Construction Estimating Complete Handbook

Construction Estimating Complete Handbook Author Adam Ding
ISBN-10 1435498992
Year 2010
Pages 333
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
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"Master the estimating process and win more jobs with this comprehensive resource covering all phases of construction estimating from the initial preparation and quantity takeoff through to the final bid"--Cover.

DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook

DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook Author Adam Ding
ISBN-10 9781133018872
Year 2009-12-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT® Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel® spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations.

Construction Estimating

Construction Estimating Author Adam Ding
ISBN-10 PSU:000066030317
Year 2006
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
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This unique and easy-to-understand pocket guide was developed by a real-world contractor who has perfected the art of construction estimating! The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference is the only resource individuals need for learning to successfully bid on a variety of construction projects. Chock-full of practical advice based on the author's real-life experience in bidding countless construction jobs, this essential reference explores such key topics as forms and checklists, subcontractors and suppliers, procedures, trade evaluation, costs, profit, and overheads, and much more! Benefits: exceptionally comprehensive coverage walks readers through every step of the bidding process - from the moment a set of drawings is received to the post-bid review practical, "how-to" instructions and essential information on ways to minimize errors will help readers save valuable time and money at home and on the job more than 350 pages of professional reference material provides swift and easy access to hundreds of charts, illustrations, formulas, laws, conversions, tables, and symbols content is completely current and up-to-date with industry standards special cover material is flexible, tear-resistant, and water- and oil-resistant for ease of use in the shop or on-the-job exclusive super-strong binding allows the books to lay flat when opened while keeping the pages securely intact large and easy-to-read text and illustrations make finding and retaining information a breeze convenient size easily fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along!

Dewalt Plumbing Estimating

Dewalt Plumbing Estimating Author Adam Ding
ISBN-10 0977718344
Year 2007
Pages 365
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
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Designed to provide plumbing professional with the knowledge and tools to make successful bids, this book is the perfect pocket guide for on-the-job success. The DEWALT Plumbing Estimating Professional Reference addresses every step of the bidding process, from preparing proposals and making accurate estimates of supplies and man-hours, to reviewing contracts and finalizing the deal. With quantity take-off checklists, estimating forms, and other on-site worksheets, this book is a valuable reference tool, both for use in preparing a bid from the office, or making on-the-job decisions and calculations. Benefits: * over 350 pages of estimating charts and reference material * "Getting the Job" tips provide practical advice for handling various estimating scenarios * completely current and up-to-date with industry standards * special cover material is flexible, tear-resistant, and water- and oil-resistant for ease of use in the shop or on the job * exclusive super-strong binding allows the books to lay flat when opened while keeping the pages securely intact * large and easy-to-read text makes finding information a breeze * conveniently fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along

Construction Estimating Using Excel

Construction Estimating Using Excel Author Steven Peterson
ISBN-10 0134405501
Year 2017-01-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Pearson
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For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs. A step-by-step, hands-on introduction to commercial and residential estimating Construction Estimating with Excel, 3/e, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate, and how to finalize the bid. As students progress through the text they are shown how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills. The Third Edition gives students a broader understanding of construction estimating with a new chapter discussing the role that estimating plays in different project delivery methods and in the design process and how to use data from RSMeans. To bring the book up to date, the material and equipment costs and labor rates have been updated to reflect current costs, and the discussion of Excel (including the figures) is based on Excel 2016. Additionally, content throughout the book has been updated to align to ACCE and ABET student learning outcomes. Student resources are available on the companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/ .

Estimating Tables for Home Building

Estimating Tables for Home Building Author Paul I. Thomas
ISBN-10 0934041105
Year 1979
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher Craftsman Book Company
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Produce accurate estimates for nearly any residence in just minutes. This handy manual has the shortcuts and tables you need to find the quantity of materials and labor for most residential construction. Includes overhead and profit, how to develop unit costs for labor and materials, and how to be sure you've considered every cost in the job. Written by an expert in the field.

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating Author David Pratt
ISBN-10 9781133170150
Year 2010-06-03
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Estimating Construction Costs

Estimating Construction Costs Author Robert Peurifoy
ISBN-10 9780077571993
Year 2013-01-31
Pages
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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In preparing the sixth edition of Estimating Construction Costs the author has retained the fundamental concepts of estimating that have made the book successful for many years. All of the example problems have been revised with more explanations regarding assumptions used in the calculations. This edition has reorganized and consolidated chapters to increase the clarity of the subject matter for the reader. Extensive new sections have been added on equipment, including graders equipped with GPS, and methods of calculating depreciation, investment, and operating costs of construction equipment. The computer estimating chapter is revised with additional material on the use of computers in preparing estimates for bidding purposes.

Construction Professional Reference

Construction Professional Reference Author Paul Rosenberg
ISBN-10 0975970984
Year 2005
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
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The DEWALT Construction Professional Reference is a powerful reference tool that saves you time and money. It provides contractors with a wealth of useful information concerning basic building disciplines.

DeWALT Construction Math Quick Check

DeWALT Construction Math Quick Check Author Christopher Prince
ISBN-10 111112857X
Year 2010-07
Pages 42
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
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Get the only tool you will ever need to tackle the most dreaded and often neglected topic in construction ? math! DEWALT? CONSTRUCTION MATH QUICK CHECK: EXTREME DUTY EDITION has identified the mathematical formulas that are most commonly used in the construction industry and simplified them using a clear, step-by-step approach. Topics include basic conversions, percentages, volume calculations, framing calculations, and more. The guide also offers more than just solid content: its durable material makes it a toolbox- and site- friendly resource, and its tabs make it easy to quickly access the information you need, when you need it.

Dewalt Contractor s Daily Logbook Jobsite Reference Annual Edition

Dewalt Contractor s Daily Logbook   Jobsite Reference  Annual Edition Author Chris Prince
ISBN-10 143549993X
Year 2010-02-18
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
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"[A] two-in-one resource that provides all of the necessary elements needed to effectively run and complete a construction project. Part One offers daily log pages, carefully designed to assist contractors in documenting everything necessary on the jobsite, from daily activities to weather conditions to schedule, deliveries, subcontractors, OSHA requirements, and more. Part Two complements the preceding section by including a variety of resources related to the daily log, including a math/calculations section, an extensive jobsite safety/OSHA requirements section, Spanish/English translations and a comprehensive reference section." -- Publisher's description.

Blueprint Reading

Blueprint Reading Author Sam Kubba
ISBN-10 9780071549875
Year 2008-10-31
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes. Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on: Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more. Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics • Blueprint Standards • Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines • Types of Views • Understanding Dimensions • Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints • The Meaning of Symbols • Understanding Schedules • Specifications • ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations • Construction Business Environment

Estimating and Bidding for Heavy Construction

Estimating and Bidding for Heavy Construction Author Stuart H. Bartholomew
ISBN-10 0135983274
Year 2000
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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Reflecting the author's 50 years of experience in the heavy construction industry, this is the only book of its kind. It is comprehensive enough to integrate the basic principles of cost estimating and bidding in one convenient volume, and it identifies the organizational and analytical processes involved in implementing these principles. Focuses throughout on developing a competitive bid for acquiring a major heavy construction contract, performed under fixed price and time-commercial terms in today's competitive business environment. Explains and illustrates all key procedural steps essential to "setting up the estimate" that are specific to heavy construction projects. Explains in detail the various kinds of costs incurred by heavy construction contractors, along with the manner in which costs are typically displayed horizontally in the estimate. Discusses the vertical format of a bid estimate totaling to the final intended bid figure. Perfect for contractors who want to brush up on estimation skills, or for anyone who wants to learn more about the costs incurred in heavy construction projects.