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 presentedoften 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.
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Table of Contents
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.