Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

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Author: David Pratt
Edition: 002
Product Type: Book w/Multimedia (CD, DVD or Electronic)
ISBN 13: 9781401809591
ISBN 10: 1401809596
Copyright: 2004

Price: $159.95

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Now in its second edition, this essential book clearly and precisely explains all the procedures involved in compiling an estimate of the cost of construction work. Modern, updated coverage includes quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing subtrade work, pricing site overheads, and compiling bid documents. This thorough grounding in the principles of construction estimating offers readers the skills required to successfully perform the work of a professional estimator. Drawings for two complete projects -one residential and one commercial- lead users through the complete estimating process for each and forms a basic framework that can easily be applied to various trades on many different types of construction projects.


  • all-new Timberline Precision Estimating software is included with the book, allows readers to interact with the material for estimating as it is pursued in today?s fully equipped estimating office
  • a sample house project has a straightforward design that allows users to focus on the estimating method without getting side-tracked unraveling the details of a more complex structure
  • the sample estimate for an office/warehouse building provides a step-by-step description of computer estimating using the Timberline Precision Estimating software that comes with the book
  • end-of-chapter review questions help identify the major points of the chapter and provide an opportunity to work through practical problems that further develop estimating skills

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