Estimating in Building Construction

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Pearson Education, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 377 pages
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This book takes a careful, step-by-step approach to construction estimating that documents each value. KEY TOPICS: The book provides practical coverage of both commercial and residential buildings. It also examines the interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material. The fifth edition of Estimating in Building Construction has been revised to include computer solutions to all examples as well as appropriate adjustments reflecting current costs. A valuable reference for construction professionals.
  

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Contents

Introduction to Estimating
1
Contracts Bonds and Insurance
13
Specifications
23
The Estimate
35
ComputerAssisted Estimating
49
Overhead and Contingencies
59
Labor
73
Equipment
79
Metals
193
Wood
205
Thermal and Moisture Protection
247
Doors and Windows
265
Finishes
281
Electrical
309
Plumbing
315
Profit
323

Excavation
87
1O Concrete
125
Masonry
167
Appendix E Conversions
338
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