From Concept to Bid-: Successful Estimating Methods

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R.S. Means Company, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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Part I covers preparation of estimates at every phase of a construction project. Part II covers advanced and specialized estimating, including spreadsheet programs, task or schedule estimating, public works and heavy construction estimating, balanced and unbalanced bidding, change orders and litigation.

Includes:
-- How and when to use Unit Price, Assemblies and conceptual estimates.
-- How to create and update spreadsheet estimates -- with working samples that can be downloaded from Means Internet Web site.
-- Strategies to ensure accuracy, with proven self-check methods.
-- How to do "trade-off" cost comparisons of construction methods and equipment.
-- Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Value Engineering.

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Contents

The Basics
1
The Prelirninary or Ballpark Estimates
13
The Square Foot Estimate
25
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About the author (1992)

Bledsoe has a master's degree of science in financial services from the American College and is a partner in the investment firm of Bledsoe Lester. he is married and the very proud father of three children.

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