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DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    An estimating manual

    This book is excellent. It is not just a reference, but a step-by-step manual you use everyday. Will recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2007

    A practical guide

    Great stuff in convenient size. Covering each subtrade. Data tables. Tender tips. QTO checklists. Everything inside for under $20. Unbelieve price for a comprehensive manual. I will buy a few for my guys...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2007

    A good book

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent.... Borrowed a copy from the friend, then bought one for my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2006

    DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference

    I would like to recommend anyone is in construction business: estimator, project manager, superintendent, accountant......Whether you are sub or general. There are lots of information for everyone, not just estimating!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference

    This handy book is great for almost all levels of contractors. It provides step-by-step instructions to bid a job as well as tips for estimating various trades (from site to electrical). The book walks you through different stages of estimating: document review, site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, bid submittal and feedback etc. If you are self-performing, it has detailed checklists and forms for quantity take-off. If you are subcontracting some work and want to evaluate quotes from subs, the book also offers detailed question lists you can use. It is incredible that so much information has been compressed into a book of this size. Inside you will find instant answers to all levels of questions from how many cubic yards of concrete is in a 200 ft 8 x 16 tie beam WITHOUT calculations, to how to do a cost breakdown on a multi-million job. This book is apparently suitable for all sectors (residential, commercial, industrial......). For example, it included the weight tables(unbelievably comprehensive) for almost all structural steel shapes, or you will find the number of wood joists for given floor length and joist spacing right away. What makes it unique from other estimating books is that it offers quick solutions(mostly immediate)without having to read a lot of pages. If you are overwhelmed by how much you have to do everyday, this book is going to be a life saver. Trust me, from what I read, it is written by a highly-organized professional, i.e. a 'number guy' who knows the tricks. It is something you want to bring along with you at all times.

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