8th edition of Estimating in Building

Estimating in Building Construction 8th Edition by Steven J. Peterson and Frank R. Dagostino


  • Introduction to Estimating
  • Project Manual
  • Overhead and Contingencies
  • Labor
  • chapter
  • The Estimate
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Excavation
  • Web Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
  • Doors and Windows
  • Finishes
  • Profit
  • Other Estimating Methods

The eight edition of Estimating in Building Construction continues to create strong foundations of the previous editions. it's important for estimators to know the idea that lies behind quantification and must fully understand before performing any computerized estimation.

This underlying premise has acted just like the guideline which began with Mr. Dagostino and now continues with the present author.

To demonstrate the estimating methodology and therefore the organization of the estimate variety of examples and exercises are added during this edition. Estimation is an art which depends heavily on the person performing the takeoff.

Estimation skill of an individual can only be developed by practice, which is why the reader is inspired to figure the instance problems and apply the talents which are taught within the book.

Throughout the project estimation is employed , which is why it's important to document and organize the assumptions and methodologies used in order that the next users can have access to the knowledge.

The purpose of this revision is to expand the estimating materials which is roofed by this book and to bring along other material consistent with the present industry practices. Stated below are the important changes and addition made during this edition:

  1. quite 200 problems are added to the chapters.
  2. to offer the readers a far better overview of the estimating process Chapter 4 has been rewritten.
  3. In Chapter 5 a discussion of the utilization of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in estimation has been added. within the Preface estimating problems using the building information model for a wood-framed office block has been added within the problem sets of variety of chapters.
  4. In Chapter 7 you'll find a discussion of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Davis-Bacon Act.
  5. to supply a far better and thorough discussion on equipment cost chapter 8 has been rewritten.
  6. a far better and more thorough discussion on estimating electrical has been provided by rewriting Chapter 17.
  7. to supply a good more thorough discussion on estimating plumbing, including fire sprinklers Chapter 18 has been rewritten.
  8. A more thorough discussion of estimating HVAC is provided that Chapter 19 has been rewritten.
  9. For a good more thorough discussion on profit Chapter 20 has been rewritten.
  10. To the trainer resource materials, a bid simulation has been added.

You can find the scholar instruction for the bid simulation in Appendix H. In Pearson Careers Resources you'll find all supplementary plans for the Appendices (pearsonhighered.com) just by checking out the book just by its title otherwise you can even attend browse discipline and choose Civil and Construction technology.

8th edition of Estimating in Building