Standard Estimating Practice 8th Edition is an invaluable "how to" reference manual on the practice of estimating construction projects. It includes basic information applicable to all aspects of estimating and also includes specific information on a wide variety of specialty estimates arranged in CSI format. The book presents a standard set of practices and procedures proven to create consistant estimates. From the order of magnitude, to conceptual design, design development, construction documents, to the bid and the various types of contracts you'll run up against. Every step is covered in detail, from specs and plan review to what to expect on bidding day. The book includes practical checklists to help include everything in bids, including insurance, outside services and taxes, equipment rental and much more. It explains exactly what estimators are expected to provide in the narrative of the level and scope, what to look for during the project evaluation and how to meet expectations regarding value engineering. You'll find exactly what the estimator should look for in the plans that will affect the estimate, the seven important facts that should appear on the cover of every estimate, as well as the 10 essential componsents needed in every cost estimate so it can be understood throughout the trades. The book also provides:
Standard Estimating Practice 8th Edition contains procedures that can be applied on every job, bid day procedures, post bid procedures and estimating procedures for change orders. Also includes practical information on estimating hazardous material, demolition, concrete in hot or cold weather, concrete forming, columns, columns, slabs, rebar, beams and girders, tilt-up concrete, masonry and much more. Contains practical methods for estimating rough and finish carpentry, water repellants, exterior insulation and finish systems, membrane roofing, metal doors and frames, door hardware, gypsum board, acoustical ceilings, wall coverings, painting and coatings, toilet, bath and laundry accessories, mecahnical, grading, trenching, caissons, pavement, curbs and gutters, sewerage, and practically every item an estimator will run up against.