Estimating for Residential Construction

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Cengage Learning, Apr 18, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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ESTIMATING FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, 2E provides a very visual, reader-friendly introduction to processes as it details the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. In his signature clear, straightforward writing style, proven author David Pratt explains how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. He also covers the impact of green building practices. The book offers specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assess markup on an estimate, and review a bid before it is submitted to the client. It covers the basic math of residential work early on, devotes an entire chapter to remodeling, and provides tips of the trade from professionals in every chapter. In addition, the Second Edition is linked to a Student Companion Website, where instructors and students can access spreadsheets to assist in estimating tasks and problems.
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Contents

Introduction to Building Cost Estimates
1
Arithmetic and Principles of Measurement
21
Measuring Excavation and Sitework
47
Measuring Concrete Work
77
Measuring Carpentry Work
91
Measuring Masonry and Finishes
119
Estimating Plumbing Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning HVAC and Electrical Work
143
Pricing General Expenses
153
Estimate Summaries and Bids
237
Estimates for Remodeling Work
263
Ch 14 Computer Estimating
291
Glossary of Terms
347
The Metric System and Conversions
353
Formulae Used in Estimating
355
Sample House Drawings
357
Sample Drawings for a 4Unit Apartment Building
365

Ch 9 Pricing the Work
173
Pricing Equipment
205
Subcontractor Work
223

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David J. Pratt is a Professor of Civil Engineering Technology at SAIT Polytechnic and a lecturer in construction costing at the University of Calgary. Professor Pratt is a professional quantity surveyor and cost consultant. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and holds a degree in Quantity Surveying from Liverpool College of Building together with a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.

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