Estimating Construction Costs / Edition 6

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In preparing the sixth edition of Estimating Construction Costs the author has retained the fundamental concepts of estimating that have made the book successful for many years. All of the example problems have been revised with more explanations regarding assumptions used in the calculations. This edition has reorganized and consolidated chapters to increase the clarity of the subject matter for the reader. Extensive new sections have been added on equipment, including graders equipped with GPS, and methods of calculating depreciation, investment, and operating costs of construction equipment. The computer estimating chapter is revised with additional material on the use of computers in preparing estimates for bidding purposes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073398013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/18/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 656,380
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Peurifoy was Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Bid Documents 22
Ch. 3 Estimating Process 44
Ch. 4 Conceptual Cost Estimating 64
Ch. 5 Cost of Construction Labor and Equipment 81
Ch. 6 Handling and Transporting Material 101
Ch. 7 Earthwork and Excavation 119
Ch. 8 Highways and Pavements 158
Ch. 9 Foundations 193
Ch. 10 Concrete Structures 215
Ch. 11 Steel Structures 263
Ch. 12 Carpentry 279
Ch. 13 Interior Finish, Millwork, and Wallboards 307
Ch. 14 Roofing and Flashing 314
Ch. 15 Masonry 327
Ch. 16 Floor Systems 347
Ch. 17 Floor Finishes 359
Ch. 18 Glass and Glazing 368
Ch. 19 Painting 372
Ch. 20 Plumbing 378
Ch. 21 Electric Wiring 396
Ch. 22 Sewerage Systems 406
Ch. 23 Water Distribution Systems 423
Ch. 24 Total Cost of Engineering Projects 441
Ch. 25 Computer Estimating 445
App Example Bid Documents 498
Index 549
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