Mechanical Estimating Methods Takeoff and Pricing for HVAC and Plumbing

ISBN-10: 0876290179

ISBN-13: 9780876290170

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: R. S. Means Company Staff, Carl W. Linde, Melville Mossman, Mary Greene

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An easy-to-use tool for estimating heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, with up-to-date cost data and estimating examples. This all-in-one reference gives you the accepted standards and procedures for takeoff and pricing HVAC systems, as well as piping, plumbing, and fire protection. Includes all of the major mechanical systems in new building construction. The book will show you how to: Evaluate mechanical plans and specs so you can estimate all cost components Measure, quantify, and perform takeoffs for materials, labor, and equipment Identify and correctly apply direct and indirect costs, including overhead and profit Use forms to improve accuracy and efficiency - with electronic forms now available on the book's own website Compare materials and methods and select the most cost-effective way to get the job done Train new estimators with clear instructions for estimating the mechanical trades Make the best use of RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data and RSMeans Plumbing Cost Data Organized for easy reference, the book gives you quick access to whatever aspect of mechanical estimating you need. It includes a glossary of mechanical terms and definitions - plus symbols used on mechanical plans, useful formulas, checklists, and conversion tables.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: R. S. Means Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

The Estimating Process
Guidelines for Estimating
Types of Estimates
Order of Magnitude Estimates
Square Foot & Cubic Foot Estimates
Unit Price Estimates
Scheduling Estimate
Before Starting the Estimate
The Quantity Takeoff
Pricing the Estimate
Sources of Cost Information
Types of Costs
Direct Costs
Project Overhead
Sales Tax
Indirect Costs
Taxes & Insurance
Office or Operating Overhead
The Estimate Summary
Pre-Bid Scheduling
Bidding Strategies
Resource Analysis
Market Analysis
Maximizing the Profit-to-Volume Ratio
Cost Control & Analysis
Productivity & Efficiency
Overtime Impact
Retainage & Cash Flow
Life Cycle Costs
Estimating Considerations for Historic Buildings
Labor Considerations
Components of Mechanical Systems
Steel Pipe
Screwed Fittings & Flanges for Steel Pipe
Steel Weld Fittings & Flanges
Grip Type Mechanical Joint Fittings
Cast-Iron Pipe
Cast-Iron Soil Pipe Fittings
Copper Pipe & Tubing
Copper Fittings & Flanges
Plastic Pipe & Tubing
Fittings for Plastic Pipe & Tubing
Pre-Insulated Pipe or Conduit
Pipe Hangers & Supports
Plumbing Systems
Fixtures & Appliances
Drains & Carriers
Fire Protection
Standpipe Systems
Sprinkler Systems
Chemical, Foam, & Gas Fire Suppression
Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning
Heating Boilers
Hydronic Terminal Units
Chillers & Hydronic Cooling
Air-Handling Equipment
Fans & Gravity Ventilators
Automatic Temperature Controls
Supports, Anchors, & Guides
Sample Estimates
Using Means Mechanical & Plumbing Cost Data
Format & Data
Unit Price Costs
Assemblies Cost Tables
Estimating References
City Cost Indexes
Square Foot & Systems Estimating Examples
Project Description
Square Foot Estimating Example
Systems Estimating Example
The Estimate Summary
Unit Price Estimating Example
Project Description
Getting Started
Fire Protection
Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning
Summarizing the Unit Price Estimate
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