eBook DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1305380436
  • ISBN-13: 9781305380431
  • DDC: 692.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 331 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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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 ebook 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Estimating Preparation.
2: Quantity Takeoff.
3: Pricing.
4: Evaluating Quotes.
5: Cost Summary.
6: Post-Bid Estimating.
7: Excel Spreadsheet Estimating.
About the Author.