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ICAN/ATEX: Can you advise me how to bid a post-construction job?

May 01, 2014
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Thursday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

I will be with 3 helpers in this 5,994 sq. ft.project

This is post- construction work on a remodeled property in Pacific Palisades, California.

House is full of construction dust, walls with molding, baseboards, ceiling boards, other walls with just flat paint need dusting, hardwood and marble floors, all doors with molding, 5 bathrooms , 10 rooms, all closets and 40 windows inside only cleaning.

Also, a 3 car garage with closets...plus floor power wash.

Thursday’s Answer:

I can give you no valid answer.

You have got to learn to calculate times and costs for individual projects such as this without relying on the opinion of others who will probably be guessing with less information than you have.

If you can clean at a rate of 100 sq. ft. per hour (and that may be high or low production for what you are looking to do there, depending on the mess and access), you will need 59.94 man-hours.

Sixty  divided by  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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