Higher Education

DEWALT® Construction Estimating Complete Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Adam Ding Red River College
  • American Contractors Educational Services
  • ISBN-10: 1435498992  |  ISBN-13: 9781435498990
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $19.00
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT® Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel® spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Features and Benefits

  • Enhances learning with graphic examples and screenshots.
  • Rounds out comprehensive coverage with expert recommendations on making the estimating process more efficient.
  • Facilitates comprehension with a straight-forward, to-the-point, and "no-nonsense" format.
  • Offers one-of-a-kind instruction with tutorials for Excel spreadsheet estimating accompanied by step-by-step instructions.
  • Supplements learning with practical tools, like detailed quantity take-off examples and checklists.
  • Free online learning component offers additional information

Table of Contents

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

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

DEWALT® Construction Professional Reference Master Edition: Residential and Light Commercial Construction  (ISBN-10: 141806632X | ISBN-13: 9781418066321)

DEWALT Construction Professional Reference Master Edition is a must-have resource for anyone working in the residential or commercial construction trades. This comprehensive job site solution provides contractors with easy access to a wealth of reference material including construction specifications, site work, concrete and masonry construction, foundations, carpentry, roofing, and drywall/plaster. Covered exclusively in the master edition are topics such as job site safety, architectural design information, rigging, electrical and plumbing installations, fasteners, finish flooring, protective and decorative coatings, metal structural products and lightweight steel construction, engineering data and much more. Be sure to have this professional job site reference guide in your toolbox.

List Price = $26.95  | CengageBrain Price = $26.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.25

Student Supplements

DEWALT® Construction Professional Reference Master Edition: Residential and Light Commercial Construction  (ISBN-10: 141806632X | ISBN-13: 9781418066321)

DEWALT Construction Professional Reference Master Edition is a must-have resource for anyone working in the residential or commercial construction trades. This comprehensive job site solution provides contractors with easy access to a wealth of reference material including construction specifications, site work, concrete and masonry construction, foundations, carpentry, roofing, and drywall/plaster. Covered exclusively in the master edition are topics such as job site safety, architectural design information, rigging, electrical and plumbing installations, fasteners, finish flooring, protective and decorative coatings, metal structural products and lightweight steel construction, engineering data and much more. Be sure to have this professional job site reference guide in your toolbox. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $26.95  | CengageBrain Price = $26.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Adam Ding

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.

American Contractors Educational Services

American Contractors Educational Services has successfully prepared candidates for state required licensing exams since 1991. A team of full time instructors comprises field experience, training expertise and formal education to formulate an effective and dynamic approach to concisely present pertinent test information in a seminar format.