Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

ISBN-10: 1118099419
ISBN-13: 9781118099414
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: Completely revised, updated, and reorganized to conform to Masterformat 2010, this new edition provides a step–by–step guide to estimating building costs for contractors. A series of questions at the end of each chapter helps the reader summarize  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Completely revised, updated, and reorganized to conform to Masterformat 2010, this new edition provides a step–by–step guide to estimating building costs for contractors. A series of questions at the end of each chapter helps the reader summarize the content. In addition, the chapter on computer estimating has been expanded to cover the new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff by computer, and content covering the procedures for conceptual estimating as well as parametric estimating has been added.

Foreword
About the Author
Introduction
The Working Drawings
The Role of the Drawings
Design Development
Organization of the Working Drawings
Title Block
Graphic Formats Used in Drawings
Drawing Conventions
Conclusion
Understanding the Specifications
The Role of the Specifications
Organizing Specifications by CSI MasterFormat
The Project Manual
Conflicts Between Drawings and Specifications
Modifications to the Contract Documents
Conclusion
Calculating Linear Measure, Area, and Volume
Units of Measure
Decimal Equivalents
Linear Measurement
Angles
Area and Square Measure
Volume and Cubic Measure
Conclusion
The Quantity Takeoff and Pricing
Reviewing the Documents
Beginning the Quantity Takeoff
Rules to Follow for Accurate Takeoffs
Accounting for Waste
Other Factors That Affect Quantities
The Unit Price Estimate
Pricing the Quantities
Submitting a Bid
Conclusion
Understanding Material and Labor Costs
Materials
Labor
Indirect Overhead
Profit
Conclusion
General Requirements
Fixed and Variable Costs
Identifying General Requirements Cost Items
Applying Prices to General Requirements Items
Conclusion
Existing Conditions
Assessment
Subsurface Investigation
Demolition and Structure Moving
Remediation
Existing Condition Drawings
Conclusion
Concrete
Concrete Materials
Ready-Mixed Concrete
Formwork
Flatwork
Expansion Joints
Control Joints
Curing and Sealing
Reinforcement
Precast Concrete
Cementitious Decks
Embedded Items
Vapor Barriers and Rigid Insulation
Conclusion
Masonry
Mortar
Brick
Concrete Masonry Units (CMU)
Stone
Masonry Reinforcement
Grout
Masonry Anchors and Ties
Masonry Restoration
Masonry Cleaning
Masonry Insulation
Flashings
Cutting Masonry Units
Items Furnished by Other Trades
Control Joints
Incidentals for Fireplace and Chimney Construction
Freight of Masonry Units
Staging and Scaffolding for Masonry Work
Cleanup
Masonry Sealing
Conclusion
Metals
Structural Steel
Open-Web Steel Joists
Metal Decking Structure
Light-Gauge Metal Framing (LGMF)
Studs and Track
Miscellaneous and Ornamental Metals
Miscellaneous Costs
Conclusion
Wood, Plastics, and Composites
Rough Carpentry and Framing
Finish Carpentry
Architectural Millwork
Structural Plastics
Casework and Cabinetry
Conclusion
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Waterproofing
Dampproofing
Insulation
Vapor Barriers
Air Infiltration Barriers
Exterior Siding
Roofing
Fire-Stop Systems and Sprayed Fireproofing
Expansion Joints
Conclusion
Openings
Architectural Drawings
Hollow Metal Frames and Doors
Wood Doors and Frames
Sliding Glass Doors
Special Doors
General Notes on Estimating Doors
Overhead and Coiling Doors
Entrances and Storefronts
Wood and Plastic Windows
Metal Windows
General Notes on Windows
Roof Windows and Skylights
Finish Hardware
Glass and Glazing
Louvers and Vents
Conclusion
Finishes
Plaster Systems
Gypsum Wallboard Systems
Gypsum Sheathing and Underlayments
Metal Stud Framing and Furring
Tile
Waterproof Membrane for Tile
Acoustical Ceiling Systems
Flooring
Acoustical Treatment
Painting
High-Performance Coatings
Wallcoverings
Green or Sustainable Products
Conclusion
Specialties
Interior Specialties
Exterior Specialties
Taking-off Quantities
Conclusion
Equipment, Furnishings, Special Construction, and Conveying Equipment
Division 11-Equipment
Division 12-Furnishings
Division 13-Special Construction
Division 14-Conveying Equipment
Conclusion
Fire Suppression
Fire Suppression Systems
Conclusion
Plumbing
Plumbing Systems
Conclusion
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Conclusion
Integrated Automation
Integrated Automation Systems
Conclusion
Electrical Systems
Electrical Labor
Raceways
Conductors and Grounding
Wiring Devices and Boxes
Starters, Boards, and Switches
Lighting
Emergency Lighting and Devices
Equipment Hookups
Miscellaneous Electrical Work
Conclusion
Communications, Electronic Safety, and Security
Communications and Electronic Safety and Security
Labor
Conclusion
Earthwork
Civil Drawings
Site Clearing/Site Preparation
Excavation and Backfill
Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Shoring and Underpinning
Special Foundations and Load-Bearing Elements
Miscellaneous Considerations
Conclusion
Exterior Improvements
Civil Drawings
Bases for Paving
Flexible Paving
Rigid Paving
Curbs
Paving/Parking Specialties
Site Improvements
Landscaping
Labor for Exterior Improvements
Miscellaneous Considerations
Conclusion
Utilities
Civil Drawings
Water Utilities
Water Supply Wells
Sanitary Sewerage Utilities
Storm Drainage Utilities
Electrical/Communications Utilities
Miscellaneous Considerations
Conclusion
Profit and Contingencies
Profit
Contingencies
Conclusion
Estimating by Computer
Estimating Software
Quantity Takeoff Software
Project Overhead Summary Sheets
Conclusion
Conceptual Estimating
Conceptual Estimating
Conclusion
Index

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