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Construction Estimating - 2011 National Construction Estimator, 59th Edition (Book & CD-ROM)

2011 National Construction Estimator, 59th Edition (Book & CD-ROM)

2011 National Construction Estimator, 59th Edition (Book & CD-ROM)
From Craftsman Book Company

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Book Description

This 59th edition is Craftsman's most popular reference for pricing construction. You'll find labor and material prices every item needed for constructing a residential, commercial, or industrial cost estimate.

Material Prices: Current costs for every commonly used construction material and thousands of specialty items, based on typical selling prices at building material dealers.

Labor Costs: Find typical contractor costs (including taxes and insurance) to install each of the thousands of materials listed., along with typical manhours per unit. Wage breakdowns for 24 construction trades are provided too. Use the FREE disk enclosed, enter your zip code and the and the material, labor and equipment rate is automatically adjusted for your area.

Typical crew sizes: Labor costs are broken down by typical crew size recommended for the job and hourly rates.

Subcontract costs: Lists bid prices most frequently quoted by specialty contractors, including sub's overhead and profit.

New items for 2011: Prices for pollution control modules, hydronic boilers, windstorm-certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central heating and cooling, central air filter systems, LEED-certification of heating and cooling systems and much more.

FREE Estimating CD-ROM: Includes an electronic version of the book with a stand-alone estimating system that totals prices when you add the quantities. You can customize descriptions, change wage rates, or add extra items. Export your estimates to QuickBooks Pro for job costing to see where you made or lost money from your estimate.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #158096 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-11-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.25" h x 8.75" w x 1.50" l, 3.33 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 672 pages

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4A little skeptical at first
By SMB4
I'll be honest. I was a little skeptical about trusting this program at first. I got it because I mostly do prevailing wage projects and get killed when I try to bid residential projects. I got this one on sale to try it out "I didn't want to spend serious money on something I may never use". I was impressed! I first changed some of the labor prices and went head to head with some of my other bids and it was right there! I want to take it out on a residential call and shoot the customer a bid I'd stand by right there.

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