DeWalt Construction Estimating Complete Handbook
DeWalt Construction Estimating Complete Handbook 2nd Edition is a real-world reference guide to construction estimating. The book is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables and step-by-step tutorials to help readers navigate every step of the construction estimating process. The book focuses on "how-to" essentials, with on-the-spot answers, visual examples and a strong focus on key factors affecting profit, such as marketing, bid planning, drawing review, scope planning, quantity take-off, pricing, quote evaluation, cost summary and bid closing for all trades and divisions. It also presents practical solutions for the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, including fierce competition, material price volatility, skilled labor shortages and strict regulations. The book also illuminates the relationship between estimating and project management, with coverage of overhead expenses, value engineering, turnover meeting and change order pricing.
Includes detailed tutorials for Microsoft Excel spreadsheet estimating.