and
What's in a Name?
As you enter data into your computer
program, you will find yourself
abbreviating words quite a bit to get
them to fit in the spaces provided.
The spaces always seem to be far too
small to hold the words necessary to
tell the story. It can be tricky because
the terms you use, and how you abbreviate
them, can be important.