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Estimating Construction Costs

Estimating Construction Costs
By Robert L. Peurifoy

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Book Description

Robert Peurifoy was a giant in the field of construction engineering and authored several books during his lifetime. This book last published in 1989 and will capitalize on the well-known name of the author. In this edition, computer calculations of costs and of modeling have been added as well as updated statistics, computer related examples and new problems. Civil, Environmental, and Construction Management Engineering Majors and Professionals will benefit from having this title on their shelf. This edition retains the conceptual strengths of the Peurifoy approach and organization from the previous edition but the new problems and computer-based examples and new up-to-date construction data make it the only choice in academia or industry.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1305258 in Books
  • Published on: 2001
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 1.10" w x 7.40" l, 2.32 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 512 pages

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About the Author
Robert L. Peurifoy was Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas in Austin.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2This book needs to be completely revised.
By glennyD
The original author of this book has been deceased for several revisions. The revisions were not well done and the book is outdated in many areas. Lots of photos which are not worth the space they take up and should be removed. I believe this book survives in tech schools because it has nuggets of well written and well thought out analysis of the estimating process. Without much explanation as to why, the author leans heavily toward the Heavy Civil sector of construction i.e. highways, airports, etc. The software included is also designed for heavy civil. All said, no other author on construction estimating seems to have the grasp of the foundations of estimating as this author. For me, it makes a nice supplemental reference book but I would never adopt it as a textbook.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By joe
I purchased wrong edition

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Summer Smile
Several errors but good examples

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