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2011 National Building Cost Manual
(2 customer reviews)
Here you'll find quick, reliable costs for cabins, homes, stores, medical offices, supermarkets, farm buildings, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, and goverment buildings.
All you need to do is measure the number of square feet, identify the building type, along with the construction material, design features and class of construction.
Includes a FREE CD-ROM with an estimating program that works just like the book. Use the regional cost adjustment factors to tailor your estimate to any area in the U.S. or Canada.
This is the perfect book for anyone looking for quick, easy appraisals, or building cost estimates based on square feet.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #4922423 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Co
- Published on: 2010-11-08
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.00" h x 8.25" w x .75" l, 1.45 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 274 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Good Book - Good Value
By T. Shields
The CD makes using the book easy. There are two areas they definitely need to work on. First is Manf. Housing. It badly over-values most low cost manf. homes...the older the worse it is. Basically is unreliable there.
The other are Ag buildings. The poultry barns are not well valued and pole barns, light "black" iron, and even "red iron" barns tend to be off from our local costs. The black iron and pole (post and beam) designs rarely reflect the low cost engineering and prices these are actually built on.
BTW, there are a number of post and pier homes appearing with floating slabs and they also lack the category to value those adequately.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent source for cost approach
I have used another cost approach source for many years until it got too costly. Then on the advice of some other appraisers on a blog, I tried this book which comes with an "Estimating CD-ROM". When you install the software you have a desktop icon which you can click and then begin to set up a file for the property you are appraising in which you go through a number of charts to define the subject property. When you finish you have a printable report to place in your file. And the cost was only $53.00 and comes with quarterly updates. Very impressive!!!