PDCA Cost and Estimating Guide Volume I: Practices and Procedures
Practices and Procedures is the "how to" manual for estimating painting and related work. Quality takeoff procedures and estimating methods are thoroughly described and discussed. All elements of proper job pricing are described including the evaluation of labor, material, additional job costs, overhead, and profit. Working blueprints and sample estimates are a part of the manual. Job costing methods and their relationship to estimating is included.
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I really like this book,and every time I re-read it I like it even more (there is always something I learn) it is easy to follow and understand and I think It's an invaluable tool for any C-33 painting & decorating, contractor....
*as a side note I took the PDCA apprenticeship course in the late 1980's and Wolfgang Heinritz was a volunteer teacher of "faux marble" and "wood graining", basically the whole concept of faux painting etc....
I graduated from that course while at Bob Kunst painting inc. Wolf you made a difference in my life as a painter and now as a contractor THANK YOU so much for not just the book, but all the volunteer work with the students and sharing your gift with others.... Perry Laycock/Tradesman Painting & Decorating #778435