Estimating in Building Construction

Estimating in Building Construction : United States Edition

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An update of the proven estimating text by Frank Dagostino, Estimating in Building Construction, 7/e, provides everything you need for a course in Estimating. It combines sound coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures to help students learn concepts more easily. Ideal for construction, architecture, and engineering students, it reflects the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress. Added in this edition is a discussion of computers in estimating, different types of estimates (e.g., square foot, project comparison, and assembly estimating), how to determine labor productivity, and how to determine labor burden. Plus! A companion student website, "MyConstructionKit", is now available! MyConstructionKit is an online resource that offers a wealth of study tools to engage students for a variety of Pearson construction management, architecture, and civil engineering technology textbooks!show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 224 x 284 x 22mm | 1,102.22g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0131199528
  • 9780131199521
  • 1,114,923

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An update of the proven estimating text by Frank Dagostino, "Estimating in Building Construction, 7/e," provides everything you need for a course in Estimating. It combines sound coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures to help students learn concepts more easily. Ideal for construction, architecture, and engineering students, it reflects the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress. Added in this edition is a discussion of computers in estimating, different types of estimates (e.g., square foot, project comparison, and assembly estimating), how to determine labor productivity, and how to determine labor burden. Plus! A companion student website, "MyConstructionKit," is now available! MyConstructionKit is an online resource that offers a wealth of study tools to engage students for a variety of Pearson construction management, architecture, and civil engineering technology textbooks!show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Estimating 2. Contracts, Bonds, and Insurance 3. Project Manual 4. The Estimate 5. Computers in Estimating6. Overhead and Contingencies 7. Labor 8. Equipment. 9. Excavation 10. Concrete 11. Masonry 12. Metals 13. Wood 14. Thermal and Moisture Protection 15. Doors and Windows 16. Finishes 17. Electrical 18. Plumbing 19. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning 20. Profit21. Other Estimating Methods Appendix A: Drawings and Outline Specifications for Small Commercial Building. Appendix B: Drawings and Outline Specifications for Residential Building Project. Appendix C: Drawings and Outline Specifications for Commercial Building Project. Appendix D: Common Terms Used in the Building Industry Appendix E: Conversions. Appendix F: Billy's C-Store. Appendix G: WinEst Software and Spreadsheets. Index.show more

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