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A practical, hands-on guide to real-world construction estimating How to Estimate with RSMeans Datais the only instructional book on construction cost estimating that uses the most popular source of construction cost data, RS Means. This updated fifth edition includes new coverage on the role of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the estimating process, and over 300 sample problems and exercises that show you how to apply cost data to your building project based on the RS Means 2015 Building Construction Cost Data. The companion website provides access to RS Means CostWorks data, allowing you to use real-world numbers in your practice estimates, and the included Instructor's Manual provides step-by-step solutions to problems in the book. Focused on the practical aspects of estimating, this book emphasizes the application of estimating techniques which are transferable to any estimating software through problem solving and the ground-up creation of complete construction project estimates. Estimating skills are fundamental to the construction industry, and are applied by all parties at all levels throughout the industry.
This book is a hands-on guide to the techniques and tools used to create a thorough estimate, with plenty of opportunities for practice. * Apply cost data to all aspects of the building project * Practice your skills on over 300 sample problems * Construct a complete estimate using RSMeans Besides being an essential construction skill, learning estimating helps you become familiar with reading and understanding construction blueprints and how construction assemblies are built. Mastery of these vital skills is important to your future career, and How to Estimate with RSMeans Data is your ideal guide to a solid foundation.
How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction
Chapter 1: Basic Calculations RSMeans Cost Data Format Productivity and Activity Duration Equipment Costs City Cost Indexes and Location Factors Chapter 2: Spreadsheet Types Manual Spreadsheets Electronic Spreadsheets Using RSMeans CostWorks Additional RSMeans CostWorks Features Square Foot and Cubic Foot Costs Chapter 2 Exercises Set A Chapter 2 Exercises Set B Chapter 3: Cost Estimating: An Introduction Introduction Definitions Types and Purposes of Estimates Types of Contract Award Methods Types of Contract Agreements Chapter 3 Exercises Set A Chapter 3 Exercises Set B Chapter 4: General Requirements Estimating General Requirements Project Duration Architectural and Engineering Fees Workers Compensation Insurance Builder s Risk Insurance Sales Tax Chapter 4 Exercises Set A Chapter 4 Exercises Set B Chapter 5: Adjusting RSMeans Data to Job Conditions Markups on Labor Cost Interpolation between RSMeans Items Substituting Known Local Labor Rates Overtime Productivity Loss and Extra Pay Effect of Inflation/Cost Escalation Unit Consistency RSMeans CostWorks Estimator Adding, Changing, or Deleting Costs Chapter 5 Exercises Set A Chapter 5 Exercises Set B Chapter 6: Concrete (Division 3) Types of Concrete Estimating Concrete Additional Estimating Examples Chapter 6 Exercises Set A Chapter 6 Exercises Set B Chapter 7: Masonry (Division 4) Types of Masonry Estimating and Waste Allowances Productivity Factors Quantity Takeoff Chapter 7 Exercises Set A Chapter 7 Exercises Set B Chapter 8: Metals (Division 5) Estimating Structural Steel Chapter 8 Exercises Set A Chapter 8 Exercises Set B Chapter 9: Wood and Plastics, Thermal and Moisture Protection (Divisions 6 7) Wood and Wood Products Nominal versus Real Dimensions Thermal and Moisture Control Estimating Wood-Framed Structure Using Units of Quantity Chapter 9 Exercises Set A Chapter 9 Exercises Set B Chapter 10: Doors and Windows, Interior Finish, and Equipment (Divisions 8 14) Using RSMeans Costs Division 8: Openings Division 9: Finishes Division 10: Specialties Division 11: Equipment Division 12: Furnishings Division 13: Special Construction Division 14: Conveying Equipment Chapter 10 Exercises Set A Chapter 10 Exercises Set B Chapter 11: Fire Suppression, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical (Divisions 21 28) Fire Suppression Plumbing Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Communications Electronic Safety and Security Chapter 11 Exercises Set A Chapter 12: Earthwork (Division 31) Types of Earthwork Soil Excavation Truck Capacity Excavate by Hand or Machine? Optimum Number of Trucks per Loader Equipment Rental Costs for Short or Long Periods Renting versus Owning Equipment Chapter 12 Exercises Set A Chapter 12 Exercises Set B Chapter 13: Equipment Analysis Equipment Depreciation Equipment Expenses Equipment Rental Chapter 13 Exercises Set A Chapter 13 Exercises Set B Chapter 14: Assemblies Estimating Preliminary Cost Estimating Assemblies Estimates Combining Assemblies and Unit Costs Chapter 14 Exercises Set A Chapter 14 Exercises Set B Chapter 15: Approximate Estimates RSMeans Project Costs Using RSMeans Project Costs Chapter 15 Exercises Set A Chapter 15 Exercises Set B