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Do You Know Your Labor Units?

For example, if you are working on a job where the client is asking you to provide an estimate that will contain working overtime, do you know how, and to what extent, that can affect your proposal? An interesting fact to consider, is that according to the NECA “Manual Of Labor Units,” working 10-hour days for five days a week can result in a productivity loss of 15% to 20% after six weeks, while 12-hour days could result in a loss as high as 35% to 40%. If you don’t make the proper adjustments for this you will be out of labor hours long before the job is complete. Now this may seem simple for smaller contractors, as they generally tend to work on the jobs themselves, have smaller over


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