Construction Estimating Using Excel

Construction Estimating Using Excel Author Steven Peterson
ISBN-10 0134405501
Year 2017-01-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Pearson
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs. A step-by-step, hands-on introduction to commercial and residential estimating Construction Estimating with Excel, 3/e, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate, and how to finalize the bid. As students progress through the text they are shown how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills. The Third Edition gives students a broader understanding of construction estimating with a new chapter discussing the role that estimating plays in different project delivery methods and in the design process and how to use data from RSMeans. To bring the book up to date, the material and equipment costs and labor rates have been updated to reflect current costs, and the discussion of Excel (including the figures) is based on Excel 2016. Additionally, content throughout the book has been updated to align to ACCE and ABET student learning outcomes. Student resources are available on the companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/ .

Construction Estimating Using Excel

Construction Estimating Using Excel Author Steven J. Peterson MBA, PE
ISBN-10 9780134301341
Year 2017-05-03
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Pearson
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs. A step-by-step, hands-on introduction to commercial and residential estimating Construction Estimating with Excel, 3/e, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate, and how to finalize the bid. As students progress through the text they are shown how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills. The Third Edition gives students a broader understanding of construction estimating with a new chapter discussing the role that estimating plays in different project delivery methods and in the design process and how to use data from RSMeans. To bring the book up to date, the material and equipment costs and labor rates have been updated to reflect current costs, and the discussion of Excel (including the figures) is based on Excel 2016. Additionally, content throughout the book has been updated to align to ACCE and ABET student learning outcomes. Student resources are available on the companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/ .

DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook

DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook Author Adam Ding
ISBN-10 9781133018872
Year 2009-12-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT® Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel® spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations.

Estimating with Microsoft Excel

Estimating with Microsoft Excel Author Jay C. Christofferson
ISBN-10 0867185023
Year 2000
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher Home Builder Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create a powerful estimating program that will help you save time, increase productivity, and improve the accuracy of your estimates.

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating Author David Pratt
ISBN-10 9781133170150
Year 2010-06-03
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects - one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Estimating Home Building Costs

Estimating Home Building Costs Author W. P. Jackson
ISBN-10 PSU:000013557270
Year 1981
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Accurately estimate every phase of residential construction costs. Shows you how to keep track of man-hours and make accurate estimates for framing, foundations, and much more. Provides and explains sample worksheets with instructions.

Construction Estimating

Construction Estimating Author Adam Ding
ISBN-10 PSU:000066030317
Year 2006
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Dewalt
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This unique and easy-to-understand pocket guide was developed by a real-world contractor who has perfected the art of construction estimating! The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference is the only resource individuals need for learning to successfully bid on a variety of construction projects. Chock-full of practical advice based on the author's real-life experience in bidding countless construction jobs, this essential reference explores such key topics as forms and checklists, subcontractors and suppliers, procedures, trade evaluation, costs, profit, and overheads, and much more! Benefits: exceptionally comprehensive coverage walks readers through every step of the bidding process - from the moment a set of drawings is received to the post-bid review practical, "how-to" instructions and essential information on ways to minimize errors will help readers save valuable time and money at home and on the job more than 350 pages of professional reference material provides swift and easy access to hundreds of charts, illustrations, formulas, laws, conversions, tables, and symbols content is completely current and up-to-date with industry standards special cover material is flexible, tear-resistant, and water- and oil-resistant for ease of use in the shop or on-the-job exclusive super-strong binding allows the books to lay flat when opened while keeping the pages securely intact large and easy-to-read text and illustrations make finding and retaining information a breeze convenient size easily fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along!

Estimating in Building Construction

Estimating in Building Construction Author Frank R. Dagostino
ISBN-10 0133779386
Year 1999
Pages 377
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This book takes a careful, step-by-step approach to construction estimating that documents each value. KEY TOPICS: The book provides practical coverage of both commercial and residential buildings. It also examines the interrelationship between contract documents and the quantity take-off of material. The fifth edition of Estimating in Building Construction has been revised to include computer solutions to all examples as well as appropriate adjustments reflecting current costs. A valuable reference for construction professionals.

Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional Author Wayne J. Del Pico
ISBN-10 9781118243541
Year 2012-04-30
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material costs. This book guides readers through the entire estimating process, explaining in detail how to put together a reliable estimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also for developing a schedule, managing a project, dealing with contingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSI MasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practical guide describes estimating techniques for each building system and how to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Cost considerations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included for virtually every type of work found in residential and light commercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry to windows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professional construction cost databases, the new edition provides experienced contractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflecting updates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as the extremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies, and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues and budgeting for subcontractor work

Estimating Building Costs

Estimating Building Costs Author Calin M. Popescu
ISBN-10 9780824748548
Year 2003-04-22
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Companies live or die on the basis of estimating their costs. Preparing estimates and bidding for new jobs is a complex and often costly process. There is no substitute for on the job training -- until now. Drawing on the authors' combined experience of more than 70 years, Estimating Building Costs presents state-of-the-art principles, practices, and techniques for assessing these expenditures that can be applied regardless of changes in the costs of materials, equipment, and labor. The book is an efficient and practical tool for developing contracts or controlling project costs. The authors cover the major components of the direct cost: estimating procedures and cost trends related to materials, construction equipment, and skilled and unskilled labor. They describe various types of building estimates encountered during the lifecycle of a project, as well as the role and accuracy of each. The book provides an overview of the industry, cost indexes in use, approaches to preparing a detailed estimate, and an in-depth description of the organization and function of the estimating group. Including CSI Master Format and UniFormat codes, estimating forms, a list of available estimating software packages, a detailed construction site and investigation report, the book provides a cost estimating methodology that readers can tailor to their own organizational needs.

Estimating Tables for Home Building

Estimating Tables for Home Building Author Paul I. Thomas
ISBN-10 0934041105
Year 1979
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher Craftsman Book Company
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Produce accurate estimates for nearly any residence in just minutes. This handy manual has the shortcuts and tables you need to find the quantity of materials and labor for most residential construction. Includes overhead and profit, how to develop unit costs for labor and materials, and how to be sure you've considered every cost in the job. Written by an expert in the field.

Estimator s Pocket Book

Estimator s Pocket Book Author Duncan Cartlidge
ISBN-10 9781136684081
Year 2013-06-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Routledge
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

"... a concise and practical reference covering the main pricing approaches, as well as useful information such as how to process sub-contractor quotations, tender settlement and adjudication. It is fully up-to-date with NRM2 throughout, features a look ahead to NRM3 and describes the implications of BIM for estimators. It includes instructions on how to handle: the NRM order of cost estimate; unit-rate pricing for different trades; pro rata pricing and dayworks; builders' quantities; approximate quantities. Worked examples show how each of these techniques should be carried out in clear, easy-to-follow steps. This is the indispensable estimating reference for all quantity surveyors, cost managers, project managers and anybody else with estimating responsibilities. Particular attention is given to NRM2, but the overall focus is on the core estimating skills needed in practice."--Provided by publisher.

Estimating Excavation

Estimating Excavation Author Deryl Burch
ISBN-10 0934041962
Year 1997
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Craftsman Book Company
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This manual shows you, in simple, easy -to-understand language, how to calculate the amount of dirt you'll have to move, the cost of owning and operating the machines you'll do it with, and finally, how to assign bid prices to each part of the job. Using clear, detailed illustrations and examples, the author makes it easy to follow and duplicate his system. The book ends with a complete sample estimate, from the take-off to completing the bid sheet.Included in this book: -- How to set up & use an organized & logical estimating system -- How to read plans & specs -- Why a site visit is mandatory -- How to assess accessibility & job difficulty -- How soil haracteristics can affect your estimate -- The best ways to evaluate subsurface conditions -- Figuring your overhead -- How to get the information you need from contour maps -- When you have to undercut -- Dealing with irregular regions and odd areas -- Factors for estimating swell and shrinkage -- Balancing the job: spoil & borrow -- Calculating machine owning & operating costs -- The two common methods of estimating earthwork quantities

Software Estimation

Software Estimation Author Steve McConnell
ISBN-10 9780735637030
Year 2006-02-22
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Microsoft Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Often referred to as the “black art” because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as difficult or puzzling as people think. In fact, generating accurate estimates is straightforward—once you understand the art of creating them. In his highly anticipated book, acclaimed author Steve McConnell unravels the mystery to successful software estimation—distilling academic information and real-world experience into a practical guide for working software professionals. Instead of arcane treatises and rigid modeling techniques, this guide highlights a proven set of procedures, understandable formulas, and heuristics that individuals and development teams can apply to their projects to help achieve estimation proficiency. Discover how to: Estimate schedule and cost—or estimate the functionality that can be delivered within a given time frame Avoid common software estimation mistakes Learn estimation techniques for you, your team, and your organization * Estimate specific project activities—including development, management, and defect correction Apply estimation approaches to any type of project—small or large, agile or traditional Navigate the shark-infested political waters that surround project estimates When many corporate software projects are failing, McConnell shows you what works for successful software estimation.