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Unit Price Estimating Methods

ISBN-10: 0876290160
ISBN-13: 9780876290163
Edition: 4th 2007
List price: $85.00
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Description: This comprehensive reference explains everything you need to know about taking off and pricing detailed, unit price construction estimates. The book takes you through every step of the estimating process - from receipt of the plans, to detailed  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: R. S. Means Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.992

This comprehensive reference explains everything you need to know about taking off and pricing detailed, unit price construction estimates. The book takes you through every step of the estimating process - from receipt of the plans, to detailed quantity takeoffs and pricing, to bidding strategies, and finally, cost control. Also includes electronic estimating forms you can access to download and customize from the book's own website.Organized for quick reference, the book features: Estimating guidance for every segment of construction by CSI MasterFormat division - the most recognized industry standard for organizing construction projects and costs Checklists and forms to streamline the estimating process What to watch out for - common errors and omissions How to calculate and apply direct and indirect costs, including overhead and profit A complete, fully updated sample cost estimate An appendix with labor hours for common construction operations

Foreword
Introduction
Estimate Types
Order of Magnitude Estimates
Square Foot and Cubic Foot Estimates
Assemblies (Systems) Estimates
Unit Price Estimates
Before Starting The Estimate
The Quantity Takeoff
Pricing The Estimate
Sources of Cost Information
Types of Costs
The Paperwork
The Estimate Summary
Pre-Bid Scheduling
Upon Completing The Estimate
Bidding Strategies
Cost Control and Analysis
Productivity and Efficiency
Retainage and Cash Flow
Life Cycle Costs
Using Means Building Construction Cost Data
Format & Data
Unit Price Section
Square Foot and Cubic Foot Costs
Building Unit Prices and Assemblies for Your Own Work
Repair & Remodeling
City Cost Indexes
Reference Tables
Computerized Estimating Methods
Basic Spreadsheet Programs
Spreadsheet Add-on Programs
Complete Stand-alone Estimating Solutions
Pulsar Estimating Software
Summary
Estimating By Masterformat Division
Sample Estimate: Project Description
General Requirements
Sample Estimate
Site Construction
Sample Estimate
Concrete
Sample Estimate
Masonry
Sample Estimate
Metals
Sample Estimate
Wood and Plastics
Sample Estimate
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Sample Estimate
Doors and Windows
Sample Estimate
Finishes
Sample Estimate
Specialties
Sample Estimate
Equipment
Division 12
Special Construction
Conveying Systems
Sample Estimate
Mechanical
Sample Estimate
Electrical
Sample Estimate
Estimate Summary
Spec Aid
Reference Tables
Index

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