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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATORS & PRICE GUIDES

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2012 National Construction Estimator w/CD-ROM 2012 National Construction Estimator w/CD-Rom
by Dave Ogershok and Richard Pray

Paperback: 672 pages 60th Annual Edition
Publisher: Craftsman; Bk/CD edition
ISBN-10: 1572182571 (November 30, 2011)
The 60th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, labor cost, and total installed cost. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation.

Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates, and more...

2011 National Construction Estimator w/CD-Rom

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Code of Estimating Practice Code of Estimating Practice

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 7th ed
(July 27, 2009) ISBN: 1405129719

This code of practice, long established as a leading publication for the construction industry, provides an authoritative guide to essential principles and good practice in estimating for building work. The seventh edition includes new material on estimating strategy, tendering, procedures and best practice, as well as the build-up of unit rates of cost, overheads and profit, and e-commerce.

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2011 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator w/CD-ROM 2011 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator w/CD-Rom 
(National Repair and Remodeling Estimator)

Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: Craftsman Book Co; 34th Bk/CD ed
ISBN-10: 1572182504 (November 29, 2010)

Let this book be your guide for pricing remodeling costs for 2011. Its reliable, up-to-date material costs and labor figures are based on thousands of repair and remodeling jobs throughout the U.S. There are listings for both high- and low-volume builders, so prices can be easily customized for any size business.

Includes a FREE CD-ROM with a stand-alone estimating program. You can change any labor or material price to create a price for your crews -- based on the jobs you've done and your crew's productivity. Add your markup and profit with a keystroke.

2010 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator w/CD Rom

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2011 National Home Improvement Estimator w/CD-ROM 2011 National Home Improvement Estimator w/CD-ROM
(National Home Improvement Estimator)

Paperback: 517 pages
Publisher: Craftsman; Bk/CD ed
ISBN-10: 1572182466 (November 15, 2010)
Hard-to-find costs for demolition, foundations, framing, structural repairs, decking, deck repairs, insulation, roofing repairs, window repair and replacement and much more--just about every cost needed for estimating home repair is included in this book.

FREE Estimating CD-ROM with a stand-alone estimating program that totals prices when you include the quantities, Adding your zip code to your estimates automatically adjusts labor, material, and equipment costs to your area of the U.S. or Canada. Price updates are free on the Web for 2011.

2010 National Home Improvement Estimator w/CD-Rom

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2011 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator w/CD-ROM 2011 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator w/CD-ROM
(National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator)

Paperback: 488 pages
Publisher: Craftsman; Bk/CD ed
ISBN-10: 1572182490 (November 11, 2010)
If you estimate remodeling, renovation, or insurance work, you'll be amazed at the encyclopedia of hard-to-locate renovation and insurance estimates in this reference. Every item includes the material cost, the remove and replace cost, the labor cost, and the crew cost. These costs are given for every type of job and every type of material you're likely to be called on to replace. Over 600 clear illustrations help you to identify what's being estimated.

Includes a FREE CD-ROM with a stand-alone estimating program that uses all the costs and descriptions in the book. You can change any cost or desription and add your own markup and profit with a keystroke.

2010 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator w/CD-ROM

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2012 National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator w/CD-Rom 2012 National Renovation and Insurance Repair Estimator
by Jonathon Russell

Paperback: 488 pages
Publisher: Craftsman; Bk/CD ed
ISBN-10: 1572182628 (November 30, 2011)
Provides current prices for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated.

Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates, and more...

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RS Means Building Construction Cost Data 2011 RS Means Building Construction Cost Data 2011
by Waier, Babbitt, Baker & Balboni

Paperback: 883 pages
Publisher: RS Means Co; 69th Annual ed
ISBN-10: 1936335034 (September 28, 2010)
Updated for 2011 with expanded unit price cost data for estimating, planning, and budgeting in 2011. Presented in this 69th edition are more than 23,000 updated unit costs for building components, arranged in the new CSI MasterFormat 2010 classification system. Includes city cost indexes and location factors covering more than 930 locations in the U.S. and Canada. All RSMeans cost data titles include FREE quarterly updates via email-- a comprehensive quarterly report on market indicators and construction price trends.

RS Means Building Construction Cost Data 2010

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RS Means Square Foot Costs 2011 RS Means Square Foot Costs 2011
by Balboni, Babbitt and Baker

Paperback: 505 pages
Publisher: RS Means Co; 32nd Annual ed
ISBN-10: 1936335204 (December 2010)
Useful for anyone who needs rapid budget cost estimates in the office, with a client, or in the field. This manual provides clear descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. For those preparing more detailed estimates, costs are broken down into "assemblies" component specifications and costs. This fully illustrated section simplifies component identification and pricing.

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RS Means Residential Cost Data 2012 RS Means Residential Cost Data 2012
by RS Means Engineering Department

Paperback: 675 pages
Publisher: RS Means Co; 31st edition
ISBN-10: 193633545X (October 31, 2011)
Organizes every aspect of residential construction pricing into 3 major estimating sections, square foot costs, assemblies costs, and unit costs, for reliable and fast estimates. It features square foot cost models for popular types of residential construction in a simple-to-use format.

RS Means Residential Cost Data 2011

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Contractor's Pricing Guide 2010: Means Residential Square Foot Costs RS Means Residential Square Foot Costs Contractor's Pricing Guide 2010
(Means Contractor's Pricing Guides)

Paperback 291 pages
Publisher: RS Means ISBN: 0876298315
New from RS Means!  The Unit Costs Section gives you more than 8,000 construction items-from site work to finish work. The Reference Section includes more than 30 pages of backup information on how the costs are developed and what they include. Complete with step-by-step instructions, scheduling tools, illustrations, and more. With factors for over 930 locations, you can easily adjust the material and labor costs to your own area.

2009 Edition Contractor's Pricing Guide: Means Residential Square Foot Costs

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Contractor's Pricing Guide 2010: Means Residential Detailed Costs RS Means Residential Detailed Costs Contractor's Pricing Guide 2010
(Means Contractor's Pricing Guides)

Paperback  433 pages
Publisher: RS Means  ISBN: 0876298307
The 2010 Means Residential Detailed Costs covers every aspect of construction pricing needed to prepare detailed project estimates.

The Unit Costs Section gives you more than 8,000 construction items from site work to finish work. With factors for over 930 locations, you can easily adjust the material and labor costs to your own area. Unit Costs for Thousands of Residential Building Components, Cost Adjustment Factors for Your Location, Daily Productivities & Standard Crews, Overhead & Profit Guidance and more.

2009 Edition Contractor's Pricing Guide: Means Residential Detailed Costs

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RS Means Contractor's Pricing Guide: Residential Repair & Remodeling 2012 RS Means Contractor's Pricing Guide: Residential Repair & Remodeling 2012
by RS Means Engineering Department

Paperback: 315 pages
Publisher: RS Means Co; 31st edition
ISBN-10: 1936335484 (October 31, 2011)
Designed specifically for home improvement and repair contractors, insurance restoration contractors, and anyone who does small construction jobs for homeowners. This essential 2012 cost book gives you total unit price costs for every aspect of the most common repair and remodeling projects, in a format organized for the way you build – from frame to finish.

RS Means Contractor's Pricing Guide: Residential Repair & Remodeling 2011

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DeWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook DeWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook

Paperback: 400 pages & CD-ROM
Publisher: DeWALT; 1st edition
(December 4, 2009) ISBN: 1435498992

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...

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Adams PowerEstimator Construction Pro Estimating Software Adams PowerEstimator Construction Pro Estimating Software

Format: Software
By Adams Business Forms
ASIN: B0038JR39G Mfg # ALB503SW

Adams PowerEstimator Construction Pro Estimating Software is a Microsoft Excel based software that assists your contractor business. It features customizable unit cost data and built-in comprehensive reporting and allows you to print estimates directly from your computer. Adams Home PowerEstimator software was designed with the small business business owner in mind. Streamlines all aspects of your contractor business.

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