Means estimating handbook

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Reed Construction Data, Jun 15, 2003 - Architecture - 918 pages
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The Essential Reference for Construction Estimating and Cost Analysis

Second Edition

This comprehensive reference covers the full spectrum of technical data required to estimate construction costs. The book includes information on sizing, productivity, equipment requirements, code-mandated specifications, design standards and engineering factors - all organized according to the CSI MasterFormat, including recent classification changes.

This reference - widely used in the industry for tasks ranging from routine estimates to special cost analysis projects - has been completely updated with new and expanded technical information and an enhanced format for ease-of-use.

Means Estimating Handbook will help you:

Prepare accurate quantity take-offs.

Compare design alternatives and costs.

Perform value engineering.

Review estimates and quotes.

Estimate change orders.

New features and content include:

New information on a range of construction specialties, including metal decking, caulking, plastic pipe and demolition items.

Preliminary, or Square Foot, Estimating tools.

City Cost Indexes to adjust costs - by trade - for 30 major cities.

Historic Indexes to factor costs for economic effects over time.

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Means Estimating Handbook, Second Edition, was reviewed and updated by the Means Engineering staff and an independent team of leading architects, engineers, estimators and project managers. Known as the "construction cost experts," RSMeans, a product line of Reed Construction Data, has been the nation's leading publisher of construction cost and reference data for more than 60 years. The company provides publications, data, seminars and consulting services for building design, construction and facilities professionals, as well as the insurance industry and municipal and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada.