By Ron Pestone – The last little bit about THE BOOK OF ELM, COMMONSENSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH JOB COSTING Some job costing experts and their systems eventually go into business with General Motors. GM make the cars while the job costing experts make the license plates. Think about it, what could be more damaging to you […]
Construction consists of three major ingredients; Equipment, Labor and Material [ELM] which Construction professionals employ to build. Construction comes together with Submittals, Change Orders, RFI’s, Job Costing and Construction Claims. Like Dunkin Donuts the industry runs on them and like Dunkin Donuts if you are looking for information on Construction Submittals, Construction Change Orders, Construction RFI’s, Construction Job Costing or Construction Claims this is the stop. It is also the stop for Construction Classified ads. To prosper in this industry you need quality drawing and specifications, a realistic estimate, decent Project Management and a successful job costing system. It is essential to have control over Construction submittals, Construction change orders and Construction Requests For Information [RFIs]. Every subcontractor and contractor needs absolute control over their labor. With the exception of a bad estimate labor costs will be the major reason for the difference between profit and loss and this is where THE BOOK OF ELM, COMMON SENSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING comes into play.
The goal of SCOREBOARD is to make the construction industry a safer, more profitable place to do business. SCOREBOARD is the place where CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS review and grade everyone in the construction industry; architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, journeymen, suppliers, administrative assistants or any of the other industry specialist; all are welcome.
The idea is to give credit where it is due and to let others know where to tread lightly. It is not a place for rants and raves but it is a place to state the facts about first hand experiences. It is a great place to look for recommendations by the pros who build our world. SCOREBOARD is about building a better industry.
Ron Pestone: Please Accept Our Apologie We had worked for almost a year to get ELM SCOREBOARD ready to go on line and we thought we had everything covered. With no advertising budget and just by letting people we knew and groups we belonged to we thought it would be a very long […]
By Ron Pestone: From THE BOOK OF ELM, COMMON SENSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING The term job costing itself is kind of strange. It almost sounds like someone is out there shopping with a list or worse adding up the cost of every nut and screw on a project and when you have all […]
Hi; From all of us at elmpost.com I just wanted to say thank you to all of you construction professionals who stopped in to say hello and who attended my seminars on estimating and job costing at the Meadowlands in Secaucus New Jersey. I enjoyed your comments and I hope you all enjoyed my […]
By Ron Pestone From The Book Of ELM, Commonsense Subcontracting With ELM Job Costing My neighborhood was so tough people sold Bibles under the counter. With that background and 50 plus years in the construction industry in New York City when I developed my subcontracting job costing system it was based […]