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Estimating Home Building Costs

Estimating Home Building Costs
By W P Jackson

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Book Description

Accurately estimate every phase of residential construction costs. Shows you how to keep track of man-hours and make accurate estimates for framing, foundations, and much more. Provides and explains sample worksheets with instructions.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #96746 in Books
  • Published on: 1989-03-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.35" h x .70" w x 5.38" l, .80 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 320 pages

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
W.P. Jackson was a skilled tradesman and estimator. To streamline takeoff, he created factor tables for material quantities. And before the advent of computers and Excel, he developed detailed worksheets for each phase of construction that avoided omissions and the inevitable calculation errors. His book, detailing his methods has been a top seller to construction students for over 30 years.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Hard To Follow
By JaredL
This would be a great resource for someone who already has some experience with cost estimating as the formulas are very good, but it is terrible at explaining the "how to". I used this book for an online course and if the course had not been relatively easy it would have been totally wasted on me. The way he tries to explain things is like he's speaking another language. The figures for the explanations are on completely different pages and you may have to flip 2-3 back to find what the author is talking about. Overall it is poorly laid out and very hard to follow.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By LA Howard 45
Great Book.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Richard Ferrer
Good for it's use.

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