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DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference (DEWALT Series)

DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference (DEWALT Series)
By Adam Ding

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Book Description

This unique and easy-to-understand pocket guide was developed by a real-world contractor who has perfected the art of construction estimating! The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference is the only resource individuals need for learning to successfully bid on a variety of construction projects. Chock-full of practical advice based on the author's real-life experience in bidding countless construction jobs, this essential reference explores such key topics as forms and checklists, subcontractors and suppliers, procedures, trade evaluation, costs, profit, and overheads, and much more! Includes over 200 pages of technical reference material.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1242608 in Books
  • Brand: DEWALT
  • Published on: 2006-07-25
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .81" h x 4.16" w x 6.12" l, .52 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 1 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

"Your book is quite excellent…after going through it I have decided to make it a required text for my estimating class here at ASU. Thank you so much and if you have any other books please let me know." - Dr. Kenneth T. Sullivan, Arizona State University

"Based on what I have already seen, the handbook seems to be very helpful source of information for undergraduate students who learn these topics in the various courses of construction cost estimating. I think will try to incorporate some of the things you have there in my next semester's course." - Dr. Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M University

"It covers a lot of practical issues. I found some of those tables are particularly helpful. I will put it down as a recommended book along with the Walker's. Actually your book is much better organized than the Walker's." - Dr. Huanqing Lu, East Carolina University

" …find it very good….it will work well for the estimating class at Sacramento State." - Prof. Phil Clevenger, Sacramento State University

"It appears to have a lot of pertinent and interesting estimating information... the quoted price is quite reasonable." - Prof. Jerry Johnstone, Red River College

About the Author
Adam Ding, M.Sc., PQS, GSC, PMP, CC, LEED AP (BD+C), is a professional estimator with extensive experience in a variety of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, heavy/civil, and sustainable infrastructure projects. He holds a master's degree in building construction from Auburn University, a professional quantity surveying diploma from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a project management professional certificate from the Project Management Institute, a gold seal certificate in estimating from the Canadian Construction Association, a competent communicator certificate from Toastmaster International, and a LEED accredited professional certificate from the Green Building Certification Institute. Adam has enjoyed a successful career estimating projects of varied sizes, ranging from large-scale cost planning to detailed trade take-off. Having bid countless construction projects, he developed a unique and easy-to-understand estimating approach. He has also taught classes at Auburn University and owns the copyrights for a number of spreadsheet estimating programs. Adam currently teaches in the construction management degree program at Red River College. He is a regular contributor to Construction Economist journal, introducing the latest estimating technologies and techniques. Interested readers can also check out Adam's other popular estimating books: DEWALT CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, DEWALT PLUMBING ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, and DEWALT ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, Second Edition.

American Contractors Educational Services has successfully prepared candidates for state required licensing exams since 1991. A team of full time instructors comprises field experience, training expertise and formal education to formulate an effective and dynamic approach to concisely present pertinent test information in a seminar format.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By patrice
Has limited use for the purpose but it does provide an outline to estimate projects. It is good for someone who needs direction

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Very nice.
By Aaron Green
This book is very helpful. The advice it gives a new contract is extremely informative and it provides a great first step into this field.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5DeWalt Construction Estimating Pocket Book
By A.C.C.
The DEWALT Construction Estimating Professional Reference (Dewalt Trade Reference Series)is a great pocket book guide! It has lots of examples, from bid sheets to calculating concrete.
I would recommended for anyone who is in the construction business.

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