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Repair and Remodeling Estimating Methods

Repair and Remodeling Estimating Methods
By Edward B. Wetherill, RSMeans Engineering Staff

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Book Description

This estimating guide for repair and remodeling work focuses on the unique problems of estimating renovations of existing structures. Helps you determine the true costs of remodeling through careful evaluation of architectural details and site visits. With detailed coverage on:

  • Best practices for using RSMeans cost data along with full estimating examples
  • Step-by-step estimating guidance, coupled with a CSI division-by-division discussion of potential pitfalls and two sample estimates
  • Estimating by CSI Division, unit price and assemblies sample estimates
  • A special section on disaster restoration contracting


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #4426017 in Books
  • Published on: 2002-06-17
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x 1.09" w x 8.25" l, 3.80 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 457 pages

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Repair & Remodeling Estimating Methods

fourth edition

Edward B. Wetherill, R.S. Means Engineering Staff, and Merl Vandervort, CR, CGR, CMB

Priceless Guidance for All of Your Remodeling Estimates

The authors share their professional solutions to the unique challenges of estimating renovations in existing structures — using the latest cost resources and construction methods. This new fourth edition includes updated cost and estimating examples — in keeping with changes to the MasterFormat and UNIFORMAT II, the most recognized industry standards for project organization and costs.

This book helps you determine the true costs of remodeling, beginning with:

Part I — The Estimating Process

  • Guidelines for conducting the site visit and evaluating architectural details

  • Estimate types and applications

  • Taking off quantities accurately

  • Pricing the estimate

  • Calculating direct and indirect costs

  • Summarizing the estimate

  • Pre-bid scheduling

Part II — Estimating by CSI Division

A chapter on each division, pointing out what to look for and unexpected cost items.

Part III — Estimating Examples

Two complete sample estimates — one Unit Price, and one Assemblies estimate — show you how to assemble and record the information you have gathered.

Part IV — Disaster Restoration Contracting

The special job planning and cost estimating requirements of reconstruction work — following fire, flood, hurricane, or other disasters. Written by one of the nation's leading disaster reconstruction contractors.

For over 60 years, R.S. Means Company, Inc. has been the leading publisher of construction cost data and reference books. The company services over 250,000 construction professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Clients include a mix of contractors, architects, engineers, facility managers, developers, appraisers, educatorsand municipal government agencies. With 27 annual print and electronic cost data products and over 60 reference books, Means also provides customized electronic databases, consulting services and seminars.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Helpfull
By RTH
Great book if you are in the construction business and need a resource for estimating.
It has a lot of check list that are complete.So many times when we estimate a project we forget things the check list provided helps to avoid missing items.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Richard King
Nice

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