Quick Card: Construction Estimating: Estimating Concepts. Inc Builder's Book.

Quick Card: Construction Estimating: Estimating Concepts.

Builders Book, Inc., 01/2007. Item #23647
ISBN: 9781889892696

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


Labor costs


 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)

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Price: $7.95

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