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Construction Estimating - Estimating Home Construction Costs, 2nd Ed.

Estimating Home Construction Costs, 2nd Ed.

Estimating Home Construction Costs, 2nd Ed.
By Jerry Householder with Emile Marchive III

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Book Description

Custom builder Jerry Householder can help you improve your estimating abilities and discover better ways to do a quantity takeoff, whether you prefer to use pen and paper or estimating software.

This second edition provides a new, larger sample floor plan and new elevations, work sheets, checklists, a comprehensive glossary, plus a list of resources and recommended reading. It has all you need to quickly come up to speed with the concepts and terms necessary to ensure that your next estimate is easier to understand and more accurate.

Bring your houses in under budget and make your construction process more efficient by developing complete and accurate estimates. The closer you come to completing a job within budget, the less likely you are to waste time and money—and that means more profit!


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1757525 in Books
  • Published on: 2006-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.76" h x .32" w x 8.36" l, .81 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 115 pages

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About the Author
Jerry Householder, builder, professor, and author, has many years of experience as a general contractor. He has built over $100 million worth of residential, commercial, and industrial projects throughout the southeastern United States. A professor for over 20 years, he holds a doctorate in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Householder is a retired Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University and continues to build homes. Emile Marchive III is an instructor in the Construction Management Department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He holds a master s degree in Building Science from Auburn University. He has been active in his family s construction business for nine years.


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1Not as expected
By doris goodman
Very disappointed with this book. Not nearly comprehensive enough, was of no benefit to me. Much too basic. Don't expect to have a working knowledge of estimating with this book. Would not recommend it.

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