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Repair and Remodeling Estimating Methods, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-87629-661-5
457 pages
June 2002
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This estimating guide for repair and remodeling work focuses on the unique problems of estimating renovations of existing structures. Helps you determine the true costs of remodeling through careful evaluation of architectural details and site visits. With detailed coverage on:
  • Best practices for using RSMeans cost data along with full estimating examples
  • Step-by-step estimating guidance, coupled with a CSI division-by-division discussion of potential pitfalls and two sample estimates
  • Estimating by CSI Division, unit price and assemblies sample estimates
  • A special section on disaster restoration contracting
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Foreword.

PART I: ESTIMATING PROCESS.

Chapter 1: Types of Estimates.

Unit Price Estimates.

Assemblies, or Systems, Estimates.

Square Foot and Cubic Foot Estimates.

Order of Magnitude Estimates.

Chapter 2: The Site Visit and Evaluation.

Substructure.

Shell.

Interiors.

Services.

Special Construction & Demolition.

Building Sitework.

General Conditions.

Summary.

Chapter 3: The Quantity Takeoff.

Using Preprinted Forms.

Summary of Takeoff Guidelines.

Chapter 4: Pricing the Estimate.

Sources of Cost Information.

Obtaining and Recording Information.

Types of Costs.

Chapter 5: Direct Costs.

Material.

Labor.

Equipment.

Subcontractors.

Project Overhead.

Bonds.

Sales Tax.

Chapter 6: Indirect Costs.

Taxes and Insurance.

Office or Operating Overhead.

Profit.

Contingencies.

Chapter 7: The Estimate Summary.

Organizing the Estimate Data.

Final Adjustments.

Chapter 8: Pre-Bid Scheduling.

CPM Scheduling.

Summary.

PART II: ESTIMATING BY CSI DIVISION.

Chapter 9: General Requirements.

Personnel.

Temporary Services.

Temporary Construction.

Job Cleanup.

Bonds.

Miscellaneous General Requirements.

Other Considerations.

Chapter 10: SiteWork/Demolition.

SiteWork.

Demolition.

Determining the Appropriate Equipment.

Chapter 11: Concrete.

Floor Slabs.

Other Concrete Items.

Chapter 12: Masonry.

Brick.

Concrete Block.

Joint Reinforcing.

Structural Facing Tile.

Building Stone.

Stone Floors.

Glass Block.

Tips for Estimating Masonry.

Chapter 13: Metals.

Structural Steel.

Steel Joists and Deck.

Miscellaneous and Ornamental Metals.

Chapter 14: Wood and Plastics.

Rough Carpentry.

Laminated Construction.

Finish Carpentry and Millwork.

Chapter 15: Thermal and Moisture Protection.

Waterproofing.

Insulation.

Shingles.

Other Roofing Materials and Siding.

Single-ply Roofs.

Sheet Metal.

Roof Accessories.

Chapter 16: Doors,Windows, and Glass.

Wood Doors.

Metal Doors and Frames.

Special Doors.

Glass and Glazing.

CurtainWalls.

Finish Hardware.

Chapter 17: Finishes.

Lath and Plaster.

Drywall.

Tile.

Ceilings.

Carpeting.

Composition Flooring.

Resilient Floors.

Terrazzo.

Wood Floors.

Painting and Finishing.

Wall Coverings.

Chapter 18: Specialties.

Partitions.

Toilet Partitions, Dressing Compartments, and Screens.

Chapter 19: Architectural Equipment.

Chapter 20: Furnishings.

Furniture.

Furnishings Items.

Packing, Crating, Insurance, Shipping, and Delivery.

Chapter 21: Special Construction.

Chapter 22: Conveying Systems.

Chapter 23: Mechanical.

Plumbing.

Fire Protection.

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.

Chapter 24: Electrical.

Distribution Systems.

Lighting and Power.

Chapter 25: Using Means Repair & Remodeling Cost Data.

Format and Data.

Unit Price Section.

Assemblies Section.

Reference Section.

City Cost Indexes.

PART III: ESTIMATING EXAMPLES.

Chapter 26: Unit Price Estimating Example.

Chapter 27: Assemblies Estimating Example.

PART IV: DISASTER RESTORATION CONTRACTING.

Chapter 28: Disaster Restoration Contracting.

Origins of Restoration Contracting.

The Insurance Claims Process.

The Professional Disaster Restoration Contractor.

Business Operations.

The Psychology of Loss.

Emergency Services.

Fundamentals of Estimating for Insurance Repair.

Fire and Smoke Damage Considerations.

Water Damage and Moisture Control.

Cleaning Methodologies.

Catastrophe ResponseWork.

Specific Disasters.

Conclusion.

Appendix.

Index.

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