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Author: Karl F Schmid
Publisher: New York : Momentum Press, 2010.
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This pocket-sized book is a concise guide to the basics of estimating construction costs for residential and light commercial building projects. It provides a step-by-step guide to estimating the total cost of a construction project. It takes readers through five phases that lead to a successful estimate: initial assessment, work analysis, programming, costing and cost distribution and summarization. The book's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schmid, Karl F.
Construction Estimating : A Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Estimate.
New York : Momentum Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karl F Schmid
ISBN: 9781606502938 160650293X
OCLC Number: 784886061
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING: A Step- by- Step Guide to a Successful Estimate; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1. INITIAL ASSESSMENT; INITIAL ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST; Chapter 2. WORK ANALYSIS; WORK ANALYSIS CHECKLIST; VALUE ENGINEERING; Chatper 3. PROGRAMMING; 3.1 GANTT (BAR) CHARTS AND LINKED BAR CHARTS; 3.2 CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM); 3.3 LINE OF BALANCE; 3.4 Q. SCHEDULING; Chapter 4. COSTING; CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING OVERVIEW; COSTING: GENERAL; MOBILIZATION; PLANT OPERATIONS; DIRECT EXPENSES; INDIRECT AND OVERHEAD EXPENSES; Chapter 5. COST DISTRIBUTION AND SUMMARIZATION. INDIRECT AND OVERHEAD COST DISTRIBUTIONPROVISIONAL RATE FOR ESTIMATING; SUMMARIZATION; Chapter 6. MISCELLANY; 6.1 INSURANCES; 6.2 SUBCONTRACTOR SELECTION; 6.3 ALTERATION WORK; 6.4 CONCRETE FORMS; 6.5 HYDRAULIC AND MACHINEROOMLESS ELEVATORS; 6.6 VALUE ENGINEERING; Planning Phase; Implementation Phase; Analysis Phase; Development Phase; Recommendation Phase; Follow-Up Phase; 6.7 NON-COMPUTER-BASED CRITICAL PATH METHOD; 6.8 LINE-OF-BALANCE SCHEDULING; 6.9 Q. SCHEDULING; 6.10 SIZING PORTABLE HEATERS; 6.11 SUMMARIZING YOUR BID; 6.12 THE 27 TIMES TABLE; 6.13 BOARD MEASURE (BM). 6.14 INCHES TO DECIMALS OF 1 FOOT6.15 CONVERSION FACTORS; 6.16 SIZING ELECTRICAL WIRING; 6.17 MISCELLANEOUS ROUGH CARPENTRY; 6.18 MISCELLANEOUS FINISH CARPENTRY; 6.19 BOARD MEASURE, SIZE, AND WEIGHT; 6.20 NAILS AND FASTENERS; Chapter 7. GLOSSARY; INDEX.

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This pocket-sized book is a concise guide to the basics of estimating construction costs for residential and light commercial building projects. It provides a step-by-step guide to estimating the total cost of a construction project. It takes readers through five phases that lead to a successful estimate: initial assessment, work analysis, programming, costing and cost distribution and summarization. The book's primary targets are small contractors; however, the principles set forth in the book are applicable to all contractors. The book could also serve as a textbook for estimating classes in.

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