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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

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Pub. Date:
9/2/2003
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Summary

Now in its second edition, this essential book clearly and precisely explains all the procedures involved in compiling an estimate of the cost of construction work. Modern, updated coverage includes quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing subtrade work, pricing site overheads, and compiling bid documents. This thorough grounding in the principles of construction estimating offers readers the skills required to successfully perform the work of a professional estimator. Drawings for two complete projects -one residential and one commercial- lead users through the complete estimating process for each and forms a basic framework that can easily be applied to various trades on many different types of construction projects.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1(16)
Objectives
1(1)
The Role of Estimating in the Construction Industry
2(1)
Conceptual Estimates
3(1)
Preliminary Estimates and Cost Planning
4(1)
Project Delivery Systems and Estimating
5(3)
Estimates for Different Types of Contracts
8(1)
Methods of Estimating
9(5)
Estimating and Construction Safety
14(1)
Summary
15(1)
Review Questions
16(1)
Chapter 2 THE ESTIMATING PROCESS AND PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES 17(18)
Objectives
17(1)
The Estimating Process
17(1)
Projects Out for Bid
18(2)
Open Bidding
20(3)
The Decision to Bid
23(1)
Scheduling the Estimating Process
24(1)
Bid Record and Bid Documents
25(1)
Obtaining Bid Documents
25(2)
Review Bid Documents
27(1)
The Query List
27(1)
The Team Approach
28(1)
Site Visit
29(1)
Computer Estimating Systems
29(3)
Other Technology
32(1)
Summary
32(1)
Review Questions
33(2)
Chapter 3 MEASURING QUANTITIES GENERALLY 35(20)
Objectives
35(1)
The Quantity Takeoff
35(1)
What Is Measured?
36(1)
Units of Measurements
36(1)
Measuring "Net in Place"
37(2)
Takeoff Rules
39(2)
Accuracy of Measurement
41(1)
Organization of the Takeoff
42(1)
Estimating Stationery
43(1)
Takeoff by Computer
44(1)
Formulas and Perimeter Centerline Calculations
45(8)
Summary
53(1)
Review Questions
54(1)
Chapter 4 MEASURING SITEWORK, EXCAVATION AND PILING 55(44)
Objectives
55(1)
Generally
55(1)
Soils Report
56(1)
Bank Measure, Swell and Compaction Factors
57(1)
Excavation Safety Considerations
57(1)
Use of Digitizers
58(1)
Measuring Notes-Excavation and Backfill
59(1)
Calculation of Cut and Fill Using the "Grid Method"
59(3)
Calculation of Cut and Fill Using the Section Method
62(1)
Measuring Notes-Piling
62(4)
Drawings
66(14)
Sitework Takeoff
80(15)
Summary
95(1)
Review Questions
96(3)
Chapter 5 MEASURING CONCRETE WORK 99(26)
Objectives
99(1)
Concrete Work Generally
99(1)
Measuring Notes-Concrete
100(2)
Measuring Formwork Generally
102(1)
Measuring Notes-Formwork
102(2)
Measuring Notes-Finishes and Miscellaneous Work
104(1)
Example 1-House
105(3)
Example 2-Office/Warehouse Building
108(12)
Summary
120(2)
Review Questions
122(3)
Chapter 6 MEASURING MASONRY WORK 125(16)
Objectives
125(1)
Masonry Work Generally
125(1)
Measuring Masonry Work
126(1)
Brick Masonry
127(1)
Concrete Blocks
127(2)
Conversion Factors
129(1)
Measuring Notes-Masonry
130(1)
Masonry Work-House (Brick Facings Alternative)
131(3)
Masonry Work-Office/Warehouse Building
134(5)
Summary
139(1)
Review Questions
139(2)
Chapter 7 MEASURING CARPENTRY AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 141(34)
Objectives
141(1)
Measuring Rough Carpentry
141(1)
Board Measure
142(1)
Metric Units
142(1)
Measuring Notes-Rough Carpentry
143(2)
Measuring Finish Carpentry and Millwork
145(1)
Measuring Notes-Finish Carpentry
145(1)
Doors and Frames
146(1)
Windows
146(1)
Miscellaneous Metals
147(1)
Specialties
148(1)
Finish Hardware
148(1)
Measuring Exterior and Interior Finishes
149(1)
Carpentry and Miscellaneous Work Takeoff-House Example
149(17)
Exterior and Interior Finishes Takeoff-House Example
166(7)
Summary
173(1)
Review Questions
174(1)
Chapter 8 PRICING GENERALLY 175(16)
Objectives
175(1)
Introduction
175(1)
Contractor's Risk
176(1)
Pricing Labor and Equipment
177(7)
Pricing Materials
184(2)
Pricing Subcontractors' Work
186(1)
Summary
187(1)
Review Questions
188(3)
Chapter 9 PRICING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 191(18)
Objectives
191(1)
Introduction
191(1)
Renting versus Purchasing Equipment
192(1)
Depreciation
193(3)
Maintenance and Repair Costs
196(1)
Financing Expenses
197(1)
Taxes, Insurance and Storage Costs
197(1)
Fuel and Lubrication Costs
198(1)
Equipment Operator Costs
199(1)
Company Overhead Costs
199(4)
Use of Spreadsheets
203(1)
Summary
203(4)
Review Questions
207(2)
Chapter 10 PRICING EXCAVATION AND BACKFILL 209(26)
Objectives
209(1)
Excavation Equipment and Methods
209(3)
Excavation Productivity
212(4)
Excavation Work Crews
216(4)
Excavation Materials
220(3)
Excavation and Backfill Recap and Pricing Notes Example 1-House
223(4)
Excavation and Backfill Pricing Notes Example 2-Office/Warehouse Building
227(5)
Summary
232(1)
Review Questions
233(2)
Chapter 11 PRICING CONCRETE WORK 235(38)
Objectives
235(1)
Cast-in-Place Concrete Work Generally
235(1)
Supply and Placing Concrete
236(5)
Concrete Materials
241(4)
Formwork
245(8)
Reinforcing Steel
253(1)
Miscellaneous Concrete Work Items
254(2)
Wage Rates
256(1)
Concrete Work Recap and Pricing Notes Example 1-House
257(8)
Concrete Work Pricing Notes Example 2-Office/Warehouse Building
265(4)
Summary
269(2)
Review Questions
271(2)
Chapter 12 PRICING MASONRY, CARPENTRY AND FINISHES WORK 273(30)
Objectives
273(1)
Introduction
273(1)
Masonry
274(2)
Rough Carpentry
276(5)
Finish Carpentry and Millwork
281(1)
Exterior and Interior Finishes
281(1)
Wage Rates
281(3)
Masonry, Rough Carpentry and Finish Carpentry Recap and Pricing Notes Example 1-House
284(14)
Masonry Work Pricing Notes Example 2-Office/Warehouse Building
298(2)
Summary
300(1)
Review Questions
301(2)
Chapter 13 PRICING SUBCONTRACTORS' WORK 303(18)
Objectives
303(1)
Introduction
303(2)
List of Subtrades
305(1)
Unknown Subcontractors
306(2)
Evaluating Subcontractors
308(1)
Bonding of Subtrades
309(1)
Pre-Bid Subtrade Proposals
310(1)
Analyzing Subtrade Bids
311(2)
Bid Depositories
313(1)
Scope of Work
313(1)
Masonry Scope of Work
314(1)
Windows Scope of Work
315(2)
Glass and Glazing Scope of Work
317(1)
Summary
318(1)
Review Questions
318(3)
Chapter 14 PRICING GENERAL EXPENSES 321(28)
Objectives
321(1)
Introduction
321(2)
Project Schedule
323(2)
Site Personnel
325(1)
Safety and First Aid
326(1)
Travel and Accommodation
327(1)
Temporary Site Offices
328(2)
Temporary Site Services
330(1)
Hoardings and Temporary Enclosures
331(1)
Temporary Heating
331(2)
Site Access and Storage Space
333(1)
Site Security
334(1)
Site Equipment
334(3)
Trucking
337(1)
Dewatering
337(1)
Site Cleanup
337(1)
Miscellaneous Expenses
337(2)
Labor Add-Ons
339(2)
Bid Total Add-Ons
341(1)
General Expenses Pricing Notes Example 1-House
342(2)
General Expenses Pricing Notes Example 2-Office/Warehouse Building
344(4)
Summary
348(1)
Review Questions
348(1)
Chapter 15 CLOSING THE BID 349(42)
Objectives
349(1)
Introduction
349(1)
In Advance of the Bid-Closing
350(8)
The Pre-Bid Review
358(3)
The Closing
361(4)
Unit-Price Bids
365(6)
After the Bid
371(2)
The Estimate-Cost Control Cycle
373(1)
Summary Example 1-House
373(2)
Summary Example 2-Office/Warehouse Building
375(14)
Summary
389(1)
Review Questions
390(1)
Appendix A EXTRACT FROM A TYPICAL SOILS REPORT 391(4)
Appendix B LIST OF ITEMS AND CSI-BASED CODES 395(4)
Appendix C GLOSSARY 399(4)
Appendix D THE METRIC SYSTEM AND CONVERSIONS 403(4)
INDEX 407


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