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Building construction estimating is the determination of probable construction costs of any given project. Many items influence and contribute to the cost of a project; each item must be analyzed, quantified, and prices. Because the estimate is prepared before the actual construction, much study and thought must be put into the construction documents. The estimator who can visualize the project and accurately determine its cost will become one of the most important persons in any construction company. 
For projects constructed with the design-bid-build (DBB) delivery system, it is necessary for contractors to submit a competitive cost estimate for the project. The competition in construction bidding is intense, with multiple firms vying for a single project. To stay in business, a contractor must be the lowest-qualified bidder on a certain number of projects, while maintaining an acceptable project margin. This project margin must provide the general contractor an acceptable rate of return and compensation for the risk associated with the project. Because the estimate is prepared from the working drawings and the project manual for a building, the ability of the estimator to visualize all of the different phases of the construction project becomes a prime ingredient in successful bidding. 

Title of the Book

Estimating in Building Construction
Seventh Edition
Frank R. Dagostino
Steven J. Peterson

Contents of the Book

  • Introduction to Estimating
  • Contractors Bonds and Insurance
  • Project Manual
  • The Estimate
  • Computers in Estimating
  • Overhead and Contigencies
  • Labor
  • Equipment
  • Excavation
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Doors and windows
  • Electrical 
  • Plumbing
  • Finishes
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Profit
  • Other Estimating Methods

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Saad is a civil engineer by profession and love to explore innovative ideas relevant to construction, civil engineering, and home improvement. He loves writing about concrete, DIY guides, home improvement tips, technologies, and more.
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