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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating, 3rd Edition

  • David Pratt Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB,Canada
  • ISBN-10: 1439059640  |  ISBN-13: 9781439059647
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1995
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition includes updated material for preparing construction estimates such as an explanation of how to compile a complete estimate using MC2 ICE* (Interactive Cost Estimating ) software along with a sample version of the software. This book teaches the principles of construction estimating while providing the skills required to successfully become a professional estimator. Written in an easy to follow step by step estimating process that can be used with the latest technology makes this an indispensable book for learning the fundamentals of construction estimating.

Features and Benefits

  • 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 quantity take off, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub trade work and compiling bid documents.
  • Easy to follow step by step estimating process that can be used with the latest technology to produce accurate forecasts in the minimum amount of time.
  • Thorough training in the principles of construction estimating teaches skills required to successfully become a professional estimator.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. The Estimating Process and Preliminary Procedures.
3. Measuring Quantities Generally.
4. Measuring Sitework, Excavation and Piling.
5. Measuring Concrete Work.
6. Measuring Masonry Work.
7. Measuring Carpentry and Miscellaneous Items.
8. Pricing Generally.
9. Pricing Construction Equipment.
10. Pricing Excavation and Backfill.
11. Pricing Concrete Work.
12. Pricing Masonry, Carpentry and Finishes Work.
13. Pricing Subcontractors’ Work.
14. Pricing General Expenses.
15. Closing the Bid.
16. Budget Estimating.
17. Elemental Estimating.
18. Value Analysis.
19. Life-Cycle Costing.
Appendix A: Extract From a Typical Soils Report.
Appendix B: List of Items and CSI-Based Codes.
Appendix C: Glossary.
Appendix D: The Metric System and Conversions.
Index.

What's New

  • 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.
  • New chapters examine budget estimating and an estimating technique that promises higher accuracy to meet the growing need for budget forecasts.
  • The concept of value analysis is covered, demonstrating how preliminary estimating can be used in the design stage of a project.
  • New chapter on life-cycle costing where many worked examples show how the entire cash flow of various design options is the best choice for maximum efficiency.
  • Includes a partial bibliography for students who wish to learn in more detail about the topics touched on.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Fundamentals of Construction Estimating, 3rd + Microsoft® Excel 2013 CourseNotes

ISBN-10: 1305132289 | ISBN-13: 9781305132283

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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1439059632 | ISBN-13: 9781439059630)

Instructor Guide serve as an instructional resource and provides answers to the end of chapter questions.

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1439059616 | ISBN-13: 9781439059616)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor’s Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Design-Build Essentials  (ISBN-10: 1428353038 | ISBN-13: 9781428353039)

From a leading authority in the design-build movement, this practical, multi-disciplinary guide brings you all of the fundamentals that constructors, architects, and engineers must understand in order to mitigate risks, optimize results, and be successful in the design-build arena. Design-Build Essentials is truly a design-builder's resource, addressing the unique integration of both design and construction functions by featuring input from all of the various players associated with delivering a design-build project. Opening with an introduction to the industry and fundamental distinctions of design-build, the book progresses to cover managing the design-build process, the integrated design build team, and concludes with a look at the future of the industry.

List Price = $112.95  | CengageBrain Price = $112.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.25

Student Supplements

Construction Management: Emerging Trends & Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1428305181 | ISBN-13: 9781428305182)

With a fresh approach that addresses the unique features of construction management for the 21st century, this book provides an overview of the construction industry and the management of construction projects. Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies offers solid, foundational concepts in “traditional” areas, including construction contracts, cash flow, estimating and scheduling. Setting it apart from traditional books on the subject, it breaks away from these traditional areas to explore emerging areas of interest, such as “mega-projects,” design-build construction, public private partnerships, the application of information technology to construction, configuration management, and sustainable construction. With thorough, up-to-date information and detailed explanations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of the up-and-coming state of the construction management industry.

List Price = $110.95  | CengageBrain Price = $110.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25

Design-Build Essentials  (ISBN-10: 1428353038 | ISBN-13: 9781428353039)

From a leading authority in the design-build movement, this practical, multi-disciplinary guide brings you all of the fundamentals that constructors, architects, and engineers must understand in order to mitigate risks, optimize results, and be successful in the design-build arena. Design-Build Essentials is truly a design-builder's resource, addressing the unique integration of both design and construction functions by featuring input from all of the various players associated with delivering a design-build project. Opening with an introduction to the industry and fundamental distinctions of design-build, the book progresses to cover managing the design-build process, the integrated design build team, and concludes with a look at the future of the industry.

List Price = $112.95  | CengageBrain Price = $112.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Pratt

David J. Pratt is a Professor of Civil Engineering Technology at SAIT Polytechnic and a lecturer in construction costing at the University of Calgary. Professor Pratt is a professional quantity surveyor and cost consultant. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and holds a degree in Quantity Surveying from Liverpool College of Building together with a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.