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Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide

Format: Paperback & CD   316 Pages
ISBN: 1572180714   Author: Michael C. Stone
Publisher: Craftsman

The main reason that contractors go broke, in almost all cases, comes from not charging enough for the work that is done. This book shows you a time tested formula on how to develop the correct markup, and includes a number of problems for the reader to assure their thorough understanding of the math and the principles involved. The book is easy to understand by non-accountants.

To help you keep your company organized, the book includes sample worksheets and sales contracts, lead sheets, subcontract forms, notification forms, job schedules, checklists and other blank forms. Add your company's name, address or logo, and then photocopy them as you need them. Or, use the FREE CD-ROM included inside the back cover.

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Construction Databook: Construction Materials and Equipment Construction Databook: Construction Materials and Equipment

Hardcover: 688 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Pro; 2nd edition
(February 12, 2010) ISBN: 0071613579

Up-to-Date Details on Construction Materials and Equipment: A thoroughly revised, all-inclusive compendium, Construction Databook, Second Edition contains hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, and illustrations covering all of the materials and equipment most frequently used at a typical job site. Ideal for both commercial and residential projects, this one-stop resource will help you run any construction job more efficiently and economically.

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Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction

Format: Paperback  296 Pages
ISBN: 0071445064
Author: Ernest Burden  Publisher: McGraw-Hill

The Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction is the #1 resource in the building industry

With a straightforward A-Z organization, and more photos, drawings, and diagrams than any other illustrated dictionary, this dictionary will be a mainstay on the shelves of anyone involved in the building industry. The wide range of topics makes it the only single volume reference to cover all aspects of design, construction, and related business terminology. No other illustrated construction dictionary covers design, the coordination between the entire design and project delivery process, and the business aspects of the building industry.

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Building Trades Dictionary Building Trades Dictionary

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 4th Ed.
(January 1, 2007)  ISBN: 0826904068

A comprehensive reference for tradesworkers. Building trades, basic engineering, and architectural terms are presented in a highly illustrated, concise format. Emphasis is placed on construction tools and equipment, materials, and processes. Similar to a standard dictionary, terms are defined, synonyms are identified, and illustrations are provided. Over 1500 terms have been added to this edition and existing terms have been revised to reflect changes in the industry.

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Means Spanish/English Construction Dictionary Means Spanish/English Construction Dictionary

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: R.S. Means Co; 2nd Expanded edition
(February 2006)  ISBN: 087629817X

English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English.This new tool is designed to facilitate communication among Spanish- and English-speaking construction communities--improving quality of performance and job-site safety. It features the most common words and phrases used in the construction industry with easy-to-follow pronunciations. An essential tool for contractors, construction workers, architects, building officials, and students in apprenticeship and training programs.

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Construction & Maintenance Daily Log Construction & Maintenance Daily Log

Format: Hardcover   400 pages
ISBN: 0976658844
Author: Safety Meeting Outlines Inc.
Publisher: Safety Meeting Outlines

The Construction and Maintenance Daily Log helps you record all of the day's important events. Improved record keeping will lead to better project organization, a better understanding of the work and the costs, fewer hassles over disputed changes and ultimately increased profitabilty.

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Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance

Hardcover: 395 pages
Publisher: Atlas (January 1, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1933345268

Running your Business is simple with Construction Daily Log Set!  With 365 undated log pages, this book will allow you to effortlessly keep track of daily events and occurrences on the jobsite including weather conditions, craftspeople, contract extras, equipment usage and rental, material purchases, overall progress, safety concerns, accidents and more with the Construction Daily Project Log for Construction & Maintenance. You'll have better control over your resources and costs with the ability to keep accurate records of jobsite activities, document events during the course of construction, compare the accuracy of initial estimates, and gauge your overall productivity. Complete with enough log sheets to track more than 12 months of work.

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Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles, 2nd Edition Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles, 2nd Edition

Paperback  356 Pages
ISBN: 0130910554   Author: Bartholomew
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Exceptionally practical and authoritative, this introduction to construction contracting as it applies to typical, every-day situations explains “theoretical” ideas in terms of what really happens in practice. Intendend for managers rather than lawyers, it emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs that help avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of a project.

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Construction Law for Managers, Architects, and Engineers Construction Law for Managers, Architects, and Engineers

Hardcover   528 Pages
Author: Nancy J. White   ISBN: 141804847X 
Publisher & Mfg: Cengage Learning

The construction industry now has a clear, targeted resource for learning pertinent legal principles. Traditional books focus on general legal principles or general construction practices, while this book focuses on that critical place where the law and construction practices intersect. From labor law to contracts, property law to insurance, Construction Law for Managers, Architects, and Engineers uses real-world examples and clear, straightforward business language to transform complex legal jargon into relevant, applicable legal principles and strategies. This book serves as an ideal reference for managers, architects, engineers, construction executives, as well as a useful learning tool for students seeking the knowledge to succeed in these important fields.
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