Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

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Author : David Pratt


512 Pages  Hardcover 

3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2004, 1995

©2011, Published


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FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and com... more


Includes end of chapter review questions to help identify major points and provide an opportunity to work through practical problems.

Contains drawings for two complete projects, one residential, one commercial allows users to complete the estimating process for each.

Updated information covers qu... more

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Includes three different approaches to preparing an estimate: manual method, spreadsheet estimates and estimates compiled using dedicated software with many examples of Excel spreadsheets used in all aspects of estimating.

Includes a limited sample version of the MC2 ICE* software for estimating.

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