Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional, 3rd Edition

Autor WJ Del Pico
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 23 noi 2023
A step-by-step guide to estimating building costs for contractors--updated to align with CSI MASTERFORMAT(TM) 2020 Few aspects of a construction project are more fundamental than the cost estimate, which can mean the difference between a professionally executed project and a financial and legal disaster. Properly handled, a construction cost estimate can protect both the contractor and the client from losing money on a project. The estimate is the first step toward a successful project. For contractors, therefore, the knowledge required to construct an accurate price estimate is critical. Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional provides this knowledge in a thorough and comprehensive guide. It takes readers step-by-step through the process of constructing a cost estimate, and provides guidance for incorporating cost estimates into budgeting, scheduling, project management, and more. The result is a fundamental guide to this critical aspect of the construction industry. Readers of the third edition of Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional will also find: * Fully updated text to reflect the new CSI MASTERFORMAT(TM) 2020 * Analysis of cost considerations, quantity takeoff, pricing, and more * Step-by-step guidance for developing a comprehensive cost estimate * All-new sections covering scope of work, wage scales in the US, and a project overhead checklist * Considerations for adding profit and contingencies to an estimate Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional is an essential resource for contractors in residential and light commercial construction, as well as students studying construction management and construction estimating.
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ISBN-13: 9781394150113
ISBN-10: 1394150113
Pagini: 688
Dimensiuni: 219 x 272 x 25 mm
Greutate: 1.4 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării:Hoboken, United States

Notă biografică

Wayne J. Del Pico is President of W.J. Del Pico, Inc., which provides management and litigation support services in the construction industry. He has more than 40 years of experience in construction management, scheduling, and estimating, and has taught construction courses at Northeastern University, Boston, USA, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he is currently senior affiliated faculty.


Preface xv About the Author xvii Introduction xix CHAPTER 1 The Basis of the Estimate 1 CHAPTER 2 Understanding the Specifications 21 CHAPTER 3 Calculating Linear Measure, Area, and Volume 43 CHAPTER 4 The Quantity Takeoff and Pricing Phases 55 CHAPTER 5 Understanding the Cost Elements of a Unit Price 81 CHAPTER 6 Division 1--General Requirements 95 CHAPTER 7 Existing Conditions 107 CHAPTER 8 Concrete 123 CHAPTER 9 Masonry 153 CHAPTER 10 Metals 193 CHAPTER 11 Wood, Plastics, and Composites 219 CHAPTER 12 Thermal and Moisture Protection 257 CHAPTER 13 Openings 299 CHAPTER 14 Finishes 333 CHAPTER 15 Specialties 379 CHAPTER 17 Fire Suppression 409 CHAPTER 18 Plumbing 421 CHAPTER 19 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) 443 CHAPTER 20 Integrated Automation 465 CHAPTER 21 Electrical 469 CHAPTER 22 Communications, Electronic Safety, and Security 497 CHAPTER 23 Earthwork 507 CHAPTER 24 Exterior Improvements 533 CHAPTER 25 Utilities 559 CHAPTER 26 Profit and Contingencies 583 CHAPTER 27 Estimating by Computer 595 CHAPTER 28 Conceptual Estimating 613 Solutions to Questions And Problems 619 Index 655