Estimating in Building Construction, 6th Edition

Item #: 3400
Author: Dagostino/Feigenbaum
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-060405-4
Format: Hardcover

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Estimating in Building Construction is both a popular text for students and a valuable reference for construction professionals.

Everything needed for a course in Estimating is provided in this proven text, which combines coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures. Ideal for construction, architecture, and engineering students, it reflects the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress. The use of computers as a key estimating tool is incorporated throughout.

Features:

  • NEW-WinEstimator CD with each copy of the book-Enables students to develop good computer-based estimating skills through the use of powerful software; includes practice spreadsheets on the CD.
    • Gives students hands-on practice with tools used on the job.
  • NEW-Revised and upgraded illustration program.
    • Keeps students up to date on the latest equipment and developments, and helps them understand material more clearly.
  • NEW-Coverage of new methods and materials.
    • Keeps students up to date on the latest developments in the field.
  • Complete, book-long case studies for follow-through of both commercial and residential buildings.
    • Shows students the application of the material to real situations in the field.
  • Interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material is examined.
    • Shows students the application of the material to real situations in the field.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction to Estimating.
2. Contracts, Bonds, and Insurance.
3. Specifications.
4. The Estimate.
5. Computer-Assisted Estimating.
6. Overhead and Contingencies.
7. Labor.
8. Equipment.
9. Excavation.
10. Concrete.
11. Masonry.
12. Metals.
13. Wood.
14. Thermal and Moisture Protection.
15. Doors and Windows.
16. Finishes.
17. Electrical.
18. Plumbing.
19. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning.
20. Profit.
Appendix A: Drawings and Outline Specifications of a Small Commercial Building.
Appendix B: Drawings and Outline Specifications of a Residence.
Appendix C: Drawings and Outline Specifications of a Small Commercial Building.
Appendix D: Common Terms Used in the Building Industry
Appendix E: Conversions.
Appendix F: Spreadsheets on the CD.
Index.

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