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Construction Cost Estimating: Process And Practices

The most comprehensive book on the market that covers the fundamental cost estimating principles and processes used in commercial construction today. Using a single case study, the book shows readers how to prepare their estimates and to develop the necessary skills needed to be successful in the construction industry. It covers theory, types of estimates, estimating procedures and contractual aspects as well as providing practical tips on how to estimate. Specifically details the process for developing three separate types of estimates: a budget estimate during design development, a guaranteed-maximum-price estimate for a cost-plus contract, and a bid for a lump-sum contract. The book also discusses analysis of subcontractor quotations as well as estimating job site general conditions and company overhead costs; it even includes discussion of negotiated contracts. A comprehensive reference for construction professionals such as cost estimators and project managers.

Hardcover: 368 pages

Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (June 12, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0130496650

ISBN-13: 978-0130496652

Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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This is actually an interesting book. I had to purchase it for one of my construction classes. Its cheaper on and more readily available. It gives an overview of cost estimating and the process you go through for hard bids. Most of the book seems to be geared more towards the hard bid process.

Good undergraduate book civil engineering estimation class. Used for a graduate course and felt it was not as challenging as it should have been for graduate level (I personally feel that graduate work should be very rigorous). The drawings in the back were too small (8 1/2 X 11) to be useful and should have been provided on a CD or on line so they could be printed full or quarter sized (tabloid, 11X17). I received the drawings, however some of the students and the instructor did not receive the drawings with the book.

Book arrived on time and had no damage.We used the book for the entire session and I feel I wll keep it close as a reference when I need help.Thanks.

It's work.

This is a text. I didn't want to rent it, I had to rent it for a college class.

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