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How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction

How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction
By Saleh A. Mubarak, R. S. Means

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Book Description

Using North America's most recognized construction cost data from RSMeans, this step-by-step guide develops problem-solving skills through over 300 sample problems and exercises. All of the major construction items, including site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, and more are covered. Access to a password-protected web site is included, which contains the instruction version of RSMeans Cos/Works, the electronic version of RS Means Building Construction Cost Data, and sample building plans and spreadsheets, enabling you to practice creating a complete construction estimate.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #930659 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-04-17
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.70" h x .80" w x 8.40" l, 1.58 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 320 pages

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From the Back Cover

Learn how to estimate building costs using the leading source of construction cost data

This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items with extensive coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, and other divisions. An important new chapter, Introduction to Cost Estimating, covers many aspects and definitions of cost estimating specific to project management in the construction industry. The only construction cost estimating handbook that uses the most popular source of construction data, RSMeans, this indispensible guide features access to the instructional version of CostWorks in electronic form, enabling you to practice techniques to solve real-world estimating problems.

In addition, How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, Fourth Edition includes:

  • Cost data based on RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data 2011

  • Two sets of actual project plans—residential and light commercial—with which to practice estimating

  • Expert advice on design-stage estimates—when and how to use assemblies and square-foot estimating

  • Tips from professionals, including widely used formulas and rules of thumb

  • Guidance on how to use the powerful features of CostWorks Estimator

How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, Fourth Edition comes complete with more than 300 end-of-chapter exercises, many with answers, that show how to estimate for a broad range of construction items and systems, including general conditions and equipment costs.

About the Author

Dr. Saleh Mubarak, PE, holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering, with specialization in construction management. He has over twenty-two years of diversified experience as a civil engineer, cost estimator, scheduler, project controls manager, and professor. He has taught professional seminars all over the world. Dr. Mubarak is currently the head of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Qatar University. He is a leading authority in construction planning, scheduling, and project control, and the author of Construction Project Scheduling and Control.

RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, has been the leading publisher of construction cost data for over sixty years. The company provides products and services to more than 250,000 construction professionals throughout the United States and Canada.


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5Great for educational use
By James Reitz
The software alone is worth the price of the textbook!

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1Very disappointed. And you can't benefit from this book without ...
By Truthiness
The CD did not load properly. The error message stated that I was to sign on as administrator. I am administrator. I have never had a problem loading any software programs, downloaded or from CD, ever before this. Very disappointed. And you can't benefit from this book without the CD. Everything refers you to the CD, and then the CD doesn't work. Sending back.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Sergio Arias Solorzano
Excellent

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