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Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book

Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book
By Frank R. Walker Co.

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Book Description

A guide to estimating material and labor costs, the Walker Building Estimator's Reference Book is renowned for the depth of detail and description contained in its 1,728 pages, providing the user a reference that is unique among books relating to estimating. Updated continuously since 1915, this hands-on manual covers updated construction methods, material and labor costs and labor productivity (man-hours). It walks you through each phase of the estimate in each CSI Division, 1 to 16. It also contains valuable information on construction finance, scheduling, construction management, bidding, negotiating contracts, value engineering, types of cost estimates, overhead, insurance, profit, change orders, and more. It is this level of substance that makes "Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book" a standard in the curriculum of dozens of universities' construction programs. Used by builders, contractors, architects, engineers, adjusters, appraisers, home-craftsmen, colleges, universities and technical schools. It is also mandated reference for the State of Florida General License Examination, in addition to 16 states which license contractors on the basis of competency exams. Accepted in many courts as industry-normative data for construction dispute resolution. (1,728 pages, CSI format)


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1686037 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Frank R Walker
  • Published on: 1999-03
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.50" h x 5.25" w x 1.75" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 1728 pages

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Amazon needs to update version info for this
By Vance Jochim
The picture shows ver 26, the text says version 25, and Florida Contractor's License Board says to use version 27. Which are you sending to customers, Amazon. Florida is very specific and Amazon needs to pay attention to details like this. I find same problem with other listed used book vendors who don't state edition or version numbers.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
5A lot of book for your buck
By A Customer
This is like five books in one. I think it's an amazing value. My father used this book for about 40 years and, as a result, I became a disciple of the Walker method. I just picked up the new edition and I found the concrete and masonry chapters vastly improved. It teaches you how to factor in all those variables and to account for the unexpected and how to put together your own bid, something that estimating software has yet to do.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5A lot of book for your buck
By A Customer
This is like five books in one. I think it's an amazing value. My father used this book for about 40 years and, as a result, I became a disciple of the Walker method. I just picked up the new edition and I found the concrete and masonry chapters vastly improved. It teaches you how to factor in all those variables and to account for the unexpected and how to put together your own bid, something that estimating software has yet to do.

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