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How to Estimate with Means Data and Costworks Learn How to Estimate Using the Nation's Most Recognized Construction Cost Data

ISBN-10: 087629820X
ISBN-13: 9780876298206
Edition: 3rd 2006
List price: $70.00
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: R. S. Means Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Updated and Expanded New Third Edition! Learn and Practice Estimating Techniques with the Construction Cost Data Used Most by Industry Professionals. Learn and Practice Estimating Techniques with the Construction Cost Data Used Most by Industry Professionals This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items - now with expanded coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, finish work and roofing. A new chapter provides professional estimating guidance for plumbing (including fire suppression), mechanical and electrical. Over 300 estimating exercises show you, in detail, how to estimate for a broad range of construction items and systems - including how to calculate general conditions and equipment costs. Updated edition includes a fully functional instructional version of Means CostWorks CD-ROM. CostWorks enables you to quickly access construction costs on your computer.

About the Authors & Contributors
Introduction
Using CostWorks Instructional Version CD-ROM
Installation
Contents
Accessing Instructional Information: Building Plans & Spreadsheets
A Cautionary Note: Numerical Rounding & Mathematical Judgment
Basic Calculations
Means Cost Data Format
Productivity & Activity Duration
Equipment Costs
City Cost Indexes & Location Factors
Spreadsheet Types
Manual Spreadsheets
Electronic Spreadsheets
Using CostWorks
Additional CostWorks Features
Square Foot & Cubic Foot Costs
Exercises
Adjusting Means Data to Job Conditions
Markups on Labor Cost
Interpolation Between Means Items
Substituting Known Local Labor Rates
Overtime Productivity Loss & Extra Pay
Effect of Inflation/Cost Escalation
Unit Consistency
CostWorks Estimator
Adding, Changing, or Deleting Costs
Exercises
Concrete (Division 3)
Types of Concrete
Estimating Concrete
Additional Estimating Examples
Exercises
Masonry (Division 4)
Types of Masonry
Estimating & Waste Allowances
Productivity Factors
Quantity Takeoff
Exercises
Metals (Division 5)
Estimating Structural Steel
Exercises
Wood & Plastics and Thermal & Moisture Protection (Divisions 6-7)
Wood & Wood Products
Thermal & Moisture Control
Estimating Wood Structures
Using Units of Quantity
Exercises
Doors & Windows, Interior Finish, & Equipment (Divisions 8-14)
Using Means Costs
Openings
Finishes
Cost Modifiers
Specialties
Equipment
Furnishings
Special Construction
Conveying Equipment
Exercises
Fire Suppression, Plumbing, Mechanical, & Electrical (Divisions 21-28)
Fire Suppression
Plumbing
Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning
Electrical
Communications
Electronic Safety & Security
Exercises
Earthwork (Division 31)
Types of Earthwork
Soil Excavation
Truck Capacity
Excavate by Hand or Machine?
Optimum Number of Trucks per Loader
Equipment Rental Costs for Short or Long Periods
Renting vs. Owning Equipment
Exercises
Equipment Analysis
Equipment Depreciation
Equipment Expenses
Equipment Rental
Exercises
General Requirements
Estimating General Requirements
Project Duration
Architectural & Engineering Fees
Builder's Risk Insurance
Performance Bonds
Sales Tax
Exercises
Assemblies Estimating
Preliminary Cost Estimating
Assemblies Estimates
Combining Assemblies & Unit Costs
Exercises
Approximate Estimates
Means Project Costs
Using Means Project Costs
Exercises
Appendix
Exercises: Answer Sheet
Exercises: Solutions
Sample Estimating Forms
References
Index

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