This new edition of Construction Estimating provides a comprehensive introduction to the estimating practices used in the construction industry. The textbook not only covers how to develop estimates, but also provides a guide to information on drawings and in specifications. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been added throughout. BIM covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components. The content is organized around the CSI MasterFormat” 2011. Construction Estimating provides an excellent resource for commercial contractors, estimators, and those in construction estimating training programs.
Opportunities are provided to prepare estimates using ledger sheets, electronic spreadsheets, and a fully functional version of Sage Timberline Estimating software. The Sage software includes sample databases such as General Contractor, Concrete/Masonry, Drywall, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Industrial databases.