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2008 National Earthwork & Heavy Equipment Estimator
(1 customer reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #6890003 in Books
- Published on: 2007-11
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.50" h x 8.25" w x .75" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 318 pages
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An essential reference
By Midwest Book Review
Construction projects by their very nature are complex, expensive, and fundamentally necessary to the economic well-being of the community. The volatility of the marketplace, the fluctuating costs of supplies, the operational and maintenance costs of vehicles and equipment; the complexity of the diverse elements to be considered in a construction project, even economic trends with respect to such considerations as inflation and the rising cost of fuel, make estimating and bidding projects to be an essential skill for any successful construction business or enterprise. That's why Dan Atcheson's "2008 National Earthwork & Heavy Equipment Estimator" is recommended as an invaluable and indispensable tool. Every aspect is considered including site preparation; cut and fill operations; topsoil, slabs and paving; roadwork; soil swell and shrinkage; spoil, borrow and soil balancing; basement excavation; trench excavation; grade beams and drilled piers; excavating equipment; moving vehicle performance; loaders; trucks and wagons; tractors and bulldozers; scraper; soil compaction; rock blasting and ripping; and paving. Enhanced with the addition of an accompanying 'Job Cost Wizard' CD-Rom (requiring a Windows 98 or higher computer platform) "2008 National Earthwork & Heavy Equipment Estimator" is an essential reference and it should be noted that monthly price updates on the Craftsman website are free and automatic during the entire 2008 calendar year.