ISBN 9788131518687,Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

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David Pratt

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ISBN 9788131518687
Publisher

Cengage Learning India

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788131518687

ISBN-10 813151868X
Binding

Paper Back

Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 496 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Building construction & materials

Overview: Fundamentals of Construction Estimating 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects - one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects. Features: Includes end of chapter review questions to help identify major points and provide an opportunity to work through practical problems. Contains drawings for two complete projects, one residential, one commercial allows users to complete the estimating process for each. Updated information covers quantity take off, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub trade work and compiling bid documents. Easy to follow step by step estimating process that can be used with the latest technology to produce accurate forecasts in the minimum amount of time. Thorough training in the principles of construction estimating teaches skills required to successfully become a professional estimator. Includes three different approaches to preparing an estimate: manual method, spreadsheet estimates and estimates compiled using dedicated software with many examples of Excel spreadsheets used in all aspects of estimating. Includes a limited sample version of the MC2 ICE* software for estimating. New chapters examine budget estimating and an estimating technique that promises higher accuracy to meet the growing need for budget forecasts.
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