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2003 National Construction Estimator (National Construction Estimator, 51st ed)
(2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #7752280 in Books
- Published on: 2002-10
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.75" h x 8.25" w x 1.25" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 616 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
Solid information for appraisers
By T. Shields
With the increasing price of Marshal & Swift books, it is nice to have an affordable source of cost data like Ogershok's books. While updates are not quarterly, I find this tiny difference is not a factor in the typical appraiser's practice. I was also surprised to find that insurance adjusters often use this series of manuals instead of M & S or M&S/Boeckh. A claims adjuster told me that many in the insurance industry relied upon the Craftsman databases and avoided M & S products.
The price is right and the product works well for estimating both repairs and new construction. I have switched from M & S / Boeckh to Craftsman and Means books almost exclusively.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
Packed from cover to cover with tables listing prices
By Midwest Book Review
2003 National Construction Estimator is a specialized resource for the professional construction industry. It is packed from cover to cover with tables listing prices for equipment and materials; estimates for labor and other costs involved in given construction chores; and other matters directly relevant to quickly calculating and recording an accurate estimate. An enclosed CD-ROM contains an easy-to-use program for putting the information of the text to quick and easy use thereby allowing a contractor to arrive upon a useful estimate in just seconds. The 2003 National Construction Estimator is an essential tool and very highly recommended for professionals having to quickly gauge construction costs for residential, commercial, and/or industrial projects.