Estimating in Building Construction

Estimating in Building Construction

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For courses in Construction Estimation, Cost Estimation, and Project Management.

Everything needed for a course in Estimating is provided in this proven text, which combines coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures. Ideal for construction, architecture, and engineering students, it reflects the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress. The use of computers as a key estimating tool is incorporated throughout.
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  • Mixed media product | 362 pages
  • 213.36 x 281.94 x 25.4mm | 1,247.37g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0130604054
  • 9780130604057

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Estimating.

2. Contracts, Bonds, and Insurance.

3. Specifications.

4. The Estimate.

5. Overhead and Contingencies.

6. Labor.

7. Equipment.

8. Excavation.

9. Concrete.

10. Masonry.

11. Metals.

12. Wood.

13. Thermal and Moisture Protection.

14. Doors and Windows.

15. Finishes.

16. Electrical.

17. Plumbing.

18. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning.

19. Profit.

Appendix A: Drawings and Outline Specifications of a Small Commercial Building.

Appendix B: Drawings and Outline Specifications of a Residence.

Appendix C: Drawings and Outline Specifications of a Small Commercial Building.

Appendix D: Common Terms Used in the Building Industry

Appendix E: Conversions.

Appendix F: Billy's Convenience Store.

Appendix G: WinEst Software and Spreadsheets.

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