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Estimating & Bidding for Builders & Remodelers with CDROM
(3 customer reviews)
Here is all the information you need for estimating and bidding construction and home improvement projects. Explains what you need for a career as a construction estimator, how to construct a take-off from the plans, how to check the details of an estimate, prepare a schedule, deal with subs, and calculate project overhead and profit. Also covers how to estimate remodeling work for typical remove and replace jobs, and include markup for remodeling work. Explains how to profit from estimating commercial work. Includes the National Estimator stand-alone estimating program with a 50,000 item database for residential, commercial, and home improvement work. A video tutorial, and a program that lets you export completed estimates into QuickBooks Pro for job costing, or progressive billing. Other Craftsman databases are compatible and available by download on the Web. Contains the database of the National Construction Estimator and the National Home Improvement Estimator.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3430425 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Co
- Published on: 2005-05
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .55" h x 8.44" w x 10.84" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 268 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
From the Publisher
This unique book provides a background in estimating all types of construction fron small remodels to large shopping centers. It explains how to bid, adjust your markup on different types of jobs, apply unit costs, record job costs for future jobs, and how to actually estimate using the FREE estimating software disk inclosed.
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
but it has been useful to me in many ways
By Bermuda grass
I purchased this book many years ago and have not used it to its full potential, but it has been useful to me in many ways.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Addicted To Books
I originally discovered this book on Craftsman's website along with HUNDREDS of other industry-specific titles and software but ultimately bought from Amazon because of PRICE (Amazon's price is about $20 below Craftsman's and the free super saver shipping clinched it!)
Being new to estimating,I really enjoy the no-fail system that puts every number and calculation right at my fingertips. I was nervous about screwing up the first estimate but once I got used to the National Estimator software, it got really easy, really fast! And, since this program is point and click, there is no need to be a computer geek to use it. If you can use a keyboard and print a page, you can use this software.
One caveat here though - the edition that Amazon is shipping includes the 2006 National Estimator disk. Updating from craftsman's website only updates the 2006 figures NOT 2008, but one call (or email) to Craftsman will have the new disk on its way to you. I received a call back from Craftsman first thing the following morning after requesting the updates and the disk was overnighted immediately.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
An essential instructional reference for professionals
By Midwest Book Review
Now in a fully updated and significantly expanded fourth edition, Richard Langedyk's Estimating & Bidding For Builders & Remodelers includes the National Home Estimator CD-Rom (which includes a 45-minute interactive multimedia tutorial). An essential instructional reference for professionals needing to accurate scope out and reliably estimate the cost of building new structures and/or remodeling existing structures, Richard Langedyk (Senior Instructor for Construction Estimating Institute of America, Sarasota, Florida) draws upon more than twenty-two years of professional experience to show how to avoid common estimating mistakes, determine both labor and material costs, and put in a bid that is expert in both quality and appearance. Estimating & Bidding For Builders & Remodelers is a practical, accessible, superbly organized, comprehensive, and "user friendly" workbook which should be on the personal reference shelf of every professional building contractor.