An update of the proven estimating text by Frank Dagostino, Estimating in Building Construction, 7/e, provides everything you need for a course in Estimating. It combines sound coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures to help students learn concepts more easily. Ideal for construction, architecture, and engineering students, it reflects the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress. Added in this edition is a discussion of computers in estimating, different types of estimates (e.g., square foot, project comparison, and assembly estimating), how to determine labor productivity, and how to determine labor burden.
Plus! A companion student website, "MyConstructionKit", is now available!
New edition of a text explaining how to build construction estimates and bids. Chapter topics include specifications, computer-assisted estimating, labor, equipment, excavation, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, plumbing, and heating and air-conditioning. Review questions are at the end of each chapter. Large commercial and residential drawings inserted as foldouts at the back of the book are the basis for examples throughout the text. The included CD-ROM contains Timberline's Precision Estimating-basic edition trial software. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.