# Construction Estimating Using Excel, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011

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## Description

For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs.

Construction Estimating with Excel, Second Edition, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating. Using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples, the text offers students critical estimating experience. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate, and how to finalize the bid. As students progress through the text they are shown how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills.

PREFACE

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ESTIMATING

1: The Art of Estimating

2: Overview of the Estimating and Bidding Process>

3: Introduction to Excel

PART II: THE QUANTITY TAKEOFF

4: Fundamentals of the Quantity Takeoff

5: Concrete

6: Masonry

7: Metals

8: Woods, Plastics, and Composites

9: Thermal and Moisture Protection

10: Openings

11: Finishes

12: Fire Suppression

13: Plumbing

14: HVAC

15: Electrical

16: Earthwork

17: Exterior Improvements

18: Utilities

PART III: PUTTING COSTS TO THE ESTIMATE

19: Material Pricing

20: Labor Productivity and Hours

21: Labor Rates

22: Equipment Costs

23: Crew Rates

24: Subcontract Pricing

25: Markups

26: Pricing Extensions

27: Avoiding Errors in Estimates

PART IV: FINALIZING THE BID

28: Submitting the Bid

30: The Estimate as the Basis of the Schedule

31: Ethics

PART V: ADVANCED ESTIMATING WITH EXCEL

32: Converting Existing Forms

33: Creating New Forms

34: Proposals and Beyond

Appendix A: Review of Estimating Math

Appendix B: Sample Job Cost Codes

Appendix C: Sample Labor Productivity Rates

Appendix D: Model Scopes of Work

Appendix E: Glossary

Appendix F: Index of Drawing Sets

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Construction Estimating Using Excel, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
Format: Safari Book

\$71.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-800720-1