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BNI General Construction Costbook 2013
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2013 BNI General Construction Costbook
BNI General Construction Cost Data in CSI MasterFormat
Current, accurate construction costs and man-hour data for all aspects of building construction. Costs are based on "contractor's prices" for materials and prevailing rates for labor. Overhead and profit are included in all costs. All data is organized in the 16 division CSI MASTERFORMAT - the industry standard. This simple, easy-to-use format along with the detailed index means you can instantly find the costs you need for fast, reliable estimates. Easy to follow Instructions in no nonsense language Published by BNI Building News, a premier provider of construction cost data for the construction industry
BNI Home Builders Costbook 2013
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2013 BNI Home Builder's Costbook
BNI Home Builder's Construction Cost Data in CSI MasterFormat
Published in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders, the largest construction organization in the U.S., this costbook is devoted entirely to the homebuilding industry. This complete reference is designed for the small to mid-size homebuilder. It contains material and labor costs and installation times for all components of house construction: concrete, framing, insulation, painting, flooring, plumbing, wiring, etc. Published by BNI Building News, a premier provider of construction cost data for the construction industry
BNI Home Remodeler's Costbook 2013
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2013 BNI Home Remodeler's Costbook
BNI Home Remodeler's Cost Data in CSI MasterFormat
Published in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders, this Building News Costbook is a companion reference to the Home Builder's Costbook. The cost data are presented as unit prices listing all components of home construction, including the unique intricacies of remodeling. These cost data are used for detailed estimates, bids, checking prices, changing orders--instances where accuracy is key. Plus, man-hour tables, reference tables, and an expanded, geographical index, featuring all 50 states and over 200 cities. Published by BNI Building News, a premier provider of construction cost data for the construction industry

2010 CD Estimator
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2010 CD Estimator (Cost Estimating Software)
Prepare Complete Construction Estimates For Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction Jobs Quickly and Easily

CD Estimator puts at your fingertips 85,000 construction costs for new construction, remodeling, renovation & insurance repair, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting and earthwork & heavy equipment. You'll also have the National Estimator program – a stand-alone estimating program for Windows that Remodeling magazine called a "computer wiz." a 70-minute interactive video teaches you how to use this CD-ROM to estimate construction costs. Includes Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both to QuickBooks.

2014 National Building Cost Manual
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2014 National Building Cost Manual
Create Quick and Reliable Budget Estimates for Buildings and Homes
Square foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, and farm buildings. Quickly work up a reliable budget estimate based on actual materials and design features, area, shape, wall height, number of floors, and support requirements.  New sections on square foot costs for churches, greenhouses, and manufactured homes have been added to this edition. Includes all the important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint.
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2013 National Construction Estimator (National Construction Estimator (W/CD-ROM))
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2013 National Construction Cost Estimator
Quick and Reliable Construction Cost Estimator for All Types of Construction Projects
Current building construction costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates. Includes Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks.
2013 National Home Improvement Estimator (National Home Improvement Estimator (W/CD))
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2013 National Home Improvement Estimator
Create Quick and Reliable Budget Estimates for All Types of Home Improvement Construction Projects
Current labor and material prices for home improvement projects. Provides manhours for each job, recommended crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Material prices are current, with location adjustment factors and free monthly updates on the Web. Gives step-by-step instructions for the work, with helpful diagrams, and home improvement shortcuts and tips from an expert. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book, and National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia tutorial that shows how to use the disk to compile home improvement cost estimates.
2013 National Painting Cost Estimator [With CDROM]
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2013 National Painting Cost Estimator
Create Quick and Reliable Budget Estimates for All Types of Painting Projects
A complete guide to estimating painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller. Shows typical costs and bid prices for fast, medium, and slow work, including material costs per gallon; square feet covered per gallon; square feet covered per manhour; labor, material, overhead, and taxes per 100 square feet; and how much to add for profit. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates
2013 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator
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2013 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator
Create Quick and Reliable Budget Estimates for All Types of Renovation & Insurance Repair Projects
Current prices in dollars and cents for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates.
2013 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator
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2013 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator
Create Quick and Reliable Budget Estimates for All Types of Repair & Remodeling Projects
The complete pricing guide for dwelling reconstruction costs. Reliable, specific data you can apply on every repair and remodeling job. Up-to-date material costs and labor figures based on thousands of jobs across the country. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows™ estimating program, plus an interactive multi-media video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates.

RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data 2014
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2013 RS Means Building Construction Cost Data Book
Create Quick and Reliable Building Construction Cost Estimates with 2013 Cost Data
The most used, most quoted, most respected unit price guide available to the construction industry. It is the professional estimator's first choice for reliable unit costs. Means Building Construction Cost Data 2013 Book contains unit costs for more than 23,500 building components. These completely-updated costs are carefully prepared from the experience of thousands of contractors and suppliers in the twelve months just before the book is published. The 2013 Reference Section provides the depth of technical detail needed to estimate projects with precision and expertise. This invaluable supplemental information is not found in any other cost reference.
2014 RS Means Construction Cost Data Books 2014 RS Means Construction Cost Data Books
The Industry Standard For Construction Cost Estimating Data

RS Means Construction Cost Data is the Industry Standard for estimating construction costs including, building construction, concrete, electrical, mechanical, facilities, plumbing, landscaping, remodeling, site work, square foot construction costs and more
Sweets Facilities Cost Guide 2012
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2012 Sweets Facilities Cost Guide
Facilities Construction Cost Data in CSI MasterFormat

Provides contractors, architects, engineers, and all other business professionals the highest available level of precision in predicting construction costs for: sitework, concrete and masonry, woods and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, conveying systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems.
Sweets Residential Cost Guide 2013
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2013 Sweets Residential Cost Guide
Sweets Residential Construction Cost Data in CSI MasterFormat

Provides contractors, architects, engineers, and all other business professionals the highest available level of precision in predicting construction costs for: sitework, concrete and masonry, woods and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, conveying systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems
Sweets Unit Cost Guide 2013
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2013 Sweets Unit Cost Guide
Sweets Unit Cost Construction Cost Data in CSI MasterFormat

Provides contractors, architects, engineers, and all other business professionals the highest available level of precision in predicting construction costs for: sitework, concrete and masonry, woods and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, conveying systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems.
Basic Estimating for Construction (2nd Edition)
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Basic Estimating For Construction
Complete Overview of Estimating for Construction

Assuming no prior knowledge of blueprint reading and mathematics, this manual guides readers through a material quantity survey, the conversion of the material quantities to a monetary value, and the addition of labor and equipment costs, using actual construction plans as a reference. The volume outlines estimating procedures and mathematics, efficiency and productivity, earthwork, concrete and masonry, structural and miscellaneous steel, wood and plastics, doors and windows, thermal and moisture protection, finishes, mechanical and plumbing, electrical, and the bid package, contract, and follow-up. For estimators and project managers.
Builders Essentials: Best Business Practices for Builders & Remodelers
RS-67329
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Builders Essentials: Best Business Practices for Builders & Remodelers
A proven and easy-to-use checklist system to help builders and remodelers reach their full potential for success and profit. Includes over 40 checklists and a dedicated Web site. A special Crisis Control section gives you quick advice and expert tips for solving emergencies and common problems on the job--and helps you learn what you can do to avoid conflicts in the future.
Estimating Building Costs for the Residential & Light Commercial Contractor
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Estimating Building Costs for the Residential & Light Commercial Contractor
Step By Step Estimating Methods for Residential & Light Commercial Professionals

A detailed look at every construction specialty—explaining all the components, takeoff units, and labor needed for well-organized, complete estimates. Every contractor has a unique system for putting a bid together... but when you submit a price, you must be prepared to back it up with a reliable estimate. This book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing all the information you need to assemble an estimate you can rely on… so you’ll be competitive and know that you’ll make a worthwhile profit.
Builders Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff
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Builders Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff
This book shows and explains the typical work drawings encountered by contractors in residential and light commercial construction. Explains in straight forward language, not only the way all common features are represented but also how to translate that information into a material list
Code of Estimating Practice
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Code of Estimating Practice
The Leading Reference for Principles and Practices of Estimating Building Construction Costs

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
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Construction Estimating - Soft-cover with CD-ROM
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Construction Estimating - Book & CD-ROM
Comprehensive Introduction to Construction Estimating Practices

Covers estimating practices and methods and features content applicable to ledger sheet, electronic spreadsheet, and estimating software use. 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.
Construction Estimating Reference Data
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Construction Estimating Reference Data
Provides the 300 most useful manhour tables for practically every item of construction. Labor requirements are listed for sitework, concrete work, masonry, steel, carpentry, thermal & moisture protection, door and windows, finishes, mechanical and electrical. Includes a CD-ROM with  National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows™ estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to compile construction cost estimates
Construction Estimating Using Excel
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Construction Estimating Using Excel
Learn To Use Excel To Enhance Your Construction Estimating Skills
Construction Estimating with Excel introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating and includes drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples that give beginners critical estimating experience. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate and how to finalize the bid. It is also the first book to demonstrate how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills.
Cost Estimation and Management: A Practical Approach
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Construction Estimation and Management: A Practical Approach
Comprehensive Guide to Estimating Construction for Professionals and Students

Cost Estimation and Management: A Practical Approach covers cost estimating with the goal of being comprehensive and suitable to both working professionals and students in undergraduate and graduate programs. It covers a wide variety of topics, tools, and techniques for cost estimating, brought together and developed through study, professional work, and experiences in the classroom. The subtitle, “A Practical Approach,” reflects an attempt to create a resource that works both in a classroom and “in the field.” The book offers practical tips and suggestions on how to apply these tools in a variety of situations.
Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures
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Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures
Comprehensive Guide To Preparing Construction Specifications

With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremost text on construction specifications. This mainstay in the field offers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications. This new edition uses real-world document examples that reflect current writing practices shaped by the well-established principles and requirements of major professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Also included are guidelines for correct terminology, product selection, organization of specifications according to recognized CSI formats, and practical techniques for document production
Cost Planning and Estimating for Facilities Maintenance
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Cost Planning & Estimating for Facilities Maintenance
Comprehensive Reference Covers All Aspects of Cost Planning and Estimating for Facilities Maintenance
Gives you proven techniques for planning and budgeting - for all major building types in the private and public sector. Includes the maintenance and repair needs for all major building components, Understanding funding opportunities, and Using Means Cost Data and more..
Cost Records for Construction Estimating
CR262
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Cost Records for Construction Estimating
How to organize and use cost information from jobs just completed to make more accurate estimates in the future. Explains how to keep the records you need to track costs for sitework, footings, foundations, framing, interior finish, siding and trim, masonry, and subcontract expense. Provides sample forms.
DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook (Dewalt Professional Reference)
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DeWalt Construction Estimating Complete Handbook
A Real World Guide to Success in Construction Estimating
DEWALT Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations.
DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference
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DeWalt Construction Estimating Professional Reference
The only resource individuals need for learning to successfully bid on a variety of construction projects. Chock-full of practical advice based on the author’s real-life experience in bidding countless construction jobs, this essential reference explores such key topics as forms and checklists, subcontractors and suppliers, procedures, trade evaluation, costs, profit, and overheads, and much more! Convenient size easily fits into any pocket or toolbox for the ideal carry-along!
DEWALT Electrical Estimating Professional Reference - 2nd Edition
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DeWalt Electrical Estimating Professional Reference
The Reference Guide for Professional Electrical Estimating
The perfect resource to help you successfully bid on contracting jobs anywhere. This book covers the traditional methods of estimating, as well as the “hurry up” methods, while explaining how and when to use them both. If knowing material and labor costs, in addition to overhead and profit margins, are important to your business, then Electrical Estimating Pal is the right tool for you!
Environmental Remediation Estimating Methods
RS-64777
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Environmental Remediation Estimating Methods
Learn Estimating Methods for Environmental Construction Projects
This book, organized into three sections, focuses on estimating methods for 50 remediation technologies. Part I: "The Remediation Process," is an overview of types of projects, regulations, technologies, cost engineering principals, and data requirements
Estimating Construction Costs
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Estimating Construction Costs
Comprehensive Guide to Construction Cost Estimating
One of the most popular books on construction estimating. This recent revision includes a new chapter on conceptual cost estimating (the latest trend in this growing field), new material on computer applications, and new material on highway recycling costs. It's completely updated, too, with the most current material on cost data, references, and photographs
Estimating Excavation
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Estimating Excavation
How to calculate the amount of dirt you’ll have to move and the cost of owning and operating the machines you’ll do it with. Detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to assign bid prices to each part of the job, including labor and equipment costs. Also, the best ways to set up an organized and logical estimating system, take off from contour maps, estimate quantities in irregular areas, and figure your overhead.
Estimating in Building Construction (6th Edition)
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Estimating In Building Construction
Proven Handbook of Construction Cost Estimating
Everything needed to understand Estimating is provided in this proven handbook, which combines coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures. The authors use the popular approach of tracing a complete project's progress throughout the book. Incorporates the use of computers as a key estimating tool. Includes a WinEstimator CD with each copy of the book; readers will develop good computer-based estimating skills through the use of this software, which also includes practice spreadsheets. Includes a revised and updated illustration program. Provides complete, book-long case studies for follow-through of both commercial and residential buildings.
Estimating for Residential Construction
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Estimating for Residential Construction
Concise Introduction to Residential Construction Cost Estimating
Offers a concise introduction to residential estimating processes and to the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. 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 Home Building Costs
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Estimating Home Building Costs
Estimate every phase of residential construction from site costs to the profit margin you include in your bid. Shows how to keep track of man-hours and make accurate labor cost estimates for footings, foundations, framing and sheathing finishes, electrical, plumbing, and more. Provides and explains sample cost estimate worksheets with complete instructions for each job phase.
Estimating Home Construction Costs
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Estimating Home Construction Costs
Complete Guide to Improving Your Construction Estimating Abilities
Improve your estimating abilities and discover better ways to do a quantity takeoff, whether you prefer to use pen and paper or estimating software. This second edition provides a new, larger sample floor plan and new elevations, work sheets, checklists, a comprehensive glossary, plus a list of resources and recommended reading. It has all you need to quickly come up to speed with the concepts and terms necessary to ensure that your next estimate is easier to understand and more accurate.
Estimating with Microsoft Excel, 3rd Edition
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Estimating With Microsoft Excel - 3rd Edition
Create Estimates For Residential Construction Projects in Excel
Creating estimates for your new residential construction project just got a little easier. Estimating with Microsoft Excel, Third Edition, details step-by-step how you can save money and time by using Microsoft Excel 2007 to develop estimates that are reliable enough for your most important management decisions. The book and CD includes formulas for calculating concrete, rebar, labor, permits, taxes, and more, and demonstrates how to apply them in your everyday construction project management. Learn how to eliminate time-consuming steps and repetitive work by setting up an accurate, efficient estimating system; creating databases; writing formulas; and by adapting shortcuts. Boost your profit margin with the power of Microsoft Excel 2007 for your construction estimates.
Fundamentals of Construction Estimating
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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating - 2nd Edition
A Comprehensive Approach to Construction Cost Estimating
Estimate every phase of residential construction from site costs to the profit margin you include in your bid. Shows how to keep track of man-hours and make accurate labor cost estimates for footings, foundations, framing and sheathing finishes, electrical, plumbing, and more. Provides and explains sample cost estimate worksheets with complete instructions for each job phase.
How to Estimate with Means Data & CostWorks, Fourth Edition
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How to Estimate with RS Means Data, Fourth Edition
Step-By-Step Guide To Using RS Means Data for Construction Cost Estimating
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items with extensive coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, and other divisions. An important new chapter, Introduction to Cost Estimating, covers many aspects and definitions of cost estimating specific to project management in the construction industry. The only construction cost estimating handbook that uses the most popular source of construction data, RSMeans, this indispensible guide features access to the instructional version of CostWorks in electronic form, enabling you to practice techniques to solve real-world estimating problems.
Introduction to Estimating for Construction
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Introduction to Estimating For Construction
Excellent Introduction to the Principles and Techniques Used in Construction Cost Estimating
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.
Landscape Estimating Methods
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Landscaping Estimating Methods
Learn How to Create Accurate Landscaping Estimates for Clients
Updates the landscape material, equipment and methods to the latest used in the industry. Includes up-to-date cost data and information budgeting for landscape maintenance and determining the cost of the landscaping over its full life cycle. An essential tool for landscape contractors and designers who are striving to accurately estimate the cost of their work and prepare proposals for clients. It is also an important reference for facility and maintenance managers responsible for developing budgets for creating and maintaining their landscape projects..
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Means Estimating Handbook - Hard-Cover
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Means Estimating Handbook, Third Edition
Understand Technical Data Required to Estimate Construction Costs

This comprehensive reference covers the full spectrum of technical data required to estimate construction costs. The book includes information on sizing, productivity, equipment requirements, code-mandated specifications, design standards and engineering factors - all organized according to the CSI MasterFormat, and including recent classification changes.
Means Mechanical Estimating Methods: Standards and Procedures
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Mechanical Estimating Methods
Takeoff & Pricing for HVAC & Plumbing Estimators

An easy-to-use tool for estimating heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, with up-to-date cost data and estimating examples. This all-in-one reference gives you the accepted standards and procedures for takeoff and pricing HVAC systems, as well as piping, plumbing, and fire protection. Includes all of the major mechanical systems in new building construction
Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual
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Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual
Ready-to-Run Solutions for Plumbing and Pipefitting Instant results:

Packed with charts and tables that allow readers to quickly look up time-saving answers, this handy tool is a ready source of commonly used calculations, formulas, and, best of all, solutions. NEW Full coverage of estimating takeoffs, Job-simplifying Fast Code Facts and Sensible Shortcut tip boxes. For designing and estimating projects, this manual will prove to be invaluable. - A great productivity booster, it will assist in delivering prompt, on-target, and even on-the-spot estimates
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Plumbing Estimating Methods - Soft-cover
RS-67283B
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Plumbing Estimating Methods
A Practical Guide for Creating Accurate Plumbing Estimates

This practical guide contains everything needed for plumbing estimating, from materials selection to installation and change orders. Residential, commercial, industrial, and medical systems. The most common plumbing materials and methods, subsystems and components. Pricing quotations for an estimate and calculating markup. Preparing bids. Best techniques for using Means Plumbing Cost Data. Sample takeoff and estimate forms. Detailed illustrations of systems & components.
Plumbing & HVAC Manhour Estimates
CR404
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Plumbing & HVAC Manhour Estimates
Hundreds of tested and proven manhours for installing just about any plumbing and HVAC component you’re likely to use in residential, commercial, and industrial work. You’ll find manhours for installing piping systems, specialties, fixtures and accessories, ducting systems, and HVAC equipment. If you estimate the price of plumbing, you shouldn’t be without the reliable, proven manhours in this unique book.
Proving and Pricing Construction Claims: Cumulative Supplement
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Proving and Pricing Construction Claims: Cumulative Supplement
Useful Resource for Pricing and Estimating Construction Claims

This is the useful, complete, and definitive resource for developing, settling, avoiding, and litigating construction claims. It covers each and every type of significant construction claim and clarifies issues of entitlement as well as factual and legal causation in each claim situation. Provides winning strategies, practice tips, numerous, helpful checklists, and examples. This new edition is written and contributed to by the nation's leading construction practitioners
Repair and Remodeling Estimating Methods, 4th Edition
RS-67265B
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Repair & Remodeling Estimating Methods
Practical Guide Focusing On The Unique Problems of Estimating Renovation

Focuses on the unique problems of estimating repairs & renovations of existing structures. It helps you determine the true costs of remodeling through careful evaluation of architectural details and a site visit
Roofing Construction & Estimating
CR709
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Roofing Construction & Estimating
Installation, repair and estimating for nearly every type of roof covering available today in residential and commercial structures: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles and shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Covers sheathing and underlayment techniques, as well as secrets for installing leakproof valleys. Many estimating tips help you minimize waste, as well as insure a profit on every job
2014 RS Means Construction Cost Data Books 2014 RS Means Construction Cost Data Books
The Industry Standard For Construction Cost Estimating Data

RS Means Construction Cost Data is the Industry Standard for estimating construction costs including, building construction, concrete, electrical, mechanical, facilities, plumbing, landscaping, remodeling, site work, square foot construction costs and more
Square Foot & Assemblies Estimating, Third Edition
RS-67145B
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Square Foot & UNIFORMAT Assemblies Estimating, Third Edition
This updated third edition provides guidance on developing accurate and verifiable estimates with a minimal investment of time. An essential reference for anyone who creates conceptual, construction, or appraisal estimates, this updated edition explains how to develop accurate and verifiable estimates with a minimal investment of time.
Standard Estimating Practice: American Society of Professional Estimtors
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Standard Estimating Practice
Learn Standard Practices for Estimating From Professional Estimators
This book was designed by the American Society of Professional Estimators as a set of standards to guide professional estimators. It's intended to help every estimator develop estimates that are uniform and verifiable. Every step that should be included in the estimate is listed, as well as aspects in the plans to consider when estimating a job and what you should look for that may not be included. The result should help you produce more consistently accurate estimates
Successful RFPs in Construction
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Successful RFPs in Construction
The negotiated contract method for RFPs is a rapidly growing trend in construction.

There is no other book on the shelf that either focuses specifically on RFPs in the construction industry, or features a step-by-step method for implementing the negotiated contract method. - This is a step-by-step guide for managing the RFP process in a way that saves time, money, enhances team collaboration, and assures quality in construction.
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The Construction Master Pro sets the industry standard for advanced construction-math calculators. It provides powerful built-in solutions and expanded preference settings. It’s easy to use in the field or office and perfect for completing plans, layouts, bids and estimates – saves time, money, materials and frustration. Work smarter, build better and improve your bottom line with the Construction Master Pro!
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The Construction Master Pro Desktop is the most complete construction-math calculator on the market! With many powerful new built-in solutions and expanded preference selection; it’s easy to use for fast, accurate solutions to construction problems. Perfect for completing layouts, bids and estimates – saves time, money, materials and frustration. No office should be without it.
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Now you can have the power of the Construction Master Pro on your PC!

Calculate in Feet, Inches and Fractions. Instantly find Areas, Volumes and more! Check plan dimensions and take-offs. Use it as a handy pop-up program without leaving your CAD, estimating, scheduling, spreadsheet or other applications. Print results and take them directly to the jobsite.   Complete One-Keystroke Solutions. Enter your dimensions and the complete string of calculations appear on a single table. You can easily verify accuracy then print out for use on the jobsite.
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Install this Update Kit in your model 5060 ElectriCalc Pro to conform to the New 2011 NEC, 2008 NEC and 2005 NEC. Your calculator will continue to be fully updateable to future code changes.  This kit is not required for Model 5065 Electricalc Pro Calculators. Model 5065 calculators already support 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011 NEC Calculations.
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Excavators, heavy construction, engineering and design pros will save time, reduce material and labor costs, and eliminate costly errors on all construction jobs. Built-in functions for area/volume/weight, slopes, swell, and shrink, cut/fill and more. Works in and converts between all building dimensional formats, including Yard, Feet-Inch-Fraction, and even Metric.
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The Material Estimator Calculator is designed for contractors, trades people and estimating professionals who need to estimate building materials and estimate costs for concrete, fences, decks, bricks, tile, flooring, gravel, painting, drywall and paneling and more. It helps users quickly and easily calculate building material costs and allowances and get exactly the materials they need. Reducing estimating errors will save time and money.

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