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How to Estimate with Means Data and CostWorks: Learn How to Estimate Using the Nation's Most Recognized Construction Cost Data with CD (RSMeans)
by:Saleh A. Mubarak
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items now with expanded coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, finish work and roofing. A new chapter provides professional estimating guidance for plumbing (including fire suppression), mechanical and electrical. Over 300 estimating...
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items now with expanded coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, finish work and roofing. A new chapter provides professional estimating guidance for plumbing (including fire suppression), mechanical and electrical. Over 300 estimating exercises show you, in detail, how to estimate for a broad range of construction items and systems including how to calculate general conditions and equipment costs.Additional features include:Expert advice on preliminary or design-stage estimates, such as when and how to use Assemblies and Square Foot estimating techniquesTips from professional practitioners, including widely used formulas and rules of thumb.Guidance on how to use the features of CostWorks EstimatorFEATURES:Includes a fully functional instructional version of Building Construction Cost DataCD-ROM.Learn how to export your cost lists to a spreadsheet, or customize them using CostWorks Estimator. The CD also includes:Cost data organized according to the 2004 CSI MasterFormat numbering systemTwo sets of plans (residential and light commercial) to practice your estimating techniques in the context of an actual projectFully worked-out solutions to sample estimating problems
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