Estimating in Building Construction
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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Introduction to Estimating
Contracts Bonds and Insurance
Overhead and Contingencies
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Doors and Windows
Appendix E Conversions
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