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How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-stepguidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know howto generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and materialcosts. This book guides readers through the entire estimatingprocess, explaining in detail how to put together a reliableestimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also fordeveloping a schedule, managing a project, dealing withcontingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSIMasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practicalguide describes estimating techniques for each building system andhow to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Costconsiderations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included forvirtually every type of work found in residential and lightcommercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry towindows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electricalsystems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professionalconstruction cost databases, the new edition provides experiencedcontractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflectingupdates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software forperforming quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as theextremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies,and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues andbudgeting for subcontractor work

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-04-30
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118243541

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How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-stepguidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know howto generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and materialcosts. This book guides readers through the entire estimatingprocess, explaining in detail how to put together a reliableestimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also fordeveloping a schedule, managing a project, dealing withcontingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSIMasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practicalguide describes estimating techniques for each building system andhow to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Costconsiderations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included forvirtually every type of work found in residential and lightcommercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry towindows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electricalsystems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professionalconstruction cost databases, the new edition provides experiencedcontractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflectingupdates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software forperforming quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as theextremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies,and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues andbudgeting for subcontractor work

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-03-23
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118237427

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"Completely revised, updated, and reorganized to conform to Masterformat 2010, this new edition provides a step-by-step guide to estimating building costs for contractors. A series of questions at the end of each chapter helps the reader summarize the content. In addition, the chapter on computer estimating has been expanded to cover the new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff by computer, and content covering the procedures for conceptual estimating as well as parametric estimating has been added"--

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Wayne J. DelPico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-04-03
File: 506 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118099414

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"Means catalog no. 67343"--P. [4] of cover.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Wayne J. DelPico
Publisher: RSMeans
Release: 2004-08-02
File: 398 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000051260248

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A popular reference used daily by builders, contractors, architects, and owners, this guide is a unique collection of industry standards that define quality in construction. For contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, attorneys, and insurance personnel, it provides authoritative requirements and recommendations compiled from the nation's leading professional associations, industry publications, and building code organizations. New third edition is completely updated to the latest standards, codes, and trends. Coverage includes standards for concrete, masonry, framing, finish carpentry and cabinetry, insulation, roofing, windows and doors, drywall and ceramic tile, floor covering, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and more. This one-stop reference is enhanced by helpful commentary from respected practitioners, including identification of items most frequently targeted for construction defect claims. FEATURES: This one-of-a-kind resource enables you to: Establish an acceptable quality of workmanship Resolve disputes and avoid litigation Train personnel in correct installation procedures Answer client questions and authority Easily find applicable building code information The nationwide team of editors includes leading contractors, engineers, architects and construction defect analysts. They provide practical installation tips, along with advice on how to avoid the most frequently cited defect claims.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: RSMeans
Publisher: RSMeans
Release: 2008-06-26
File: 554 Pages
ISBN-13: 0876290128

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Accurately estimate every phase of residential construction costs. Shows you how to keep track of man-hours and make accurate estimates for framing, foundations, and much more. Provides and explains sample worksheets with instructions.

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Genre: House & Home
Author: W. P. Jackson
Publisher:
Release: 1981
File: 317 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000013557270

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Using North America's most recognized construction cost data from RSMeans, this step-by-step guide develops problem-solving skills through over 300 sample problems and exercises. All of the major construction items, including site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, and more are covered. Access to a password-protected web site is included, which contains the instruction version of RSMeans Cos/Works, the electronic version of RS Means Building Construction Cost Data, and sample building plans and spreadsheets, enabling you to practice creating a complete construction estimate.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Saleh A. Mubarak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-04-04
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118183397

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A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors -- based on the latest construction materials and methods. Learn how to: read and interpret building plans create an accurate takeoff, using a complete set of working drawings. Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry -- and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. A checklist for each material division helps ensure that nothing is left out of your takeoff. Includes a complete set of residential plans from Home Planners, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home plans. With a detailed material takeoff, from site work to electrical. With over 160 illustrations, including commercial construction details.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-02-24
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780876293485

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Focusing exclusively on residential work, 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. Packed with examples, the book clearly 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. It also covers the impact of green building practices and effective estimating ""shortcuts"".

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Genre: Education
Author: David Pratt
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2011-04-18
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133715436

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Presents an accessible approach to the cost estimation tools, concepts, and techniques needed to support analytical and cost decisions Written with an easy-to-understand approach, Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools provides comprehensive coverage of the quantitative techniques needed by professional cost estimators and for those wanting to learn about this vibrant career field. Featuring the underlying mathematical and analytical principles of cost estimation, the book focuses on the tools and methods used to predict the research and development, production, and operating and support costs for successful cost estimation in industrial, business, and manufacturing processes. The book begins with a detailed historical perspective and key terms of the cost estimating field in order to develop the necessary background prior to implementing the presented quantitative methods. The book proceeds to fundamental cost estimation methods utilized in the field of cost estimation, including working with inflation indices, regression analysis, learning curves, analogies, cost factors, and wrap rates. With a step-by-step introduction to the practicality of cost estimation and the available resources for obtaining relevant data, Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools also features: Various cost estimating tools, concepts, and techniques needed to support business decisions Multiple questions at the end of each chapter to help readers obtain a deeper understanding of the discussed methods and techniques An overview of the software used in cost estimation, as well as an introduction to the application of risk and uncertainty analysis A Foreword from Dr. Douglas A. Brook, a professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School, who spent many years working in the Department of Defense acquisition environment Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools is an excellent reference for academics and practitioners in decision science, operations research, operations management, business, and systems and industrial engineering, as well as a useful guide in support of professional cost estimation training and certification courses for practitioners. The book is also appropriate for graduate-level courses in operations research, operations management, engineering economics, and manufacturing and/or production processes.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Gregory K. Mislick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-04-27
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118802335

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