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2006 National Construction Estimator

2006 National Construction Estimator
By Dave Ogershok, richard Pray

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54th 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 2006 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Monthly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2006. You'll be prompted when it's time to collect the next update. A connection to the Web is required.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #3883313 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Co
  • Published on: 2005-10
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.50" h x 8.25" w x 1.25" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 661 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
With over 30,000 construction estimates at your fingertips -- including material costs and labor costs for installing those materials, this 664-page book is a complete encyclopedia of construction costs. Prices are for residential, commercial and industrial construction. Also included with the book is a FREE CD-ROM with all the prices in the book and a stand-alone estimating system. You can print completed estimates or export to Word, Excel, or QuickBooks Pro. FREE Monthly Updates on the Web are available throughout the year of purchase.

From the Back Cover
For All Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction Assemblies – Carpentry, Concrete, Electrical, Masonry, Plumbing, Roofing Cabinets – Corner, Custom, Island, Metal, Utility, Wall, Wood Carpentry – Assemblies, Framing, Glulam Beams, Molding, Paneling, Piecework Rates, Sheathing Concrete – Beams, Finishing, Forming, Foundations, Pouring, Reinforcing, Slabs Cooling – Air Handlers, Chillers, Condensers, Cooling Fans, Cooling Towers, Heat Pumps Demolition – Asbestos, Building, Curbs, Flooring, Foundations, Framing, Roofing, Walkways Doors – Closet, Colonial, Entrance, Fire, French, Glazed, Screen, Sliding Electrical – Breakers, Conduit, Fixtures, Lighting, Panels, Switches, Wiring Excavation – By Equipment Type and Hand, Backfilling, Clearing, Grading, Trenching Finishes – Acoustical Ceilings, Lath and Plaster, Paint, Wallboard, Wallpaper Flooring – Carpet, Composition, Masonry, Tile, Treads and Risers, Vinyl, Wood Hardware – Door Closers, Framing Connectors, Locksets, Straps, Weatherstripping Heating – Baseboard, Ducting, Fans, Furnaces, Heat Pumps, Hydronic, Radiant, Steam, Wall Insulation – Fiberglass, Foil, Perlite, Polystyrene, Urethane, Vermiculite Lumber – Cedar, Fir, Pine, Plywood, Posts, Redwood, Siding, Spruce, Trim Masonry – Accessories, Assemblies, Block, Brick, Flagstone, Marble, Pavers, Reinforcing Metals – Decking, Joists, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Structural Steel, Trusses Pipe – Cast Iron, Concrete, Corrugated Metal, Clay, Ductile Iron, PVC, Transite Plumbing – Cleanouts, Drains, Fire Protection, Pumps, Rough-in, Sinks, Tubs, Water Closets Roofing – Assemblies, Built-up, Corrugated, Elastomeric, Flashing, Shingles, Slate, Tile Site Work – Clearing, Curb and Gutter, Fencing, Irrigation, Landscaping, Paving, Piping Windows – Awning, Casement, Double Hung, Louvered Glass, Sliding, Skylights Free Estimating Disk Enclosed Monthly price updates on the Web are FREE and automatic all during 2006 Inside the back cover of this book you'll find National Estimator, a CD-ROM with all the cost estimates in the book plus an easy-to-use estimating program for Windows. National Estimator works just like a book. Page through the entire book one screen at a time or use the electronic index to search (in seconds) for what you need. Then select the cost estimates you want and copy them to your estimate with the touch of a key. It's quick and easy (costs are extended and columns totaled automatically). And you can change any price or quantity, including subtotals, and add the markup of your choice. Job Cost Wizard Turns estimates into invoices and exports to QuickBooks Pro. Export entire estimates or invoices to track job costs for each item or category in your estimate. Then compare estimated and actual costs for each part of any job. Handles progressive billing (invoices for each part of the job) with QuickBooks Pro. Requires Win 98 or higher.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5Every cost estimate you need for construction
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 have used the latest edition to cost out repairs and upgrades to apartment buildings, and steel structure warehouses. Each year they get the latest prices and revise the book. This year is no exception, the 54th 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. Over the years I've found the NCE to be more accurate than construction estimating guides selling for far more, and worth buying a new edition every year.

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4Info for people who need info
By Chas
The book is nothing fancy but easy to use. The software was an added bonus.

I found its pricing to be consistant with pricing in my area.

At the price, it is hard to go wrong.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5It has everything I need and more!!!!!!
By S. Heitchler
This book helped not only me but my clients.

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