EC&M Asks Video — Tips for Determining the Correct Amount of Labor Hours

Nov. 30, 2023
In Episode 25, Don Kiper covers another popular reader-submitted question on electrical estimating best practices.

In Episode 25 of “EC&M Asks,” a video series featuring subject matter experts (SMEs) answering reader-submitted questions regarding popular electrical topics, Don Kiper, president of Electrical Estimating 101, shares advice regarding one of the most-asked questions from electrical contractors regarding electrical estimating principals and best practices: How do you determine if you have calculated the correct number of labor hours?


EC&M Asks” is a video series that enlists the technical expertise of our brand’s subject matter experts to answer our readers’ most pressing electrical questions. Posted twice per month, these quick videos offer Q&As on topics related to various installations, applications, and troubleshooting scenarios. When our readers ask, EC&M answers.    

About the Author

Don Kiper | Independent Electrical Estimating Consultant

With more than 35 years of experience as a construction electrician, industrial maintenance electrician, foreman, estimator, estimating manager, and project manager, Don has used what he learned to lead in the implementation of estimating software with three electrical contractors where he has worked. Don has 17 years of experience in the construction field and 18 years of office experience and he has personally estimated over $700 million dollars in electrical projects. 

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