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Job Expense allows you to account for any additional costs related to this job. Typical items are permits, rentals, etc. As with the other pages you typically enter percentages that allow job expense costs to float as the estimate is changed, but you can lock in dollar amounts if you desire.

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The Job Expense Page below allows you to account for additional cost that will be necessary for this job due to special circumstances. To edit any of the categories either double-click on the category or arrow down to the category and Press the Enter Key or click on the category and then click the Edit Button.

 Job Expense Columns

Job Expense Category/Description - This is the name or description of this Job Expense.

Percent - Typically you will enter a percentage for a Job Expense markup. As shown above there is a 2% add for Inspections and Permits. As the Labor Cost on the Job changes (you build the estimate), the cost for this Job Expense will stay at 2% of the total. This is the standard mode of estimating with the BHSestimator. In this mode you can build "Templates" of jobs and this type of information on the cover sheets will not need to be modified for each bid.

Cost - These are the dollars added to Labor Cost to get Total Job Labor Expense.

Locked - A Yes or No value. If Locked = Yes, then the Job Expense Cost for this category will not change as the Labor Costs change. If Locked = No, then the Job Expense Cost for this category will fluctuate with the Labor Cost by the number in the Percent column.

Warning! Keep in mind that if you lock a value in, and later inactivate pages, that these locked cost are spread only over the ACTIVE pages in Unit Price Mode.

Job Expense Buttons

Add - Adds a new Job Expense category to the end of the list.

Delete - Deletes the highlighted Job Expense category.

Edit - Modifies the highlighted category. This is the same as double clicking on the category and will produce this screen:

Note that you can edit the Job Expense description, and enter a percentage or you can enter a fixed number of hours and set the value to Locked.

Default - Restores the BHS Default Job Expense categories, sets them to zero percent and unlocked.

Zero All - Sets all Job Expense categories to zero percent.

Unlock All - Removes the lock on all categories and allows them to float with the estimate at their current percentage.

Lock/Unlock - Toggles the highlighted Job Expense category between locked and unlocked.

Job Expense Page Labels

Total Labor Cost = Allocated Hours * Average Labor Rate (from the Labor Distribution Page)

Job Expense Percentage = Job Expense Category Cost Total/(Labor Cost Total + Material Cost)

Total Job Expense = Total of the Job Expense Cost column figures

Labor + Job Expense = Total Labor Cost + Job Expense Category totals

Locked Categories Warning - Appears as shown if any of the Job Expense Categories are locked



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