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Walker’s Building Estimating Reference Book, 30th Edition

Walker's Building Estimating Reference Book, 30th Edition

By Frank R. Walker

Reflects current construction methods, construction materials, material costs, and labor costs!

Price: $179.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780911592306
Year: 2015
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: Frank R. Walker Company


This new 30th Edition of Walker's Building Estimators Reference Book has been updated to reflect current construction methods, construction materials, material costs and labor costs, making it the most comprehensive estimating reference available to the construction industry.

Partial List of Contents of Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book:

  • The Role of the Contractor
    • Responsibilities
    • Construction management
    • Bidding for a contract
    • Negotiating a contract
    • Contract documents
    • Setting up a job
    • Carrying out the work
    • Getting paid
    • Value engineering 
  • Construction Finance
    • Cost and resources of money
    • Mortgage leans
    • Mortgage banker
    • Selling the lender
    • The commitment
    • Short term loans
    • Interim financing
  • Drawings and Specifications
    • Working drawings
    • Symbols
    • Specifications
    • Addenda
    • Change orders
  • Setting up the Estimate
    • The detailed estimate
    • Types of cost estimates
    • The estimator
    • Office overhead
    • Job overhead
    • Bonds
    • Insurance
    • Profit
    • Estimate checklist
    • Determining costs
  • Construction Scheduling
    • Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Monitoring and progress reports
  • Tools and Equipment
    • Determining hourly rate
    • Material handling
    • Hoisting towers
    • Scaffolding
    • Sidewalk bridges
    • Air compressors 
  • Site Work (CSI Division 2)
    • Surface exploration
    • Clearing
    • Demolition
    • Earthwork
    • Methods of excavation
    • Soil treatment
    • Pile foundations
    • Caissons
    • Shoring
    • Site drainage
    • Site utilities
    • Paving and surfacing
    • Site improvements
    • Landscaping
  • Concrete (CSI Division 3)
    • Concrete formwork
    • Concrete reinforcement
    • Cast-in-place concrete
    • Precast concrete
    • Cementitious deck 
  • Masonry (CSI Division 4)
    • Mortar
    • Unit masonry: brick, concrete, clay tile, ceramic veneer, gypsum
    • Stone
    • Masonry restoration
  • Metals (CSI Division 5)
    • Structural metal framing
    • Metal joists
    • Metal decking
    • Lightgage framing
    • Metal fabrications
  • Carpentry (CSI Division 6)
    • Rough carpentry
    • Heavy timber construction
    • Pre-fabricated structural wood
    • Finish carpentry
    • Wood treatment
    • Architectural woodwork
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection (CSI Division 7)
    • Waterproofing
    • Damproofing
    • Insulation
    • Shingles and roofing tiles
    • Preformed roofing and siding
    • Membrane roofing
    • Flashing and sheet metal
    • Roof accessories
    • Sealants
  • Doors and Windows (CSI Division 8)
    • Metal doors and frames
    • Wood and plastic doors
    • Special doors
    • Entrances and storefronts
    • Metal windows
    • Wood and plastic windows
    • Hardware and specialties
    • Glazing
    • Window walls / curtain walls
  • Finishes (CSI Division 9)
    • Lath and plaster
    • Gypsum drywall
    • Tile (including marble)
    • Terrazzo
    • Acoustical treatment
    • Wood flooring
    • Resilient flooring
    • Carpeting painting
    • Wall covering
  • Specialties (CSI Division 10, 11, 12, and 13)
    • Chalkboards and tackboards
    • Compartments and cubicles
    • Prefabricated fireplaces
    • Flagpoles
    • Identifying devices
    • Lockers
    • Postal specialties
    • Partitions
    • Scales
    • Storage shelving
    • Sun control devices
    • Telephone enclosures
    • Toilet and bath
    • Residential equipment
    • Special purpose rooms
  • Conveying Systems (CSI Division 14)
    • Dumbwaiters
    • Elevators
    • Moving stairs
  • Mechanical (CSI Division 15)
    • Plumbing and sewerage
    • Heating and air conditioning
    • Sprinkler systems
  • Electrical (CSI Division 16)
    • Remodeling Work
    • Masonry repairs
    • Siding
    • Interior work
    • Painting
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
  • Epoxy Systems
    • Methods
    • Equipment
    • Costs
  • Handicapped Facilities
  • Energy Management
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Road and Highway Construction