Estimating with CD-ROM
Introduction to Construction Estimating Practices used in the
By Leonard P. Toenjes
Construction Estimating is a
comprehensive introduction to estimating practices used in the
construction industry. This textbook contains 15 chapters covering
estimating practices and methods and features content applicable to
ledger sheet, electronic spreadsheet, and estimating software use.
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat™ 2004
divisions are referenced where applicable throughout.
Construction Estimating also provides a
guide to sources of information on drawings and specifications. The
chapters cover construction materials and methods before discussing
estimating practices in order to reinforce previous course work and
provide a transition into estimating practices.
Each chapter of Construction Estimating
includes several features to enhance learning — Key Concepts, Key
Terms, Web Links, Review Questions, and Activities. The Key Concepts
at the beginning of each chapter are designed to focus students on
important estimating concepts presented in that chapter. The Key
Terms list at the end of each chapter identifies terms that are
critical to understanding the topics discussed. The Web Links at the
end of each chapter identify trade associations and organizations
where additional material, labor, or equipment information can be
obtained. The Review Questions evaluate student comprehension of
chapter content. The Activities provide opportunities for students
to prepare estimates using ledger sheets, electronic spreadsheets,
or estimating programs and include prints, specifications, and cost
data from which estimate information can be derived.
Estimating procedures may vary based on
the instructor and/or training program. The Quantity Spreadsheets
and Estimate Summary Spreadsheets provided on the Construction
Estimating CD-ROM are designed for use with the Activities in each
chapter of the textbook. Students are encouraged to modify the
spreadsheets for specific learning needs. The cost data provided for
the Activities and used to develop material, labor, and equipment
prices is for instructional purposes only. These values are
approximate and vary based on the construction location.
Sage Timberline Office Estimating Products CD-ROM
provided with the textbook includes a demonstration release of the
Sage Timberline Office estimating Extended Edition. Ten sample
databases are provided with the program, including general
contractor, concrete/masonry, HVAC, and residential homebuilder
databases, and include material, labor, and equipment cost data.
Installation information for the Sage Timberline Ofﬁce estimating
program is included on the Construction Estimating CD-ROM and is
accessed by picking the Sage Timberline Office Estimating button.
The fully functional demonstration release of the Sage Timberline
Office estimating program is limited to 180 days of operation and
approximately 100 spreadsheet rows.
- Estimating Practices
- Estimating Methods
- Specifications and Drawings
- Contracting Requirements and
- Woods, Plastics, and Composites
- Thermal and Moisture Protection
- Mechanical Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Specialty Items and Final Bid
453 pages, 313 illustrations,
Published January 2008