Construction Estimating Using Excel

ISBN-10: 0138007195

ISBN-13: 9780138007195

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

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Construction Estimating with Excel, Second Edition, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating. Using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples, the text offers students critical estimating experience. 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.
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Book details

List price: $116.65
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Estimating
The Art of Estimating
Overview of the Estimating and Bidding Process>
Introduction to Excel
The Quantity Takeoff
Fundamentals of the Quantity Takeoff
Concrete
Masonry
Metals
Woods, Plastics, and Composites
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Openings
Finishes
Fire Suppression
Plumbing
HVAC
Electrical
Earthwork
Exterior Improvements
Utilities
Putting Costs to the Estimate
Material Pricing
Labor Productivity and Hours
Labor Rates
Equipment Costs
Crew Rates
Subcontract Pricing
Markups
Pricing Extensions
Avoiding Errors in Estimates
Finalizing the Bid
Submitting the Bid
Project Buyout
The Estimate as the Basis of the Schedule
Ethics
Advanced Estimating with Excel
Converting Existing Forms
Creating New Forms
Proposals and Beyond
Review of Estimating Math
Sample Job Cost Codes
Sample Labor Productivity Rates
Model Scopes of Work
Glossary
Index of Drawing Sets
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