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2005 National Construction Estimator
(2 customer reviews)
53rd Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates. Revised annually. Included with National Estimator CD-ROM: * Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks
* Free Online Technical Support – for the National Estimator Software
* Free Monthly National Estimator Updates – Updates to the 2005 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Monthly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2005. You'll be prompted when it's time to collect the next update. A connection to the Web is required.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3832495 in Books
- Published on: 2004-11
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.23" h x 8.46" w x 10.98" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 661 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
A superb, professional-quality, industry-standard reference
By Midwest Book Review
Now in its 53rd updated edition, 2005 National Construction Estimator is a no-nonsence resource designed expressly to aid in estimating labor and material costs, manhours, and city cost adjustments for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. 2005 National Construction Estimator consists almost entirely of tables listing prices for each piece of hardware (or manhours); an index allows for swift lookup of individual components. Monthly price updates are automatically available on the web throughout 2005, for free; an accompanying CD-ROM features "National Estimator", a program that will aid the reader since it has all the book's cost estimates plus an easy-to-use Windows program that allows one to quickly and efficiently add up totals for a final ballpark figure. A program called Job Cost Wizard transforms estimates into invoices and exports to QuickBooks Pro. A superb, professional-quality, industry-standard reference.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Great for weekenders or construction pros.
By The Old Philosopher
I have been using the National Construction Estimators for about 30 years now. I've found that their information is amazingly accurate. I first started using NCE for residential construction as a small contractor in the 1970s. During the 1980s and 1990s I used the latest revision for job costing at major government facilities. Since 2000 I'm using the latest edition to cost out repairs and upgrades to apartment buildings. Each year they get the latest prices and revise the book. This year is no exception, the latest edition is full of facts, figures, rules of thumb, detailed material costs, and everything you need to figure construction work from the smallest job to the largest. Whether you want to add up each spike and yard of concrete, or figure estimated complete subcontract work, this book gives you the tools. Residential, multifamily, commercial, or government, it's all here.