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  1. 2009 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2009 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings.

    Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

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    $26.50

  2. 2010 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2010 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    58th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation. Revised annually.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

    In stock

    $31.25

  3. 2010 National Building Cost Manual eBook  (PDF)

    2010 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings.

    Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $26.50

  4. 2011 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2011 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Material, labor, and manhour cost estimates for demolition, foundations, framing, structural repairs, decking, deck repairs, window repair and replacement, door repair and replacement, mold remediation and restorative drying, wall and ceiling repairs, floor repair and replacement, kitchen and bathroom improvement prices, and much more.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $31.88

  5. 2011 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2011 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    59th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation. Revised annually.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

    In stock

    $31.25

  6. 2011 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2011 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings.

    Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $26.50

  7. 2012 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2012 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    A complete guide to estimating painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller. Shows typical costs and bid prices for fast, medium, and slow work, including material costs per gallon; square feet covered per gallon; square feet covered per manhour; labor, material, overhead, and taxes per 100 square feet; and how much to add for profit.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $36.50

  8. 2012 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2012 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Current material, labor, and manhour cost estimates for demolition, foundations, framing, structural repairs, decking, deck repairs, window repair and replacement, door repair and replacement, wall and ceiling repairs, floor repair and replacement, kitchen and bathroom improvement prices, and much more.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $36.88

  9. 2012 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2012 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    60th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

    Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

    New costs for 2012 include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $36.25

  10. 2012 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2012 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings.

    Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $31.50

  11. 2012 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2012 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.

    Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual. Sample estimating and bidding forms and contracts also included. Explains how to handle change orders, letters of intent, and warranties. Describes the right way to process submittals, deal with suppliers and subcontract specialty work.

    New costs added to this 2012 edition include: costs for ASME "H" or "U" stamped, LFUE certified 90% or better green certified boilers, costs for emmission sensing and recording equipment for boilers, costs for self-contained roof-top DX air conditioning units, costs for heat recovery ventilators, roof exhaust fans, makeup air units, ventilation exhausters, energy-effecient exhauster arrays, air balance software, LEED certified boilers, residential heat pumps, LEED certified geothermal heat pumps, LEED certified residential HVAC, LEED certified air to air heat pumps, and much more.

    Revised annually.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $36.62

  12. 2012 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2012 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Current prices in dollars and cents for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $37.25

  13. 2013 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings.

    Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $31.50

  14. 2013 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    61st Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman's eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

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    $36.25

  15. 2013 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator eBook (PDF)

    The complete pricing guide for dwelling reconstruction, repair and remodeling jobs including up-to-date material costs and labor figures, recommended crew sizes, and average production rates.

    Includes separate listings for high- and low-volume builders, and estimating tips specific to repair and remodeling work to make your bids complete, realistic, and profitable.

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    $36.75

  16. 2013 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Current prices and detailed descriptions for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts. Includes many reinstall/salvage cost estimates, hundreds of sample product images and unique architectural items.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $37.25

  17. 2013 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman's eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

    In stock

    $36.62

  18. 2013 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    A complete guide to estimating painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller. Shows typical costs and bid prices for fast, medium, and slow work, including material costs per gallon; square feet covered per gallon; square feet covered per manhour; labor, material, overhead, and taxes per 100 square feet; and how much to add for profit.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman's eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

    In stock

    $36.50

  19. 2013 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Material, labor, and manhour cost estimates for demolition, foundations, framing, structural repairs, decking, deck repairs, window repair and replacement, door repair and replacement, wall and ceiling repairs, floor repair and replacement, kitchen and bathroom improvement prices, and much more.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $36.88

  20. 2014 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings.

    Includes important variables that can make any building unique from a cost standpoint. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $31.50

  21. 2014 National Construction Estimator eBook  (PDF)

    2014 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    62nd Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

    In stock

    $36.25

  22. 2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman's eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

    Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 7.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $36.62

  23. 2014 National Electrical Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Electrical Estimator eBook (PDF)

    This year's prices for installation of all common electrical work: conduit, wire, boxes, fixtures, switches, outlets, loadcenters, panelboards, raceway, duct, signal systems, and more. Provides material costs, manhours per unit, and total installed cost. Explains what you should know to estimate each part of an electrical system.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

    Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 6.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $36.37

  24. 2014 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Material, labor, and manhour cost estimates for demolition, foundations, framing, structural repairs, decking, deck repairs, window repair and replacement, door repair and replacement, wall and ceiling repairs, floor repair and replacement, kitchen and bathroom improvement prices, and much more.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $36.88

  25. 2014 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    A complete guide to estimating painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller. Shows typical costs and bid prices for fast, medium, and slow work, including material costs per gallon; square feet covered per gallon; square feet covered per manhour; labor, material, overhead, and taxes per 100 square feet; and how much to add for profit.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software. Craftsman�s eBooks are copyrighted material, but you may copy/paste or print PDF eBook content for your personal use and re-download an eBook as many times as you need it.

    In stock

    $36.50

  26. 2014 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Current prices and detailed descriptions for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts. Includes many reinstall/salvage cost estimates, hundreds of sample product images and unique architectural items.

    This eBook is the digital version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

    In stock

    $37.25

  27. 2014 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2014 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator eBook (PDF)

    The complete pricing guide for dwelling reconstruction, repair and remodeling jobs including up-to-date material costs and labor figures, recommended crew sizes, and average production rates.

    Includes separate listings for high- and low-volume builders, and estimating tips specific to repair and remodeling work to make your bids complete, realistic, and profitable.

    In stock

    $36.75

  28. Steel-Frame House Construction eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    Steel-Frame House Construction eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    Framing with steel has obvious advantages over wood. Yet building with steel requires skills and knowledge likely to challenge even experienced wood framers. This practical manual explains residential steel framing -- the techniques, tools, materials and procedures used by steel framing pros. Includes hundreds of photos and illustrations. Written by Tim Waite, the acknowledged authority on steel-frame house construction.

    Interested in getting started right away? This text searchable, PDF version of the book is available to download and comes with the same free estimating software offered with the book. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $19.88

  29. Residential Wiring to the 2011 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Residential Wiring to the 2011 NEC eBook (PDF)

    This completely revised book clearly explains how to install rough and finish wiring in new construction, alterations, and additions. It takes you from basic electrical theory to advanced wiring methods, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code. You'll find complete instructions on troubleshooting and repair of existing wiring, with hundreds of drawings and photos showing you how to plan and install wiring to code. Includes demand factors, circuit loads, and the formulas you need. Every subject is referenced to the 2011 NEC, with many of the most-needed NEC tables reproduced to help you install wiring that passes inspection the first time.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $24.00

  30. Residential Wiring to the 2008 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Residential Wiring to the 2008 NEC eBook (PDF)

    This completely revised book clearly explains how to install rough and finish wiring in new construction, alterations, and additions. From basic electrical theory to advanced wiring methods to comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code.

    Here you'll find complete instructions on troubleshooting and repairs of existing wiring. Hundreds of drawings and photos show you how to plan and install wiring to code. Includes demand factors, circuit loads, and the formulas you need. Every subject is referenced to the 2008 National Electrical Code, and there are 21 pages of the most needed NEC tables to help your wiring pass inspection the first time.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $21.00

  31. Pipe & Excavation Contracting Revised ebook (PDF)

    Pipe & Excavation Contracting Revised ebook (PDF) - 2011 Edition

    This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earthmoving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you'll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business. Includes hands-on instructions for operating the equipment and doing the trenching, pipe laying and connecting work and answers to what causes so many skilled equipment operators and pipelayers to fail when they try to start their own business.

    Learn how to find the right kind of work, read and compute quantities from the plans, figure realistic crew and equipment productivity rates, consider job variables, calculate your O & P, then estimate and bid the job, and get the bonds you need. Also, how to deal with change orders and liquidated damages, choosing the right equipment, and handling safety issues.

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    When it comes to doing the actual work, you'll find the combined expertise of two long-time professionals, explaining how to follow and read the surveyor's reference stakes; how to check grade and line with an optical level, transit and pipe laser, and how to use GPS systems. See the best ways to clear the site, including asphalt and rock; handle rock, steep slopes and high groundwater; meet compaction requirements; install septic tanks and drain fields; all common types of water and sewer pipe, and how to do subsurface excavation.

    This new edition includes detailed coverage of the various pipe, joints and fittings now available, and is filled with photos, diagrams, charts, checklists and examples to help you build a career as a successful pipeline contractor.

    This ebook is a text-searchable, PDF version of the printed book.

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    $17.50

  32. Paper Contracting - The How-To of Construction Management Contracting eBook (PDF & ePub)

    Paper Contracting - The How-To of Construction Management Contracting eBook (PDF & ePub)

    Looking for a better way to make a living in construction? Construction consultants are doing that right now. They don't have the headaches common on nearly every project – risk of loss, code compliance, warranty claims, liens, and – always – the need for more capital. If working as a consulting contractor appeals to you – and if you aren't exactly sure how to do it – consider Paper Contracting. The co-author, William D. Mitchell, has completed over 100 projects as a construction consultant – everything from home remodels under $100 thousand to government projects worth over $100 million.

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    $27.75

  33. Moving to Commercial Construction - eBook (PDF)

    Moving to Commercial Construction - eBook (PDF)

    Commercial construction work is usually larger than residential, the payoff is better and you don't have to deal with homeowners. But commercial jobs have risks of their own, and if you are not careful you can lose your shirt.

    If you've been thinking of taking on more commercial jobs, you should have the information in this new book. It offers the general contractor, subcontractor, and designer some step-by-step methods to making the move from residential to commercial construction a successful one.

    Covers finding commercial work, compiling and estimate and presenting a bid, getting through the submittal and shop drawing process, working with owners, architects and subs, and controlling your costs and insuring profit.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

    Free construction forms and contracts from this book you can download and use.

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    $21.00

  34. Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide Revisited eBook (ePub, .mobi for Kindle)

    Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide Revisited eBook (ePub, .mobi for Kindle)

    Few construction companies fail because of poor building practice; they fail because of poor pricing practice. To succeed in a construction business, you have to price your jobs to cover all labor, material and overhead expenses, pay yourself a decent salary, and make a profit that will keep your company thriving. And a large part of that is knowing how to figure the correct markup for your business.

    This eBook is delivered as a zipped file folder and is the electronic version of the book in ePub and .mobi file formats. Be sure your device supports viewing these file types before you buy this product.

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    $39.95

  35. Journeyman Electrician's Preparation & Study Guide - eBook (PDF)

    Journeyman Electrician's Preparation & Study Guide - eBook (PDF)

    This is not only a great study guide filled with sample electrician's exam questions, but it teaches you how to quickly turn to the code section that answers the questions. Most electrician's exams give you about 2 minutes per question – not enough time to browse through 800 pages of fine print looking for each answer. This manual, based on the 2008 and 2011 NEC editions, explains how the Code is organized, so you understand where the information you need is located. Then it shows how to rearrange and tab your copy of the Code to streamline your search efforts. Next, you learn a step-by-step search procedure, in which you're shown how to analyze the question to determine its subject, know where to look in the index, find the exact article, then turn right to the Code section that answers your question.

    THIS eBOOK IS A TEXT-SEARCHABLE, PDF VERSION OF THE PRINTED BOOK. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $17.00

  36. Home Building Mistakes & Fixes eBook (PDF)

    Home Building Mistakes & Fixes eBook (PDF)

    This PDF eBook is an encyclopedia of practical fixes for real-world home building and repair problems. Learn the pitfalls, the painless way, and real-world working solutions for the problems every contractor finds in a home building or repair jobsite.

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    $26.25

  37. Getting Financing & Developing Land eBook (PDF)

    Getting Financing & Developing Land eBook (PDF)

    Developing land is a major leap for most builders—yet, it is where the big money is made. This book gives you the practical knowledge you need to make that leap, from preparing a market study, selecting a building site and obtaining financing, to having your plans approved and controlling your building costs so you can ensure yourself a good profit.

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    $19.50

  38. Fences & Retaining Walls Revised - eBook (PDF, EPUB & MOBI/Kindle)

    Fences & Retaining Walls Revised - eBook (PDF, EPUB & MOBI/Kindle)

    Everything you need to know to run a profitable business in fence and retaining wall contracting. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details.

    This eBook is delivered in PDF, ePub and .mobi file formats. Be sure your device supports viewing these file types before you buy this product. Craftsman Book Co.'s PDF eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader

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    $23.00

  39. Excavation & Grading Handbook Revised eBook (PDF)

    Excavation & Grading Handbook Revised eBook (PDF)

    This new trusted reference has been completely updated to keep excavation contractors, operating engineers, and those learning the trade current with state-of-the-art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques.

    You'll learn how to read topo maps, set crows feet, install water drain and sewer pipes, lay or remove asphaltic concrete, use a laser level, cut drainage channels, and use GPS and sonar for absolute precision.

    Filled with hundreds of tips, pictures, and diagrams and tables every excavation contractor can use.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 5.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $24.50

  40. Estimating Home Building Costs, Revised eBook (PDF)

    Estimating Home Building Costs, Revised eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    This practical guide to estimating home construction costs has been updated with digital Excel estimating forms and worksheets to ensure accurate and complete estimates for your residential projects.

    Simple instructions show how to estimate labor and material costs for each stage of construction, from site clearing to figuring your markup and profit. Every chapter includes a sample cost estimate worksheet that lists all the materials to be estimated.

    This text searchable, PDF version of the book is available to download and also includes the same free forms offered with the book; estimating forms for every area of home construction with built-in formulas in Excel. Microsoft Excel software not included

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    $19.00

  41. 2016 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2016 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF download)

    64th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

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    $43.75

  42. 2016 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2016 National Home Improvement Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Current material, labor, and manhour cost estimates for demolition, foundations, framing, structural repairs, decking, deck repairs, window repair and replacement, door repair and replacement, mold remediation and restorative drying, wall and ceiling repairs, floor repair and replacement, kitchen and bathroom improvement prices, and much more. This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and does not include estimating software.

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    $44.37

  43. Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2017 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2017 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Need help in passing the apprentice, journeyman, or master electrician's exam? This is a book of questions and answers based on actual electrician's exams over the last few years.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format. Craftsman eBooks are for use in the freely distributed Adobe Reader and are compatible with Reader 6.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $33.99

  44. Commercial Metal Stud Framing eBook (PDF)

    Commercial Metal Stud Framing eBook (PDF)

    Framing commercial jobs can be more lucrative than residential work. But most commercial jobs require some form of metal stud framing. This book teaches step-by-step, with hundreds of job site photos, high-speed metal stud framing in commercial construction.This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format.

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    $22.50

  45. Stair Builders Handbook - eBook (PDF)

    Stair Builders Handbook - eBook (PDF)

    If you know the floor-to-floor rise, this handbook gives you everything else: number and dimension of treads and risers, total run, correct well hole opening, angle of incline, and quantity of materials and settings for your framing square for over 3,500 code-approved rise and run combinations – several for every 1/8-inch interval from a 3 foot to a 12 foot floor-to-floor rise.

    This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format..

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    $9.75

  46. Plumber's Handbook Revised eBook (PDF)

    Plumber's Handbook Revised eBook (PDF)

    This new edition explains simply and clearly, in no-technical, everyday language, how to install all components of a plumbing system to comply not only with recent changes in the International Plumbing Code and the Uniform Plumbing Code, but with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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