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Estimating Tables for Home Building
(1 customer reviews)
Handbook and Tables for Home Construction Estimating...
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2998950 in Books
- Published on: 1989-03
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .78" h x 8.46" w x 10.90" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 336 pages
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Estimate faster with accuracy
By Alan Stein
A construction estimator needs to be fast and needs to be accurate. This book is a collection of formulas and tables which will aid an experienced estimator in achieving both goals in eaqch estimate. For example, one group of tables directly converts floor area to interior surface. I measured the lineal feet of interior wall and perimeter in a complex home, and extended to measure the total wallboard requirements. Then I looked up the results of this book's table for the type of structue, which was within three percent (3%) of my measurement.
Then I compared the book's table result for exterior sidewall quantity with my measurement of stucco. The table came within one-half percent (0.5%) of my direct measurement.
The book will not substitute for experience and practice. It will add speed to the experienced estimator's work. It will provide a double-check for accuracy. I recommend it to any home builder or architect, whether using the latest computer systems or "green paper" for estimating.