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DEWALT® Construction Estimating Complete Handbook

ISBN 13: 9781435498990

ISBN 10: 1435498992

Author: Adam Ding; American Contractors Educational Services

Pages: 400

Published: 12/04/2009

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A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT® Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough understanding of the important profit-making factors within the industry, its comprehensive coverage includes marketing, bid planning, scope review, quantity take-off for all trades and divisions, cost analysis, value engineering, Excel® spreadsheet estimating, and more. Based on the author's extensive experience in estimating, this valuable resource aims to provide workable solutions to the unprecedented challenges that construction professionals face today, from a weak economy and fierce competition to material price volatilities, skilled labor shortages, and strict regulations.

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  • Enhances learning with graphic examples and screenshots.
  • Rounds out comprehensive coverage with expert recommendations on making the estimating process more efficient.
  • Facilitates comprehension with a straight-forward, to-the-point, and "no-nonsense" format.
  • Offers one-of-a-kind instruction with tutorials for Excel spreadsheet estimating accompanied by step-by-step instructions.
  • Supplements learning with practical tools, like detailed quantity take-off examples and checklists.
  • Free online learning component offers additional information
Author Bio
Adam Ding
Adam Ding, M.Sc., PQS, GSC, PMP, CC, LEED AP (BD+C), is a professional estimator with extensive experience in a variety of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, heavy/civil, and sustainable infrastructure projects. He holds a master's degree in building construction from Auburn University, a professional quantity surveying diploma from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a project management professional certificate from the Project Management Institute, a gold seal certificate in estimating from the Canadian Construction Association, a competent communicator certificate from Toastmaster International, and a LEED accredited professional certificate from the Green Building Certification Institute. <BR />Adam has enjoyed a successful career estimating projects of varied sizes, ranging from large-scale cost planning to detailed trade take-off. Having bid countless construction projects, he developed a unique and easy-to-understand estimating approach. He has also taught classes at Auburn University and owns the copyrights for a number of spreadsheet estimating programs. Adam currently teaches in the construction management degree program at Red River College. He is a regular contributor to Construction Economist journal, introducing the latest estimating technologies and techniques. Interested readers can also check out Adam's other popular estimating books: DEWALT CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, DEWALT PLUMBING ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, and DEWALT ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE, Second Edition.
American Contractors Educational Services
American Contractors Educational Services has successfully prepared candidates for state required licensing exams since 1991. A team of full time instructors comprises field experience, training expertise and formal education to formulate an effective and dynamic approach to concisely present pertinent test information in a seminar format.
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Table of Contents
1. Estimating Preparation.
2. Quantity Take-off.
3. Pricing.
4. Evaluating Quotes.
5. Cost Summary.
6. Post-Bid Estimating.
7. Excel Spreadsheet Estimating.