Unit Price Estimating Methods, 4th Edition, UpdatedISBN: 9780876290163
420 pages
May 2007

Organized for quick reference, the book features:
 Estimating guidance for every segment of construction by CSI MasterFormat division — the most recognized industry standard for organizing construction projects and costs
 Checklists and forms to streamline the estimating process
 What to watch out for — common errors and omissions
 How to calculate and apply direct and indirect costs, including overhead and profit
 A complete, fully updated sample cost estimate
 An appendix with labor hours for common construction operations
INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 1: ESTIMATE TYPES.
Order of Magnitude Estimates.
Square Foot and Cubic Foot Estimates.
Assemblies (Systems) Estimates.
Unit Price Estimates.
CHAPTER 2: BEFORE STARTING THE ESTIMATE.
CHAPTER 3: THE QUANTITY TAKEOFF.
CHAPTER 4: PRICING THE ESTIMATE.
Sources of Cost Information.
Types of Costs.
The Paperwork.
The Estimate Summary.
CHAPTER 5: PREBID SCHEDULING.
CHAPTER 6: UPON COMPLETING THE ESTIMATE.
Bidding Strategies.
Cost Control and Analysis.
Productivity and Efficiency.
Retainage and Cash Flow.
Life Cycle Costs.
CHAPTER 7: USING MEANS BUILDING CONSTRUCTION COST DATA.
Format & Data.
Unit Price Section.
Square Foot and Cubic Foot Costs.
Building Unit Prices and Assemblies for Your Own Work.
Repair & Remodeling.
City Cost Indexes.
Reference Tables.
CHAPTER 8: COMPUTERIZED ESTIMATING METHODS.
Basic Spreadsheet Programs.
Spreadsheet Addon Programs.
Complete Standalone Estimating Solutions.
Pulsar Estimating Software.
Summary.
CHAPTER 9: ESTIMATING BY MASTERFORMAT DIVISION.
Sample Estimate: Project Description.
Division 1: General Requirements.
Sample Estimate.
Division 2: Site Construction.
Sample Estimate.
Division 3: Concrete.
Sample Estimate.
Division 4: Masonry.
Sample Estimate.
Division 5: Metals.
Sample Estimate.
Division 6: Wood and Plastics.
Sample Estimate.
Division 7: Thermal and Moisture Protection.
Sample Estimate.
Division 8: Doors and Windows.
Sample Estimate.
Division 9: Finishes.
Sample Estimate.
Division 10: Specialties.
Sample Estimate.
Division 11: Equipment.
Division 12: Furnishings.
Division 13: Special Construction.
Division 14: Conveying Systems.
Sample Estimate.
Division 15: Mechanical.
Sample Estimate.
Division 16: Electrical.
Sample Estimate.
Estimate Summary.
APPENDIX A: SPEC AID.
APPENDIX B: REFERENCE TABLES.
INDEX.
Unit Price Estimating Methods, 4th Edition, Updated (US $75.00)
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