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Estimating in Building Construction

Estimating in Building Construction
Author: Steven J. Peterson - Frank R. Dagostino
ISBN 13: 9780131199521
ISBN 10: 131199528
Edition: 7 HAR/CDR
Publisher: Prentice Hall 2010-01-04
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: N/A

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.

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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.