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Construction Cost Estimating

Friday, October 20, 2017

Books on estimating

RSMeans Square Foot Costs 2016Basic Construction Management: The Superintendent s Job, Fifth EditionDEWALT Electrical Code Reference: Based on the 2011 National Electrical Code (DEWALT Series)
RSMeans Square Foot Costs 2016
by RSMeans Engineering Staff
Basic Construction Management: The Superint...
by Leon Rogers
DEWALT Electrical Code Reference: Based on ...
by American Contractor's Exam Services
RSMeans Estimating HandbookEstimating with Microsoft Excel, 3rd Edition2017 DCD Guide to Construction Costs
RSMeans Estimating Handbook
Estimating with Microsoft Excel, 3rd Edition
by Jay Christofferson
2017 DCD Guide to Construction Costs
by Bni Publications Inc
Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People: The Memoirs of the Greatest Gambler Who Ever LivedRSMeans Electrical Cost Data 2013Saylor Current Construction Costs 2017
Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People...
by Amarillo Slim Preston
RSMeans Electrical Cost Data 2013
by RSMeans Engineering Department
Saylor Current Construction Costs 2017
by Leland Saylor
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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