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This new edition of Construction Estimating provides a comprehensive introduction to the estimating practices used in the construction industry. The textbook not only covers how to develop estimates, but also provides a guide to information on drawings and in specifications. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been added throughout. BIM covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components. The content is organized around the CSI MasterFormat" 2011. Construction Estimating provides an excellent resource for commercial contractors, estimators, and those in construction estimating training programs.
Opportunities are provided to prepare estimates using ledger sheets, electronic spreadsheets, and a fully functional version of Sage Timberline Estimating software. The Sage software includes sample databases such as General Contractor, Concrete/Masonry, Drywall, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Industrial databases.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #534699 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Amer Technical Pub
- Published on: 2012-04-23
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.30" h x 8.30" w x 10.80" l, 2.85 pounds
- Binding: Perfect Paperback
- 455 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Buyer beware! I received this book today, and while it seems to be a pretty good book on estimating at first glance with a lot of solid information, I am giving it one star because it's incomplete. I specifically bought the book for it's information on estimating labor and that section is incomplete. On page 86 the last paragraph on the page ends midsentence and doesn't continue on the next page. Instead page 87 begins with a new section heading. There may be more sections missing so be careful. I will keep the book to save me from the hassle of returning it and because I may be able to use information from a lot of the other sections as long as they aren't incomplete as well.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Carol B.
Required text for class, seems pretty complete and has good problems/homework to solve. I dropped the class due to other commitments so haven't read more than 4-5 chapters.