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Estimating in Building Construction 8th Edition by Steven J. Peterson and Frank R. Dagostino | PDF Free Download.
The eighth edition continues to build on the strong foundation of the previous editions. The need for estimators to understand the theory behind quantification is critical and must be fully understood prior to performing any computerized estimating.
This underlying premise has been one of the guiding principles that began with Mr. Dagostino and continue with the current author.
This edition uses extensive examples and exercises to demonstrate the estimating methodology and the organization of the estimate. Estimating is an art that relies heavily on the judgment of the person performing the takeoff.
A person’s estimating skills can only be developed with practice; therefore, the reader is encouraged to work the example problems and apply the skills taught in this book.
Since the estimate is used throughout the project, the assumptions and methodologies assumed must be documented and organized so that subsequent users will have access to this knowledge.
The intent of this revision is to expand the estimating material covered by this book and to bring other material in line with current industry practices. The following is a list of key changes and additions that have been made to this edition:
Over 200 problems have been added to the chapters.
Chapter 4 has been rewritten to give the reader a better overview of the estimating process.
A discussion of the use of building information modeling (BIM) in estimating has been added to Chapter 5. PREFACE Estimating problems using a building information model for a wood-framed office building (included on the companion website) have been included in the problem sets of many of the chapters.
A discussion of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Davis-Bacon Act has been added to Chapter 7.
Chapter 8 has been rewritten to provide a more thorough discussion of equipment costs.
Chapter 17 has been rewritten to provide a more thorough discussion of estimating electrical.
Chapter 18 has been rewritten to provide a more thorough discussion of estimating plumbing, including fire sprinklers.
Chapter 19 has been rewritten to provide a more thorough discussion of estimating HVAC.
Chapter 20 has been rewritten to provide a more thorough discussion of profit.
A bid simulation has been added to the instructor resource materials.
Student instructions for the bid simulation are found in Appendix H.All supplementary plans for the Appendices can be found at the Pearson Careers Resources for Students website (http://www. pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/) by searching for the book by title or going to Browse by Discipline and choosing Civil and Construction Technology.
I thank the following for their insightful reviews: Stuart Bernstein, University of Nebraska; Daniel Castro, Georgia Institute of Technology–Atlanta; Soon-Jae Lee, Texas State University; and Charles Parker, East Tennessee State University
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