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DEWALT® Construction Estimating Complete Handbook: Excel Estimating Included 2nd Edition

Adam Ding

  • Published

Overview

This guide to construction estimating offers tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and step-by-step tutorials to help readers navigate every step of the estimating process. DEWALT® CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING COMPLETE HANDBOOK: EXCEL® ESTIMATING INCLUDED focuses on factors affecting profit, such as marketing, bid planning, drawing review, scope planning, quantity take-off, quote evaluation, cost summary, and bid closing. Drawing on extensive industry experience, the author provides practical solutions for the challenges that construction professionals face, including fierce competition, material price volatility, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations. He also illuminates the relationship between estimating and project management.

Adam Ding, Red River College

Adam Ding, M.Sc., PQS, GSC, PMP, CC, LEED AP (BD+C), is a professional estimator with extensive experience in a variety of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, heavy/civil, and sustainable infrastructure projects. He holds a master’s degree in building construction from Auburn University, a professional quantity surveying diploma from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a project management professional certificate from the Project Management Institute, a gold seal certificate in estimating from the Canadian Construction Association, a competent communicator certificate from Toastmaster International, and a LEED accredited professional certificate from the Green Building Certification Institute. Adam has enjoyed a successful career estimating projects of varied sizes, ranging from large-scale cost planning to detailed trade take-off. Having bid countless construction projects, he developed a unique and easy-to-understand estimating approach. He has also taught classes at Auburn University and owns the copyrights for a number of spreadsheet estimating programs. Adam currently teaches in the construction management degree program at Red River College. He is a regular contributor to Construction Economist journal, introducing the latest estimating technologies and techniques. Interested readers can also check out Adam’s other popular estimating books: DEWALT CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, DEWALT PLUMBING ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, and DEWALT ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, Second Edition.
  • Based on real-world experience, the author shares practical solutions for the unprecedented challenges confronting today’s construction professionals, including a weak economy, fierce competition, material price volatility, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations.
  • Complementing the book’s comprehensive coverage, the author leverages decades of expertise to offer real-world recommendations on making the estimating process more efficient.
  • A straightforward writing style, visual examples and screenshots throughout the book make the material easier to grasp and master in less time for today’s busy students and professionals.
  • This unique, highly practical guide includes detailed tutorials for Excel® spreadsheet estimating, including abundant screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
  • A variety of practical learning features—such as detailed quantity take-off examples, checklists, worksheets, and tips—provide invaluable real-world preparation for professional success.

DEWALT® Construction Estimating Complete Handbook: Excel Estimating Included

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Estimating Preparation.
2. Quantity Take-off.
3. Pricing.
4. Evaluating Quotes.
5. Cost Summary.
6. Post-Bid Estimating.
7. Emerging Estimating Trends.
8. Excel Spreadsheet Estimating.
Appendix.
About the Author.