Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement. As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes: The nature of costs in construction from a cost of resources approach Modern tendering procedures and the stages of development of construction projects How to convert an estimate into a formal tender and then into a contract Simple numerical examples of estimates Estimating and cost analysis during the construction project Summaries and discussion questions in every chapter This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.
Estimating for Residential Construction offers a concise introduction to residential estimating processes and to the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. Author David Pratt uses clear, straightforward language to describe the basic arithmetic of residential construction work, along with logical explanations of how to prepare takeoffs. Readers will learn how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. Specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, how to summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assessing markup on an estimate, and how to review a bid before it is submitted to the client is also covered as well as information on preparing estimates for remodeling jobs.
ESTIMATING FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, 2E provides a very visual, reader-friendly introduction to processes as it details the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. In his signature clear, straightforward writing style, proven author David Pratt explains how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. He also covers the impact of green building practices. The book offers specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assess markup on an estimate, and review a bid before it is submitted to the client. It covers the basic math of residential work early on, devotes an entire chapter to remodeling, and provides tips of the trade from professionals in every chapter. In addition, the Second Edition is linked to a Student Companion Website, where instructors and students can access spreadsheets to assist in estimating tasks and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects - one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The job of the estimator is explained in detail at every key stage, from early cost studies, through the preparation of the estimate, to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. Each step is illustrated with examples and notes, and appropriate technical documentation. Over recent years there have been significant developments in construction management, notably new procurement methods, greater emphasis on innovation and partnering, a greater reliance on cost planning as a methodology, and new developments in both industry and governmental reports and guidance. This new and updated edition of a well-established textbook addresses each of these developments in turn, placing them firmly in the context of a thorough and easy to understand introduction to the roles of the estimator in preparing and winning tenders. Practical approach to estimating from the contractor's point of view Fully up-to-date with new procurement methods Many examples of estimators' notes and documents
"...my message to lecturers in building/quantity surveying is to 'put it on your course list for essential reading' and to students and practitioners 'buy it' " Building Technology & Management Provides a practical introduction to understanding the costs encountered on a building project together with an appreciation of the many factors influencing them.
Release on 2013-02-01 | by John Williams,Spence gedes
Author: John Williams,Spence gedes
It deals in a practical and reasonable way with many of the estimating problems which can arise where building and civil engineering works are carried out and to include comprehensive estimating data within the guidelines of good practice. The early part of the book has been completely rewritten to contain chapters useful to students and practitioners alike for the development of the estimating process resulting in the presentation of a tender for construction works. The second and major part of the book contains estimating data fully updated for the major elements in building and civil engineering work, including a new chapter on piling, and a wealth of constants for practical use in estimating. The estimating examples are based on the current edition of the Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works (SMM7). The comprehensive information on basic principles of estimating found in 'Spence Geddes' are still as valid today as the first edition. In this edition the prevailing rates of labour and costs of materials are taken whenever possible as a round figure. Readers will appreciate in the construction industry that prices are continually changing, rise and fall, and that worked examples should therefore be used as a guide to method of calculation substituting in any specific case the current rates applicable to it. In the case of plant output dramatic increases have been experienced in productivity over recent years and again estimators with their own records should substitute values appropriate to their work.
Introductory technical guidance for electrical, civil and structural engineers interested in basic data for electrical power transmission lines. Here is what is discussed: 1. FIELD DATA 2. SAFETY CODES 3. COST ESTIMATES 4. SELECTION OF TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION 5. NORMAL, RULING, AND EFFECTIVE SPANS 6. SELECTION OF CONDUCTORS 7. STRESS-STRAIN CURVES 8. THE PARABOLA AND THE CATENARY 9. DESIGN INSTRUCTIONS 10. TRANSMISSION LINE DATA SUMMARY FORM.
Covering the life of a construction project from inception to completion, this useful reference explains basic and advanced aspects of engineering economics, cost estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, planning, and scheduling. It serves both as a comprehensive introduction to cost engineering and as a practical, on-the-job guide for any construction project where the object is economy. Construction Cost Engineering Handbook describes the responsibilities of each member of the construction team and defines their relationship to project control ... analyzes project economics before, during, and after a project's finish ... examines various types and methods of estimating ... distinguishes between cost reporting and cost forecasting, with valuable cost and scheduling integration examples ... considers planning and scheduling procedures such as the bar chart and sophisticated contemporary techniques ... highlights ways of avoiding common mistakes through data development ... and furnishes computer samples for estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and scheduling. Illustrated with more than 180 excellent diagrams and drawings, and featuring convenient appendixes on foreign and remote projects, code of accounts and work breakdown structure, and typical project activities, Construction Cost Engineering Handbook is an indispensable reference for civil, cost, project, plant, design, construction, and industrial engineers and managers as well as architects, building contractors, and financial controllers involved with construction projects. Book jacket.
Release on 2009-07-27 | by The Chartered Institute of Building
Author: The Chartered Institute of Building
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
This code of practice, long established as a leading publication for the construction industry, provides an authoritative guide to essential principles and good practice in estimating for building work. The seventh edition includes new material on estimating strategy, tendering, procedures and best practice, as well as the build-up of unit rates of cost, overheads and profit, and e-commerce.