This well-established text continues to provide construction, architecture and engineering students with the solid foundation in theory they need before advancing to computerized estimating. Extensive examples and exercised are included to demonstrate estimate methodology and organization. Everything needed to understand construction estimating is provided in this proven handbook, which combines coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures.
The authors use the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress throughout the book. Everything needed to understand estimating is provided in this proven handbook, which combines coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures. The authors use the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress throughout the book.
Estimating in Building Construction incorporates the use of computers as a key estimating tool. Includes a WinEstimator CD with each copy of the book so that readers will develop good computer-based estimating skills through the use of this powerful software, which also includes practice spreadsheets.
It also includes a revised and updated illustration program and complete, book-long case studies for follow-through of estimating for both commercial and residential buildings. Examines the interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material. The ideal reference for construction managers, architects, and engineers.
Some of the key features include:
- Internet resources provided at the end of each chapter
- CD containing WinEst as well as Excel spreadsheets from the text
- A number of commercial and residential foldout drawings to be used in conjunction with the exercises found at the end of each chapter