On the Job Factor
Page we account for conditions that will add to the normal Labor Hours to
perform this particular Job. Typically percentage are entered so as you
add labor to the job, the Labor Factor hours "float" with the
bid. You can however lock in a certain number of hours if you so desire.
The Job Factor Page allows you to account for additional
labor 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 Factor Columns
Job Factor Category/Description - This is the name or
description of this Job Factor.
Percent - Typically you will enter a percentage for a Job
Factor markup. As shown above there is a 10% add for Ceiling Height. As
the Raw Labor Hours on the Job changes (you build the estimate), the
hours for this Job Factor will stay at 10% 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.
Hours - These are the hours added to Raw Labor Hours to get
Total Labor Hours for the job.
Locked - A Yes or No value. If Locked = Yes, then the Job
Factor Hours for this category will not change as the Raw Labor Hours
change. If Locked = No, then the Job Factor Hours for this category will
fluctuate with the Raw Labor Hours 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 hours are spread only over the ACTIVE
pages in Unit Price Mode.
Job Factor Buttons
Add - Adds a new Job Factor category to the end of the list.
Delete - Deletes the highlighted Job Factor 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 Factor description, and enter
a percentage or you can enter a fixed number of hours and set the value
Default - Restores the BHS Default Job Factor categories,
sets them to zero percent and unlocked.
Zero All - Sets all Job Factor 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 Factor category
between locked and unlocked.
Job Factor Popup Menu
This menu has the same functions as the Job Factor buttons
and is provided merely as another way to activate those function in case
it easier for you. Right clicking on the Job Factor Grid activates the
Job Factor Page Labels
Raw Labor Hours - Total of the hours on all active pages of
Total Labor Hours - Raw Labor Hours + Job Factor Hours
Locked Categories Warning - Appears if any of the Job Factor
Categories are locked as shown above.