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Estimating for Residential Construction

Estimating for Residential Construction
By David Pratt

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Book Description

Estimating for Residential Construction offers a concise introduction to residential estimating processes and to the steps involved in accurately preparing a cost estimate. Author David Pratt uses clear, straightforward language to describe the basic arithmetic of residential construction work, along with logical explanations of how to prepare takeoffs. Readers will learn how to price excavation and site work, concrete, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, as well as the general expenses and sub-trade work. Specifics on how to prepare a bill of materials from a takeoff, how to summarize and prepare a bid for a custom home, assessing markup on an estimate, and how to review a bid before it is submitted to the client is also covered as well as information on preparing estimates for remodeling jobs.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #932766 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Cengage Learning
  • Published on: 2005-04-27
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x .72" w x 8.50" l, 1.44 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 320 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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About the Author
David Pratt is a construction cost consultant and quantity surveyor. He has taught courses in construction estimating and cost management at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and is a lecturer in construction costing at the University of Calgary. Mr. Pratt has been a long-time member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and he holds degrees in quantity surveying from Liverpool College of Building and in economics from the University of Calgary.

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5Best for Beginners
By TrailWolf131
If you want to come a Cost Estimator in profession, this is good to begin with.

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5Great Book!!
By brunosdad1
This book satisfied my needs and then some!!! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn at their own pace!!

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