Estimating for Residential Construction, 2E is intended for two-year and four-year post-secondary construction programs. It is written to provide readers with the resources they need to learn how to estimate construction costs for residential construction and remodeling projects using the latesttechnology and following the methods employed by estimators in the residential sector.
About the Book
The purpose of this book is to describe a simple, step-by-step estimating methodology that can be used to develop accurate construction cost estimates in a minimal amount of time.
Although this book focuses on smaller projects typically undertaken by residential builders, the techniques developed here are applicable to a wide variety of project types, from single-family homes to multi-unit high-rise buildings.
The examples used here are a single-family residence, a four-unit apartment complex, and a small renovation project. These projects were chosen to be relatively simple so that the reader can concentrate on estimating techniques without spending time unraveling complex details.
The estimating process described in this book is not intended to be a radical new method of estimating, but is essentially what professional estimators are doing today, and what estimators have always done, but much more quickly, accurately, and thoroughly, using all the latest technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the estimating process The estimating process is much faster, more accurate, and more thorough using all the latest technology that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the estimating process.