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Estimating Home Construction Costs

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ISBN-10: 0867186151

ISBN-13: 9780867186154

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Jerry Householder, Emile Marchive

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Make your construction process more efficient by developing complete and accurate estimates. This revised edition is perfect if you are new to home building or want to improve your estimating abilities and discover better ways to do a quantity takeoff. Reviews types of estimates and when to use them, how to integrate estimating into other management functions, and the benefits of computer estimating. House plans, work sheets, and checklists are included. Excellent instructional text.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: BuilderBooks
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 115
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
About the Authorsp. xiii
Estimating Methodsp. 1
Purposes of Estimatingp. 1
Determine the Price for a Jobp. 1
Establish a List of Materialsp. 2
Use the Estimate to Help in Design and Marketingp. 2
Schedulingp. 3
Job Cost Controlp. 3
Communicationp. 3
Types of Estimatesp. 4
Square-Foot Methodp. 4
Component Methodp. 8
Detailed Estimate Methodp. 9
Quantity Takeoffp. 11
Preliminary Considerationsp. 11
Familiarization with the Plansp. 11
Site Visitp. 13
Account for Wastep. 13
Perform the Takeoffp. 13
Establish and Use a Checklistp. 13
Land Costsp. 14
Site Workp. 14
Footings and Slabsp. 19
Batter Boardsp. 19
Formworkp. 13
Reinforcing Steelp. 20
Porous Fillp. 20
Termite and Soil Treatmentp. 20
Vapor Controlp. 20
Concretep. 20
Masonryp. 20
Fireplacesp. 21
Mortarp. 21
Metalp. 21
Framingp. 22
Roofingp. 22
Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioningp. 23
Insulationp. 23
Drywallp. 23
Interior Trimp. 24
Paint and Wall Coveringp. 24
Floor Coveringp. 24
Cabinets and Appliancesp. 24
Exteriorp. 25
Other Considerationsp. 25
Cost Divisionp. 27
Direct Job Costsp. 27
Material Costsp. 28
Laborp. 28
Equipmentp. 30
Major Equipmentp. 30
Support Equipmentp. 31
Small Toolsp. 32
Trade Contractsp. 32
Organize Direct Job Costsp. 33
Job Overheadp. 33
General Overheadp. 35
Profitp. 35
Relationship of Costsp. 36
Prepare a Detailed Estimatep. 37
Pricing Direct Costsp. 37
Pricing Materialsp. 37
Pricing Laborp. 38
Pricing Equipmentp. 38
Pricing Trade Contractsp. 38
Accuracyp. 39
Contingenciesp. 39
Computerized Versus Manual Estimatingp. 39
Manual Examplep. 40
Comparisonsp. 83
Computerized Estimatingp. 85
Advantagesp. 85
Built-in Checklistsp. 85
Accuracyp. 86
Standardizationp. 86
Alternative Scenariosp. 86
Report and Document Preparationp. 86
Select a Computer Estimating Systemp. 87
Basic Elementsp. 87
Gather Informationp. 87
Implement Your Systemp. 87
Get Startedp. 87
Consultantsp. 88
Establish and Maintain a Databasep. 88
Utilize Your Spreadsheetp. 88
Advanced Options and Future Trendsp. 89
Digitized Softwarep. 89
Sequencep. 89
On-Line Pricingp. 89
Integrations with Computer-Aided Designp. 89
Packaged Programsp. 90
Summaryp. 90
Common Areas and Volumesp. 91
Conversion Tablesp. 93
Enlarged Floor Planp. 103
Enlarged Front and Rear Elevationsp. 107
Glossaryp. 111
Resources and Recommended Readingp. 115
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