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ISBN-10 0138007209ISBN-13 9780138007201
ISBN-10 0138007195ISBN-13 9780138007195
Author(s): Steven J. Peterson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 432

For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs.

Construction Estimating with Excel, Second Edition, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating. Using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples, the text offers students critical estimating experience. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate, and how to finalize the bid. As students progress through the text they are shown how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills.