Poorly Designed Bid Documents

Lazy Engineering Creates Electrical Estimating Nightmares

Recently I had the misfortune of being asked to estimate a school renovation project in New Jersey. I say misfortune because it was the worst set of drawings I have ever received and I don’t mean since starting an electrical estimating service, I mean ever! The project consisted of approximately seventy five electrical drawings alone.…

Electrical Estimating for Design Build Projects

Have you ever wanted to perform design assist electrical budgets in hopes of generating more revenue for your company? Providing electrical estimating budgets can give electrical contractors an edge over the competition that bidding standard projects does not. Basically there are three phases to electrical design assist budgets that you need to understand and they…

Electrical Estimating a Linear Heat Detection System & Visual Smoke Detection Cameras

“Suburban Station is an art deco office building and underground commuter rail station in Penn Center, Philadelphia. Its official SEPTA address is 16th Street and JFK Boulevard. The Station is owned and operated by SEPTA and is one of the three core Center City stations on SEPTA Regional Rail” – Wikipedia DBP Electrical Consulting’s featured…

Why Are You Wearing Your Tools?

People start businesses everyday. Some people are driven by visions of grandeur or wealth. Others want freedom and flexibility that they perceive comes with owning their own company. Some are simply thrust into the situation without a lot of choice (yes that does happen)! The vast majority of the new electrical contractors are people who…

DBPEC Website Woes

Recently I decided to update DBPEC’s website with a fresh new WordPress theme. Our previous website had served us well over the years, but it was beginning to lose search engine rankings and its age prevented it from being very mobile friendly After seeking advice from someone going through the same process, I selected a…