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Square Foot and UNIFORMAT Assemblies Estimating, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-87629-018-7
342 pages
August 2001
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Now completely updated and revised to the UNIFORMAT II classification of estimating, this book is an essential reference for anyone who creates conceptual, construction, or appraisal estimates. You will learn:
  • Time-saving techniques for producing reliable conceptual estimates
  • Step-by-step demonstration of building elements selection and its cost impact on the total budget
  • How to use the RSMeans database for reliable feasibility studies and early project planning

Also included is an overview of the CostWorks CD-ROM Square Foot and Assemblies Estimating software.

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Contributors to This Edition.

Introduction.

How to Use This Book.

Chapter 1: Types of Estimates.

Four Types of Estimates.

Time and Cost of Estimating.

Chapter 2: Square Foot and Cubic Foot Estimates.

Using Square Foot/Cubic Foot Cost Data.

Some Examples.

Conclusion.

Chapter 3: Developing Structural Loads.

Developing Loads.

Assembly Versatility.

Soil Bearing Capacity.

Load Requirements.

Conclusion.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 4: Substructure.

Spread Footings.

Concrete Piers.

Strip Footings.

Grade Beams.

Piles, Pile Caps, and Caissons.

Slab on Grade.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 5: Superstructure.

Elevated Floor Assemblies.

Considerations in Selecting Foundation and Framing Systems.

Small versus Large Concrete Building.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 6: Exterior Closure.

The Effects of Energy Requirements.

Exterior Wall Systems.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 7: Roofing.

Selecting a Roof Assembly.

Calculation of Roof Area.

Flashing.

Roof Deck Insulation.

Conclusion.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 8: Interiors.

Partitions.

Stairs.

Wall and Floor Finishes.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 9: Conveying Systems.

Selecting and Estimating Elevators.

Safety.

Speed and Capacity.

Traffic.

Sizing Elevators.

Freight Elevators.

Service Elevators.

Federal Requirements.

Cost of Elevators.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 10: Plumbing.

Estimating Plumbing Systems.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 11: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

Heating.

Air Conditioning.

Quality and Complexity.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 12: Fire Protection.

Classes of Fires.

Standpipes.

Sprinkler Systems.

Occupancy Hazards.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 13: Electrical.

Budget Square Foot Costs.

Estimating Procedure.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 14: Equipment, Furnishings, and Special Construction.

Equipment and Furnishings.

Special Construction.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 15: Building Sitework.

Site Preparation.

Site Improvements.

Site Mechanical and Electrical Utilities.

Earthwork.

Utilities.

Pavements.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Chapter 16: Estimate Summary.

The Installing Contractor’s Overhead and Profit.

General Contractor’s Mark-ups.

Assemblies Estimate: Three-Story Office Building.

Completed Estimate Summary.

Chapter 17: Overview/Estimate Analysis.

Breakdown of Square Foot Costs.

Cost Comparisons.

Component Comparison.

Estimating Accuracy.

Estimate Summary.

A Final Word.

Appendix.

Using UNIFORMAT II in Preliminary Design & Planning.

UNIFORMAT II Levels 3 and 4.

Overview of CostWorks.

Index.

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