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DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook: Excel Estimating Included (DEWALT Series)

DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook: Excel Estimating Included (DEWALT Series)
By Adam Ding

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Book Description

This affordable, real-world guide to success in construction estimating is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and step-by-step tutorials to help you navigate every step of the estimating process. The text focuses on "how-to" essentials, with on-the-spot answers, visual examples and a strong focus on key factors affecting profit, such as marketing, bid planning, drawing review, scope planning, quantity take-off, pricing, quote evaluation, cost summary, and bid closing for all trades and divisions. Drawing on extensive experience in the industry, the author provides practical solutions for the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, including fierce competition, material price volatility, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations. He also illuminates the relationship between estimating and project management, with coverage of overhead expenses, value engineering, turnover meeting, and change order pricing.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #25741 in Books
  • Brand: Ding Adam
  • Published on: 2016-02-26
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.75" h x .75" w x 8.00" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 331 pages


  • Dewalt Construction Estimating Complete Handbook Excel Estimating Included

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About the Author
Adam Ding, M.Sc., PQS, GSC, PMP, CC, LEED AP (BD+C), is a professional estimator with extensive experience in a variety of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, heavy/civil, and sustainable infrastructure projects. He holds a master's degree in building construction from Auburn University, a professional quantity surveying diploma from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a project management professional certificate from the Project Management Institute, a gold seal certificate in estimating from the Canadian Construction Association, a competent communicator certificate from Toastmaster International, and a LEED accredited professional certificate from the Green Building Certification Institute. Adam has enjoyed a successful career estimating projects of varied sizes, ranging from large-scale cost planning to detailed trade take-off. Having bid countless construction projects, he developed a unique and easy-to-understand estimating approach. He has also taught classes at Auburn University and owns the copyrights for a number of spreadsheet estimating programs. Adam currently teaches in the construction management degree program at Red River College. He is a regular contributor to Construction Economist journal, introducing the latest estimating technologies and techniques. Interested readers can also check out Adam's other popular estimating books: DEWALT CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, DEWALT PLUMBING ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, and DEWALT ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, Second Edition.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Hugh Brakebill
Some of the material is over simplistic however, it is well researched and comprehensive enough to answer basic questions.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
By Jorge Delgado
I have been trying to start my own little business on the side and I never knew how to create bids or understand how to estimate until now. This book is very helpful with listing, cost, the break on how to charge and etc. I just bought the dewalt forms and letters that comes with a cd of examples. Awesome. These two go hand and hand.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1Not very useful for many people in the trades
By Julia Dooley Fairchild
Not very useful for many people in the trades. It's basically only good for a project manager, or a GC.

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