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Construction Cost Estimating

Friday, October 20, 2017

Books on estimating

Willis's Elements of Quantity SurveyingRSMeans Light Commercial Cost Data 2015RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data 2016
Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying
by W. Trench
RSMeans Light Commercial Cost Data 2015
RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data 2016
by RSMeans Engineering Staff
RSMeans Commercial Renovation 2016 (Means Commercial Renovation Cost Data)Inspecting a House (For Pros By Pros)2012 International Building Code Handbook
RSMeans Commercial Renovation 2016 (Means C...
by RSMeans Engineering Staff
Inspecting a House (For Pros By Pros)
by Rex Cauldwell
2012 International Building Code Handbook
by Douglas W. Thornburg
Construction Calculations ManualFundamentals of Construction EstimatingConstruction Management of Healthcare Projects
Construction Calculations Manual
by Sidney M Levy
Fundamentals of Construction Estimating
by David Pratt
Construction Management of Healthcare Proje...
by Sanjiv Gokhale
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Construction cost

Refers to the total amount required to construct a project. This value usually does not include the pre-contract costs (e.g. design, bid preparation and site investigation)

Cost index (or factor)

A value used to adjust the cost from one time to another. There are various published cost indexes, listed by year, quarter, or month. RSMeans publishes a historical cost index

Direct costs

Direct costs are directly attributable to the cost. In construction, the costs of materials, labor, equipment, etc., and all directly involved efforts or expenses for the cost object are direct costs.

Indirect costs

are costs that are not directly accountable to a cost object (such as a particular project, facility, function or product).


is the difference between the cost of a good or service and its selling price. A markup is added on to the total cost incurred by the producer of a good or service in order to create a profit.

We recommend the following:

House Building Cost Calculator A Free Online web application that provides instant estimate with reasonable accuracy of the cost to build a house anywhere in the USA

Estimating An article about estimating techniques, qualifications of an estimator and the steps for preparing an estimate.

e-stm8 construction Cost estimating Software, as it provides a flexible platform for estimating construction costs.

Cash Flow estimating Tool for estimating the costs and revenues pattern during construction.

Books On Cash Flow