DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook / Edition 1

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Overview

A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435498990
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/4/2009
  • Series: DeWalt Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 273,723
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

American Contractors Educational Services has successfully prepared candidates for state required licensing exams since 1991. A team of full time instructors comprises field experience, training expertise and formal education to formulate an effective and dynamic approach to concisely present pertinent test information in a seminar format.

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Table of Contents

1. Estimating Preparation. 2. Quantity Take-off. 3. Pricing. 4. Evaluating Quotes. 5. Cost Summary. 6. Post-Bid Estimating. 7. Excel Spreadsheet Estimating. Appendix.

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