Friday, March 30, 2007

Ladder Safety

Author: Roy

This is a repost of the article. We are moving all articles from the old format to the new format.

As hail season approaches we want to remind everybody to think ladder safety each and ever time you grab that ladder. OSHA has reported that the most recent accident statistics suggest that the working men and women in America abuse and misuse ladders in the workplace as a rule rather than an exception.

 

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Use Sketch Templates to save time and increase production

Author: Roy
The template tools in "Sketch" allow you to create diagrams and reuse them in other claims. You can even share them with other adjusters. In this blog we will show you how to create a template and load it.
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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Quick Tip - Xactimate v25: Adjusting O&P Per Claim

Author: Roy

In this quick tip we cover issues related to Overhead & Profit (O&P) that you may encounter in the field.  Some clients may request that you handle O&P in a different way then what your current default settings allow.  In those cases you may only wish to change the settings on a selected file instead of changing your system setup. 

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Using the Summary Matrix to change Base Service Charges

Author: Roy
In this blog we will show you one way to change the base service charges using the Summary Matrix.
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Friday, June 08, 2007

Using the Square Break tool to add roof extensions

Author: Roy
Have you ever seen an estimate tree in Xactimate where the roof section is listed as Roof1, Roof2, Roof3 and so on? Well in most cases this occurs when the estimate writer uses the "roof icon" or the f key to add the extensions to the main roof diagram in Sketch, when a better option would be to use the "Square Break" tool to add extensions to the roof.
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Friday, November 23, 2007

State of the Industry

Author: Roy
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

CADO is turning 12!!

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Missing Children

Author: Roy
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Monday, August 27, 2007

CADO March 2007 Update

Author: Roy
Comments about the updates to the CADO site.
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Saturday, September 08, 2007

What are they saying about us

Author: Roy
Recent articles published by Bloomberg a copy of which I've posted in the forums completely disparage the work we do. We are seen as mere puppets who foolishly obey our carrier and vendor masters with no forethought or ethics.
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Common Estimating Errors

Author: Roy

By John Postava;  First posted in the forum.

"They say there have been more mistakes made by computers than Tequila and Hand Guns combined.  That being said, with the help of one of the top trainers at Vale National Training Center we published a white paper on what we feel are some of the top ...

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Are you ready for the life as a Cat Adjuster or road warrior?

By Rob Britton @ AmericanWay

Author: Roy

The life of a road warrior can be hard, not only on the traveler but also on his or her family. Experienced business travelers explain how they MAINTAIN THE PERSONAL-PROFESSIONAL BALANCE...

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008 and Cat Adjusting

Author: Roy
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Friday, June 08, 2007

Florida Focus---Changes in the Wind?

Author: Roy
Some of us reside in Florida.  Many more of us have served time here with a stint or two following catastrophes that impacted the Sunshine State.  In the aftermath of Andrew;  the 'four in 2004', and then Wilma, old-timers and rookie adjusters alike saturated the fourth largest state and served for weeks and months.
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Friday, June 08, 2007

Profession or Commodity

Author: Roy
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Catadjusting and Crisis Intervention

Author: Roy

This is an article I have considered writing for years, one that deals with some of the emotional/psychological elements of working with people who have experienced personal crisis as a result of a catastrophic event, especially with regard to what this means for effective claim settlement.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

They don't just hand you the keys.

Author: Roy

This article comes from a forum post that was made by rass3742 on 9/12/2006

One thing I’ve noticed is the incessant struggle between newbies and veterans of our industry, as they scrimmage to identify the paradigm of CAT adjusting.  As a veteran of claims adjusting myself, I have taken the long road here and know that I am better for it.

I have just recently become “active” in reading and posting comments; as such, I hope I am not breaking the rules of CADO by bringing the bulk of a post I already made into this thread.  I just think it’s a topic at the front of so many minds here that it might be of interest as its own discussion.

What I’ve been seeing, in a lot of the posts in the CADO community, are seasoned adjusters who are struggling with the seemingly never-ending complaints of start-up adjusters who aren't being handed a living on a silver platter.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

KATT'S 008 Commentary

Author: Roy

What to do IF you are asked to work in 2007? Now 2008?

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Quick Tip - Xactimate 27, Training Book

Author: Roy

 If you are currently working with Xactimate 27, then you may wish to get the Training Workbook.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

IKE LOSSES MAY PUT A MAJOR STRAIN ON TWIA

Author: Roy

State-run insurer of last resort bears much of coastal cost

By Mary Williams Walsh
© 2008 The New York Times,
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Hurricane Ike caused as much as $16 billion in property damage, by some estimates, but the state-led insurance pool that will ...

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