Bidding and Estimating Procedures for Construction / Edition 2

Bidding and Estimating Procedures for Construction / Edition 2

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Bidding and Estimating Procedures for Construction / Edition 2

Offering a good blend of the estimating process and quantity take-off procedures, this new edition is suitable for students, beginning estimators, project managers, and constructors who need an overview of traditional and computer-based estimating practice. The estimate is one of the cornerstones of the construction process and it must be correctly organized, prepared, and presented—often within a short period of time. This book will help estimators meet the demands of the job in a professional and timely manner.

Key features of this new edition include:

  • A chapter on computerized estimating.
  • Coverage of the bonding process.
  • Comprehensive coverage ranging from the selection of projects and the decision to bid through quantity take-off, pricing, and marketing.
  • Well illustrated with charts, graphs, and drawings to work from.
  • Metric conversions provided to assist readers who are now working in metric.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130821973
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/22/2001
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Estimating and the Bid Process.
2. Bid Strategy and Bid Selection.
3. Preliminary Procedures.
4. Prebid Communication.
5. Take-off: General Comments.
6. Take-off: Sitework.
7. Take-off: Concrete and Formwork.
8. Take-off: Masonry.
9. Take-off: Misc. Metals and Structural Steel.
10. Take-off: Rough and Finished Carpentry.
11. Pricing the Estimate: Basic Principles.
12. Pricing the Estimate: Examples.
13. Estimating Site Overhead Costs.
14. Closing the Bid.
15. Computer Estimating.
Appendix A: CSI Format.
Appendix B: Formulas.
Appendix C: Metric Conversion Factors.
Appendix D: Glossary of Terms.
Appendix E: Estimating Forms.

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