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Walker's Building Estimating Reference Book 31st Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9780911592313

With more than 1,400 pages of information Walker’s Building Estimating Reference Book, 31st Edition is the MUST-HAVE guide for estimating and the roles associated with it. Since 1915 this has been the guide that construction estimators turn to for the answers. It’s the perfect guide for engineers, adjuster, architects, appraisers and more! With easy to understand information because of the amount of charts and graphs included, you won’t find a better guide on the market.

Table of Contents


The Role of an Architect
The Role of the Estimator
The Role of the Contractor
Construction Finance
Setting up the Estimate
How to Use This Book
Wage Rate Calculations

0. Procurement and Contracting Req’s

Procurement Instructions
Available Information
Procurement Forms
Contracting Forms
Project Forms
Conditions of the Contract
Revs, Clarifications and Mods

1. General Requirements

Price & Payment Procedures
Administrative Req’s
Quality Req’s
Temp. Facilities & Controls
Execution & Closeout Req’s

2. Existing Conditions

Subsurface Investigation
Demo. & Structure Moving
Facility Remediation

3. Concrete

Concrete Forming Etc.
Concrete Reinforcing
Cast-in-Place Concrete
Precast Concrete
Cast Decks & Underlayment
Concrete Cutting & Boring

4. Masonry

Unit Masonry
Stone Assemblies

5. Metals

Structural Metal Framing
Metal Joists
Metal Decking
Cold-Formed Metal Framing
Metal Fabrications
Decorative Metal

6. Plastics and Composites

Rough Carpentry
Finish Carpentry
Architectural Woodwork

7. Thermal and Moisture Protection

Thermal Protection
Steep Slope Roofing
Roofing & Siding Panels
Membrane Roofing
Flashing and Sheet Metal
Roof/Wall Accessories
Fire & Smoke Protection
Joint Protection

8. Openings

Doors & Frames
Specialty Doors & Frames
Entrances, Storefronts, Etc.
Roof Windows & Skylights
Louvers and Vents

9. Finishes

Olaster & Gypsum Board
Wall Finishes
Painting and Coating

10. Specialties

Information Specialties
Interior Specialties
Fireplaces & Stoves
Storage Specialties
Exterior Specialties
Other Specialties

11. Equipment

Residential Equipment

12. Furnishings


13. Special Construction

Special Facility Components
Special Purpose Rooms

14. Conveying Equipment

Escalators & Moving Walks

15. Reserved
16. Reserved
17. Reserved
18. Reserved
19. Reserved
20. Reserved
21. Fire Suppression

Water-Based Fire Systems

22. Plumbing

Plumbing Piping
Plumbing Equipment
Plumbing Fixtures

23. Heating, Ventilating and Air Cond.

Facility Fuel Systems
HVAC Piping and Pumps
HVAC Air Distribution
Central Heating Equipment

24. Reserved
25. Integrated Automation
26. Electrical

Low-Volt Elec. Trans

27. Communications
28. Electronic Safety and Security
29. Reserved

31. Earthwork

Site Clearing
Earth Moving
Shoring and Underpinning
Special Foundations

32. Exterior Improvements

Bases Ballasts and Paving
Site Improvements

33. Utilities

Water Utilities
Storm Drainage Utilities

34. Transportation
35. Waterway and Marine Construction
36. Reserved
37. Reserved
38. Reserved
39. Reserved
40. Process Interconnections
41. Mat’l Processing & Handling Equip.

Piece Mat’l Handling Equip.
Mobile Plant Equip.

42. Process Heating, Cooling & Drying Equipment
43. Process Gas & Liquid Handling, Purification & Storage Equipment
44. Pollution & Waste Control Equip.
45. Industry-Spec. Manufacturing Equip.
46. Water & Wastewater Equipment
47. Reserved
48. Electrical Power Generation
49. Reserved
50. Mensutration

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Construction Safety