Title: Quick Card: Construction Estimating: Estimating Concepts
From the Publisher;
This 6-page guide (same low price as our 4-page cards!) provides a collection of checklists, formulas, quick look-ups and tables for the estimator. A great reference for the general contractor and subcontractor alike.
Pointers on creating accurate and profitable estimates
Rules-of-thumb on realistic estimates
Estimating reminders: a list of often-overlooked items that can make or break a project
Basic weights and measures and equivalents
Calculating areas and volumes for circles, squares and rectangles, parallelograms, triangles and trapezoids, trapezoidal prisms (typical of walls, footings and piers), etc.
Common sources of estimating errors
Tables of decimal equivalents: minutes, hours and days
Basic Cycle times (30-, 45-, 60-, 75- and 90-seconds)
Typical Cycle times for excavators, loaders, and dump trucks
Estimating math and techniques for concrete walls: formwork and concrete, reinforcement, misc.
Estimating math and techniques for drywall: quick-calculations for rectangular rooms
Stucco and plaster work
Typical thicknesses required for concrete slabs
Additional costs (design, engineering, documentation and permits, owner orientation, etc.)
Rounding off for materials and prices
6 pages, laminated. Builder's Book, Inc. (January 2007)
Author: Builder's Book, Inc.
Publisher: Builders Book, Inc.
Our Price: $7.95
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