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2020 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Product Code/ISBN: 9781572183582

Available late November 2019


Includes manhours, labor, and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings!

You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required. Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual. Sample estimating and bidding forms and contracts also included.

This cost estimator explains how to:

  • Handle change orders, letters of intent, and warranties
  • Process submittals
  • Deal with suppliers
  • And subcontract specialty work

This edition includes a software download with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates.

The software download with the book is an electronic version of the book with all the cost estimates in the book plus an easy-to-use estimating program for Windows-based computers.

The National Estimator Software works just like a book. Page through the entire book one screen at a time or use the electronic index to search instantly for what you need. Then select the cost estimates you want and copy them to your estimate with the touch of a key.

It's quick and easy (costs are extended and columns totaled automatically). Plus, you can change any price or quantity, including subtotals, and add the markup of your choice. Prices are updated automatically through the Web. Estimates are priced to your location when you key in your zip code.

With the download you'll also find the Job Cost Wizard program which allows you to export your estimates into QuickBooks Pro for progressive billing and compare your actual costs with your estimated costs so you can see where you made (and lost) money. Requires Win XP or higher.

Includes Video Tutorial!

Includes a video tutorial that shows how to use the National Estimator program to compile construction cost estimates.