Estimating for Residential Construction

ISBN-10: 111130887X

ISBN-13: 9781111308872

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: David Pratt

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List price: $159.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Building Estimates. Estimates in the Residential Construction Industry
Builders and Residential Markets
Spec Builders
Custom-Home Builders
Multi-Unit Residential Contractors
Types of Contract
Uses of Estimates
Methods of Estimating
Architects and Designers
Green Building and Sustainable Construction
Drawings and Specifications
Soils Reports
Site Visits
Review Questions
Arithmetic and Principles of Measurement
Calculating Number of Items
Length Calculations
Perimeter Calculations
Calculating Areas
Calculating Volumes
The Quantity Takeoff
What is Measured
Units of Measurement
Takeoff Items and General Rules of Measurement
Accuracy of Measurement
Takeoff Order
Takeoff Strategy and the Use of Assemblies
Estimating Stationery (Standard Forms)
Computer Estimating
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Measuring Excavation and Sitework
Measuring Sitework and Excavation Work Generally
Bank Measure Swell and Compaction Factors
Excavation Safety Considerations
Calculating Volumes of Excavation and Backfill for Trenches
Example of Excavation and Backfill Calculations for a Trench
Calculating Volumes of Excavation and Backfill for Basements
Example of Excavation and Backfill Calculations for a Basement
Use of Digitizers
Cut and Fill Calculations
The Grid Method of Calculating Cut and Fill Quantities
Measurement of Excavation and Backfill in a Takeoff
Sample Drawings
Example of Sitework Takeoff
Comments on the Sitework Takeoff
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Measuring Concrete Work
Concrete Work Generally
Measuring Notes--Concrete
Measuring Formwork Generally
Measuring Notes--Formwork
Measuring Notes--Finishes and Miscellaneous Concrete Work
Slab Finishes
Curing Slabs and Vapor Barriers
Welded Wire Mesh
Reinforcing Steel
Miscellaneous Concrete Items
Example of Concrete Work Takeoff
Comments on the Concrete Work Takeoff
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Measuring Carpentry Work
Measuring Rough Carpentry
Board Measure
Measuring Notes--Rough Carpentry
Measuring Finish Carpentry and Millwork
Measuring Notes--Finish Carpentry
Finish Carpentry Generally
Measuring Notes--Doors and Frames
Measuring Notes--Windows
Measuring Notes--Bathroom Accessories
Measuring Notes--Finish Hardware
Example of Rough Carpentry Floor System Takeoff
Comments on the Floor System Takeoff
Example of Wall System Takeoff
Comments on the Wall System Takeoff
Example of Roof System Takeoff
Comments on the Roof System Takeoff
Example of Finish Carpentry Takeoff
Comments on the Finish Carpentry Takeoff
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Measuring Masonry and Finishes
Masonry Work
Measuring Masonry Work
Brick Masonry
Concrete Blocks
Conversion factors
Measuring Notes--Masonry
Measuring Exterior and Interior Finishes
Measuring Notes--Exterior and Interior Finishes
Example of Concrete Block Masonry Takeoff
Comments on the Concrete Block Masonry Takeoff
Example of Brickwork Takeoff
Comments on Brickwork Takeoff
Example of Exterior Finishes Takeoff
Comments on the Exterior Finishes Takeoff
Example of Interior Finishes Takeoff
Comments on the Interior Finishes Takeoff
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Estimating Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical
Plumbing Work Generally
Measuring Notes--Plumbing Work
HVAC Work Generally
Measuring Notes--HVAC Work
Electrical Work Generally
Measuring Notes--Electrical Work
Pricing the Work
Estimating Short Cuts
Cost per Fixture Pluming Estimate
Quick Estimate of HVAC Work
Quick Estimate of Electrical Work
Review Questions
Pricing General Expenses
Project Personnel
Engineering Services
Permits
New Home Warranty
Safety and First Aid
Temporary Site Services
Temporary Heating
Utilities and Connections
Site Security
Trucking
Equipment Rentals
Project Cleanup
Labor Add-ons
Example General Expenses
Comments of Example General Expenses
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Pricing the Work
Pricing Work Done by Own Forces
Productivities
Pricing Labor and Equipment for Own Work
Preparing Bills of Material and Pricing Materials
Pricing Subcontractors' Work
Example of Priced Estimate
Comments on Pricing Example
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Pricing Contractor-Owned Equipment
Renting versus Ownership
Depreciation
Maintenance and Repairs
Financing
Taxes, Insurance and Storage
Fuel and Lube
Examples
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Subcontracting Work
Evaluating Subcontractors
Surety Bonds
Analyzing Subtrade Bids
Scope of Work
Examples
Review Questions
Estimate Summaries and Bids
Summary Formats
Bid Summary
In Advance of Bid Closing
The Bid Form
Alternative Prices
Allowances
Bid Security
Owner's Bid Conditions
The Pre-Bid Review
Bid Markup
Risk in Bid Work
Bid Clarifications
The Bid Closing
Subtrade Conditions
Bid Breakdown
Computerized Bid Closing
After the Bid
Post Bid Review
Examples
Review Questions
Estimates for Remodeling Work
The Remodeling Contractor
Contracts for Remodeling Work
The Remodeling Estimate
Measuring the Work
Measuring Demolition Work
The Remodeling Takeoff
Pricing Remodeling Work
Labor and Equipment Productivities
Pricing Materials
Pricing General Expenses
The Summary and Bid
Examples
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Computer Estimate
MC2 Software
The Takeoff
Pricing the Work
Labor and Equipment Productivities
Pricing Materials
Pricing General Expenses
The Summary and Bid
Practice Problems
Review Questions
Glossary
Conversion Factors
Formulas used in Estimating
House Drawings
Condominium Drawings
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