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Construction Cost Estimating Process and Practices

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ISBN-10: 0130496650

ISBN-13: 9780130496652

Edition: 2005

Authors: John E. Schaufelberger, Leonard Holm, Dennis Griffin, Thomas Cole

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Book details

List price: $215.60
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/2/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Thomas R. Cole is the McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr Cole has published many articles and several books on the history of aging and humanistic gerontology. His book The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America (1992) was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. His book No Color Is my Kind and accompanying film The Strange Demise of Jim Crow (1997) were nominated for a National Humanities medal. His work has been featured in the New York Times, on National Public Radio, Voice of America, PBS, and at the United Nations.

Overview
Introduction
Cost Estimating Process
Design Process
Uses of Cost Estimates
Types of Cost Estimates
Types of Construction
Contracts
Procurement Methods
Preconstruction Services
Risk Analysis and Contingencies
Case Study: Training Center
Project Description
Project Execution Strategy
Project Participants
Budget Estimating Process
Budget Estimates
Programming Budget Estimates
Schematic Design Budget Estimates
Design Development Budget Estimates
Budget Estimates for the Training Center
Design Status
Take-Off of Substantial Areas
Pricing Data
Budget Estimate Accuracy
Estimates for Preconstruction Services
Marketing for the General Contractor
The Request for Proposal
Development of the Preconstruction Services Estimate
Preconstruction Services Contract
Budget Control Log
Bid Contract Estimating Process
Pre-Estimate Activities
Estimating Process
Solicitation of Lump-Sum Bids
Invitation for Bid
Pre-Bid Meeting
Bid Date and Time
Bid Document Revisions
Personal Estimating Notebook
Order-of-Magnitude Estimates
Decision Whether or Not to Tender a Bid
Work Breakdown Structure
Estimating Team
Scheduling the Estimating Work
Subcontractors and Major Suppliers
Plan Centers and Rooms
Data Resources
Estimating Forms
Estimate Files
Electronic Spreadsheets
Accuracy and Error Prevention
Quality Take-Off
Basic Procedures
Substructure Concrete
Structural Steel
Rough Carpentry
Doors