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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating
By David Pratt

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FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3rd edition presents estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor's work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and compiling bid documents. This book offers readers thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to become a professional estimator by using drawings for two complete projects - one residential and one commercial, thereby leading the reader through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #30930 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Delmar Learning
  • Published on: 2010-06-03
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x 8.75" w x 1.00" l, 2.86 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 496 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

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.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Brandon Smith
It's a textbook...

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
4Good basic estimating textbook
By glennyD
Of the five leading textbooks on construction estimating, this one is easiest to read and comprehend and is very popular. It is a bit out of date and lacks a chapter on roofing which seems to be a major omission.
It opens each chapter with "objectives" so that it is clear to the student what is to be learned from each chapter.

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
3My Opinion
By Manuel S. Martinez
This book focuses more on the "principles" of construction estimating with emphasis on the admin/clerical aspects of it. Specific examples are few and far between.
Dagostino/Figenbaum's book, on the other hand, is at the other end where they have lots of concrete examples and somewhat short on the admin/clerical stuff. If you
are more the office type then buy Pratt's book. If you are more the field type/disect the construction plans then the Dagostino/Figenbaum book will be better for you.
Of course if you are the owner then you had better read both books to make sure your people are getting things right. Incomplete book so only three stars.

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