For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs.
A step-by-step, hands-on introduction to commercial and residential estimating
Construction Estimating with Excel, 3/e, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples. 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.
The Third Edition gives students a broader understanding of construction estimating with a new chapter discussing the role that estimating plays in different project delivery methods and in the design process and how to use data from RSMeans. To bring the book up to date, the material and equipment costs and labor rates have been updated to reflect current costs, and the discussion of Excel (including the figures) is based on Excel 2016. Additionally, content throughout the book has been updated to align to ACCE and ABET student learning outcomes. Student resources are available on the companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/
Cover Title Page Copyright Page Preface Brief Contents Contents PART I INTRODUCTION TO ESTIMATING Chapter 1 THE ART OF ESTIMATING The Estimator Types of Estimates Bid Package Estimating Tools Computerized Estimating Conclusion Problems References Chapter 2 OVERVIEW OF THE ESTIMATING AND BIDDING PROCESS Planning the Bid Pre–Bid-Day Activities Bid-Day Activities Post-Bid Activities Information Flow Conclusion Problems Chapter 3 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL Conventions Used in This Text Workbook Management Working with Worksheets Entering Data Formatting Worksheets Writing Formulas Basic Functions Printing Testing Spreadsheets Conclusion Problems PART II THE QUANTITY TAKEOFF Chapter 4 FUNDAMENTALS OF THE QUANTITY TAKEOFF Performing a Quantity Takeoff Work Packages Communication with the Field Counted Items Linear Components Sheet and Roll Goods Volumetric Goods Quantity-From-Quantity Goods Waste Building Information Modeling (BIM) Conclusion Problems Reference Chapter 5 CONCRETE Forms Reinforcing Concrete Spread Footings Columns Continuous Footings Foundation Walls Beams Slab on Grade Raised Slabs Stairs Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 6 MASONRY Block and Structural Brick Walls Brick Veneer Conclusion Problems Chapter 7 METALS Types of Structural Steel Common Shapes for Structural Steel Beams, Girders, and Columns Joists and Joist Girders Metal Deck Steel Trusses Stairs and Handrail Miscellaneous Steel Conclusion Problems Chapter 8 WOODS, PLASTICS, AND COMPOSITES Floor Systems Walls Roof Systems Finish Carpentry Cabinetry and Countertops Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Reference Chapter 9 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION Waterproofing and Dampproofing Building Paper and Vapor Barriers Insulation Exterior Insulation Finish System Shingle Roofs Siding, Soffit, and Fascia Membrane Roofing Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems References Chapter 10 OPENINGS Doors Windows Commercial Storefront Glazing Hardware Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Reference Chapter 11 FINISHES Metal Stud Partitions Gypsum Board Tile Suspended Acoustical Ceilings Wood and Laminate Floors Sheet Vinyl Vinyl Composition Tile Rubber Base Carpet and Pad Paint Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 12 FIRE SUPPRESSION Conclusion Problems Chapter 13 PLUMBING Water Supply Drain-Waste-and-Vent System Fixtures and Equipment Conclusion Problems Chapter 14 HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC) Residential HVAC Systems Commercial HVAC Systems Conclusion Problems Chapter 15 ELECTRICAL Residential Wiring Commercial Wiring Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 16 EARTHWORK Characteristics of Soils Swell and Shrinkage Geometric Method Average-Width-Length-Depth Method Average-End Method Modified-Average-End Method Cross-Sectional Method Comparison of Methods Backfill Soils Report Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 17 EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS Asphalt and Base Site Concrete Landscaping Sample Takeoff for the Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 18 UTILITIES Excavation Bedding Utility Lines Backfill Conclusion Problems PART III PUTTING COSTS TO THE ESTIMATE Chapter 19 MATERIAL PRICING Shipping Costs Sales Tax Storage Costs Escalation Conclusion Problems Chapter 20 LABOR PRODUCTIVITY AND HOURS Factors Affecting Labor Productivity Historical Data Field Observations National Reference Books Labor Hours Conclusion Problems Reference Chapter 21 LABOR RATES Billable Hours Wages Fair Labor Standards Act Davis–Bacon Act Labor Contracts State and Local Employment Laws Cash Equivalents and Allowances Payroll Taxes Unemployment Insurance Workers’ Compensation Insurance General Liability Insurance Insurance Benefits Retirement Contributions Union Payments Other Benefits Annual Costs and Burden Markup Conclusion Problems References Chapter 22 EQUIPMENT COSTS Depreciation and Interest Taxes and Licensing Insurance Storage Hourly Ownership Cost Tires and Other Wear Items Fuel Lubricants and Filters Repair Reserve Leased Equipment Rented Equipment Conclusion Problems Chapter 23 CREW RATES Conclusion Problems Chapter 24 SUBCONTRACT PRICING Request for Quote Writing a Scope of Work Historical Bid Selection Conclusion Problems Chapter 25 MARKUPS Building Permits Payment and Performance Bonds Profit and Overhead Conclusion Problems Reference Chapter 26 PRICING EXTENSIONS Detail Worksheet Material Costs Labor Costs Equipment Costs Total Cost Summary Worksheet Sample Estimate: The Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 27 AVOIDING ERRORS IN ESTIMATES List Cost Codes Spend More Time on Large Costs Prepare Detailed Estimates Mark Items Counted During the Quantity Takeoff Double-Check All Takeoffs Include Units in Calculations Automate with Spreadsheets Use Well-Tested and Checked Formulas Double-Check All Calculations Perform Calculations in Two Ways Drop the Pennies Have Someone Review the Estimate Review Each Cost Code as a Percentage of the Total Cost Check Unit Costs for Each Cost Code Compare Costs to Those for Another Project Allow Plenty of Time Conclusion Problems PART IV FINALIZING THE BID Chapter 28 SUBMITTING THE BID Bid Submission With Standardized Documents Writing a Proposal Writing a Business Letter Letter Formats Writing E-Mails Conclusion Problems Chapter 29 PROJECT BUYOUT Subcontracts Purchase Orders Contracts for Materials Conclusion Problems Chapter 30 THE ESTIMATE AS THE BASIS OF THE SCHEDULE Estimating Durations Sample Durations: The Residential Garage Conclusion Problems Chapter 31 ETHICS Work Ethic Bidding Practices Loyalty to Employer Ethical Dilemmas Conclusion Problems Reference PART V ADVANCED ESTIMATING Chapter 32 CONVERTING EXISTING FORMS Creating the Layout Adding Formulas Automating with Macros Testing the Worksheets Adding Error Protection Conclusion Problems Chapter 33 CREATING NEW FORMS Planning New Forms Setting Up the Spreadsheet Series Naming Cells Adding Dropdown Boxes Referencing Worksheets in a Formula Concatenate Lookup and Vlookup Proposals Conclusion Problems Chapter 34 OTHER ESTIMATING METHODS Design Process Delivery Methods Project Comparison Method Square-Foot Estimating Assembly Estimating And Beyond Conclusion Problems Reference Appendix A REVIEW OF ESTIMATING MATH Lengths Scaling Pythagorean Theorem Areas Volumes Conversion Factors Appendix B SAMPLE JOB COST CODES Appendix C SAMPLE LABOR PRODUCTIVITY RATES Appendix D SAMPLE EQUIPMENT COSTS Appendix E MODEL SCOPES OF WORK Footings and Foundations Framing Finish Carpentry Drywall Floor Coverings Painting and Staining Fire Sprinklers Plumbing HVAC Electrical Earthwork and Utilities—Roads and Parking Lots Landscaping Appendix F GLOSSARY A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Appendix G INDEX OF DRAWING SETS INDEX A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z
1. Disable the AdBlock plugin. Otherwise, you may not get any links.
2. Solve the CAPTCHA.
3. Click download link.
4. Lead to download server to download.