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National Construction Estimator 2013 (National Construction Estimator (W/CD))

National Construction Estimator 2013 (National Construction Estimator (W/CD))
By Richard Pray

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61st Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total installed cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

New costs for 2013 include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators.

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 Quarterly National Estimator Updates Updates to the 2013 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Quarterly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2013. 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: #1626011 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Co
  • Published on: 2012-11-30
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.50" h x 8.30" w x 10.80" l, 3.30 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 672 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Very detailed
By J B
I run an appraisal business and am constantly having to provide estimates for different types of repairs. Once you get used to the format you can provide an estimate that is adjusted to your area and up to date. The CD allows to print or save your estimates so that you may incorporate them into various reports. I would like to see a section similar to RS Means or Swift as for overall construction in the Cost Method is not necessary to give such a detailed cost, a general cost per house category/class and location would be easier.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Great product for the small business
By Jim
The National Construction Estimator is truly worth ever bit of the purchase price. I have purchased several different catalogs to use in my estimating work for my business. This catalog gives the best averages and comes closest to the actual prices which have resulted in my winning many contracts.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By L.Evans
Defective: No CD included as advertised. The whole reason for purchasing this book!!!

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