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2018 National Construction Estimator

2018 National Construction Estimator

By Richard Pray

New 2018 Edition features current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Includes FREE estimating software download!

Price: $87.50
Product Code/ISBN: 9781572183346
Year: 2018
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company


The new 64th Annual Edition with current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction!

For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark. This construction estimator has current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

National Construction Estimator provides:

  • Manhours
  • Suggested crew sizes
  • The labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction
  • Clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entails
  • Equipment rates
  • FREE estimating 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

Includes Free Estimating Software Download!

The download software is an electronic version of the book and includes the National Estimator, an easy-to-use estimating program. National Estimator 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). And you can change any price or quantity, including subtotals, and add the markup of your choice. Quarterly updates are FREE during 2018.

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.

Estimate construction costs easily with the 2018 National Construction Estimator. Order yours now!