Estimating Construction Costs

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/14/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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In preparing the sixth edition of Estimating Construction Costs the author has retained the fundamental concepts of estimating that have made the book successful for many years. All of the example problems have been revised with more explanations regarding assumptions used in the calculations. This edition has reorganized and consolidated chapters to increase the clarity of the subject matter for the reader. Extensive new sections have been added on equipment, including graders equipped with GPS, and methods of calculating depreciation, investment, and operating costs of construction equipment. The computer estimating chapter is revised with additional material on the use of computers in preparing estimates for bidding purposes.

Table of Contents

About the Authors


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Bid documents

Chapter 3 Estimating Process

Chapter 4 Conceptual Cost Estimating

Chapter 5 Cost of Construction Labor and Equipment

Chapter 6 Handling and Transporting Meterial

Chapter 7 Earthwork and Excavation

Chapter 8 Highways and Pavements

Chapter 9 Foundations

Chapter 10 Concrete Structures

Chapter 11 Steel Structures

Chapter 12 Carpentry

Chapter 13 Roofing and Flashing

Chapter 14 Masonry

Chapter 15 Floor Systems and Floor Finishes

Chapter 16 Painting

Chapter 17 Plumbing

Chapter 18 Electric Wiring

Chapter 19 Sewerage Systems

Chapter 20 Water Distribution Systems

Chapter 21 Total Cost of Engineering Projects

Chapter 22 Computer Estimating

Appendix Example Bid Documents


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