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                                                                               ACES Pro Training Classes

Class 01991 - ACES Pro Beginner - This class is for the estimator that has not used ACES Pro or any computer based electrical
                     estimating system. Topics covered:

                     General review of ACES Pro
                     How to set up your project
                     The importance of "Save System Window"
                     Filling out the spec sheet and how this speeds up your estimates
                     Understanding systems, areas and breakouts
                     Inputing techniques
                     Making assemblies
                     Panel, Feeder and Fixture Schedules
                     Understanding the different print-out options
                     How to use the ACES Pro support page and help files
                                                                                  Estimating Classes

Class 00990 - Beginning Estimating - This class is for Novice Estimators that have just started this career path. 0 - 6 months.
                     Topics covered:

                     Understanding project documents including drawings and specifications
                     Take off procedures and techniques including - Scales, Proper counting, Rolling,
                     Fixtures Branch, Feeders, Systems, etc.
                     Understanding Recap sheets - Material, Labor, Job Expense, Labor Rates,
                     Labor Factors, Overhead, Profit, Etc.

Class 00995 - Advanced Estimating and Change Orders - This class is for Experienced Estimators and Project Managers
                     Topics Covered:

                     Advance plans and specification review
                     Looking at bids from the 20,000 foot level, making sure everything is included while keeping the bid competitive
                     Understanding the effects of change orders on a project
                     The art of properly pricing a change order
                     The difference between recapping a competitive bid and a change order - What should be included in each
                     The difference between and how to effectively write both a competitive bid and change order scope letter
                     Dealing with different customers while negotiating the competitive bid and/or change order
                     Selling the bid and/or change order - Updating your techniques and skills
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Class 01996 - ACES Pro Change Order - This class is for Project Managers and Estimators that are responsible for pricing change
                     orders on projects. Topics covered:

                     Review of ACES Pro                    
                     How to get the most out of ACES Pro for pricing change orders
Getting ACES Pro in Change Order mode
                     Understanding the three change order levels material pricing and labor
                     Understanding and working the change order recap sheet              

Class 01998 - ACES Pro Power Users - This class if for the Power Users. These users are pretty comfortable with ACES Pro and are
                     looking for some advanced techniques and discussions among their peers. Topics covered:

                     Administrative Functions
                     Understanding and using the multiuser/server platform                    
                     Shortcuts and techniques to speed up the takeoff
                     Using ACES Pro utilities to your advantage
                     Technique sharing between power users
                     Discussion on upcoming updates
                     Power user's suggestions for future updates

Class 00997 - Chief Estimator Techniques - This class if for Chief Estimators and Senior Managers that are in charge of 1.) Budgeting
                     projects, 2.) Reviewing and finalizing bids. Topics covered:

                     Senior level review of the project documents                    
                     Looking at bids from the 50,000 foot level - The meaning of "DONE"
                     When is a project really just a budget?
                     Proper techniques to Budgeting a Project
                     When you are the one that is totally responsible for a complete, accurate and competitive bid - We will discuss the proper
                     techniques to:
                               Review the project specifications
                               Review the drawings
                               Review the actual take off
                               Properly talk to your team to make sure the estimate is correct
                               Make sure everything is priced
                               Proper material cuts
                               Proper labor cuts
                               Build and review the recap
                               Using the different markup techniques used in the industry
                               Finalize the bid
                               Write the scope letter for one thing - Getting the Bid
                               An effective Dog and Pony show
                               Get the contract
                               Negotiating the terms of the contract

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