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  1. 2016 National Electrical Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2016 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.

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    $43.87

  2. 2016 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2016 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.

    In stock

    $39.00

  3. 2016 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2016 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

    $44.25

  4. 2016 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2016 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.

    In stock

    $44.00

  5. 2016 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2016 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

    $44.75

  6. 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

  7. Estimating Excavation eBook (PDF)

    Estimating Excavation eBook (PDF)

    How to calculate the amount of dirt you'll have to move and the cost of owning and operating the machines you'll do it with.

    Detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to assign bid prices to each part of the job, including labor and equipment costs. Also, the best ways to set up an organized and logical estimating system, take off from contour maps, estimate quantities in irregular areas, and figure your overhead.

    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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    $19.75

  8. 2013 National Electrical Estimator PDF eBook (PDF)

    2013 National Electrical Estimator PDF 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'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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    $36.37

  9. Construction Estimating Reference Data PDF eBook (PDF)

    Construction Estimating Reference Data PDF eBook (PDF)

    Manhours for installing nearly every type of construction material, including site work, concrete work, masonry, steel, carpentry, thermal & moisture protection, doors & windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, plumbing, mechanical and electrical.

    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 7.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $29.50

  10. Concrete Construction eBook (PDF)

    Concrete Construction eBook (PDF)

    This comprehensive concrete PDF eBook has both the tried-and-tested methods and materials, and more recent innovations. It covers everything you need to know about concrete along with Styrofoam forming systems, fiber reinforcing adjuncts, and some architectural innovations, like architectural foam elements, that can help you offer more in the jobs you bid on.

    Every chapter provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each task, with hundreds of photographs and drawings that show exactly how the work is done.

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    $14.38

  11. Building Code Compliance for Contractors & Inspectors eBook (PDF)

    Building Code Compliance for Contractors & Inspectors eBook (PDF)

    An answer book for both contractors and building inspectors, this manual explains what it takes to pass inspections under the 2009 International Residential Code. It includes a code checklist for every trade, covering some of the most common reasons why inspectors reject residential work – footings, foundations, slabs, framing, sheathing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, energy conservation and final inspection.

    Knowing in advance what the inspector wants to see gives contractors an (almost unfair) advantage. To pass inspection, just go down the checklists in this manual before the inspector arrives. Even better, use this manual as a guide to what constitutes good construction practice – and is almost certain to pass inspection.

    This manual will be worth many times the cover price:

    • If your fingers are crossed every time an inspector walks on the job.
    • If failed inspections are an embarrassing waste of time and money.
    • If you want to build a reputation for professional-quality work.
    • If you need to improve relations with code-enforcement personnel.

    The author steps you through the entire permit process, item by item – permit processing, plan review, zoning, site development, all the codes (IRC, IBC, IPC, IMC, etc.), and rules recommend for both contractors and inspectors:

    • Tips for developing good relations with the building inspector.
    • What to do and what to avoid when your job doesn't pass inspection.
    • What to do if you feel you're being treated unfairly (appeals).
    • Where the inspector has latitude and when it doesn't pay to argue.
    • Dozens of tips to ensure you pass the next inspection.
    • Who to ask for at the building department when you need help.

    But this is more than a guide to code-compliance. It's also a handbook for building inspectors and anyone interested in a code enforcement career. The author explains how to qualify yourself for a job at the local building department, how to sail through the examination and interview process, and what it takes to be an effective code enforcement official.

    If your work requires getting permits and passing inspections, put this manual to work on your next job.

    The Author: Lynn Underwood is Chief Building Official for Norfolk, Virginia. He has been a code enforcement official for nearly 30 years, holds a dozen certifications, including plans examiner, building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical inspector, and has conducted hundreds of on-site inspections. There's lifetime of code-compliance and enforcement savvy between the covers of this manual.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format. 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 6.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $16.25

  12. Builder's Guide to Accounting Revised - 10th Printing eBook (PDF)

    Builder's Guide to Accounting Revised 2010 - 10th Printing eBook (PDF)

    Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. This practical guide explains all accounting methods builder's typically use, and shows how to meet state and federal accounting requirements. Recommended reading for many state contractor's exams and each chapter ends with a set of test questions. 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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    $17.75

  13. Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Revised - PDF eBook (PDF)

    Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Revised - PDF eBook (PDF)

    This completely-revised edition brings this comprehensive manual fully up-to-date with all the latest plumbing codes.

    It is the journeyman's and apprentice's guide to installing plumbing, piping, and fixtures in residential and light commercial buildings: how to select the right materials, lay out the job and do professional-quality plumbing work, use essential tools and materials, make repairs, maintain plumbing systems, install fixtures, and add to existing systems.

    Includes extensive study questions at the end of each chapter, and a section with all the correct answers.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format. 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 6.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

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    $22.37

  14. Basic Engineering for Builders - 8th Printing eBook (PDF)

    Basic Engineering for Builders - 8th Printing eBook (PDF)

    If you've ever been stumped by an engineering problem on the job, yet wanted to avoid the expense of hiring a qualified engineer, you should have this book. Here you'll find engineering principles explained in non-technical language and practical methods for applying them on the job. You'll learn understand engineering functions in the plans and how to meet the requirements, how to get permits issued without the help of an engineer, and anticipate requirements for concrete, steel, wood and masonry. See why you sometimes have to hire an engineer and what you can undertake yourself: surveying, concrete, lumber loads and stresses, steel, masonry, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

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    $19.75

  15. 2015 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2015 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

    $44.25

  16. 2015 National Renovation & Insurance Repair Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2015 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

    $44.75

  17. 2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator eBook (PDF)

    Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Includes sample estimating and bidding forms and contracts.

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    $44.12

  18. 2015 National Painting Cost Estimator eBook (PDF)

    2015 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.

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    $44.00

  19. 2015 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF download)

    2015 National Construction Estimator eBook (PDF download)

    63rd 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

  20. 2015 National Building Cost Manual eBook (PDF)

    2015 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.

    In stock

    $39.00

  21. Construction Forms for Contractors eBook (PDF)

    Construction Forms for Contractors eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    Running a construction company is never easy. Here are 78 practical forms, letters and checklists guaranteed to help streamline your office, organize your jobsites, collect the records and documents you need, keep a handle on your subs, reduce estimating errors, administer change orders and lien issues, monitor crew productivity, track your equipment use, account for your tools, and more.

    Those forms that require calculations, such as profit and loss reports, bid summary log, new home estimate or remodeling estimate, have been set up in Excel, complete with formulas. Simply enter your costs or quantities in a spreadsheet and it automatically calculates for you. No more math mistakes. Other forms – like change orders, expense, reports, subcontract agreements, and warranties, are formatted RTF, and PDF forms – ready for you to type in the addresses and names. In this package, you'll find the forms you need to achieve the accurate, thorough records every business requires, without having to put in a lot of time or effort.

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    $24.25

  22. Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks 2012 eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks 2012 eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    QuickBooks can save you hours of time in keeping your books and keeping track of your finances. But setting up the new 2012 QuickBooks can be complex and time-consuming.

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks 2012 can save hours of time in setting up and putting to use all the new features that this 2010 edition offers. QuickBooks Pro isn't just for taxes. You can use it for payroll, keeping track of your vendors and subs -- even job costing (comparing your estimated costs to your actual costs and finding out where you're making and losing money.)

    If you'd rather be building homes than burning the midnight oil trying to balance your books, you should have this new eBook. It includes a template for a construction company to help speed your set up.

    Interested in getting started right away? This text searchable, PDF version of the book is available to download and comes with the same sample QuickBooks files 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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    $29.25

  23. Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2006 eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2006 eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    QuickBooks Pro can save you hours of time in keeping your books and keeping track of your finances. But setting up the new 2006 QuickBooks Pro can be complex and time-consuming.

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2006 can save hours of time in setting up and putting to use all the new features that this 2006 edition offers. QuickBooks Pro isn't just for taxes. You can use it for payroll, keeping track of your vendors and subs -- even job costing (comparing your estimated costs to your actual costs and finding out where you're making and losing money.)

    If you'd rather be building homes than burning the midnight oil trying to balance your books, you should have this new book. It includes a template for a construction company to help speed your set up, an estimating program with a 5000-item database, a program that converts your estimates into QuickBooks forms so you can compare with your actual costs, and blank construction forms for your use.

    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 and forms 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.


    The National Estimator System Requirements:

    • PC with 300 megahertz or higher Intel (or equivalent) processor recommended; 233 MHz minimum required.
    • Operating Systems:
      • Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME or Windows 98SE.
    • Requires up to 160 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
    • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive.
    • Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device.
    For Internet access:
    • DSL or Cable recommended; 56 kilobytes per second (Kbps) or higher-speed modem minimum.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher), Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.0, or Mozilla 1.7 minimum.
    ShowMe Tutorial System Requirements:
    • 800x600 or higher video resolution required.
    • To listen to video tutorial - Sound card and speakers or headphones.

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    $25.75

  24. Estimating Electrical Construction Revised eBook (PDF)

    Estimating Electrical Construction Revised eBook (PDF)

    Like taking a class in how to estimate materials and labor for residential and commercial electrical construction. The original version was by an A.S.P.E. National Estimator of the Year, using the traditional estimator's tools – pencil, paper and calculator. Teaches how to do a plan take-off, deal with suppliers, modify labor units to suit, and write the bid summary to prepare an accurate estimate, both manually and electronically. Provides access to the software, plus over 60 free construction estimating forms. This eBook 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.

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    $29.50

  25. Estimating & Bidding for Builders & Remodelers-5th Edition eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    Estimating & Bidding for Builders & Remodelers-5th Edition eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    All the information you need for estimating and bidding construction and home improvement projects. Explains what you need for a career as a construction estimator, how to construct a take-off from the plans, how to check the details of an estimate, prepare a schedule, deal with subs, and calculate project overhead and profit. Also covers how to estimate remodeling work for typical remove and replace jobs, and include markup for remodeling work.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format and includes Craftsman's National Estimator software download.

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    $44.75

  26. Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2014 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2014 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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    $29.75

  27. Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2011 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2011 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.

    Almost a thousand multiple-choice questions -- exactly the type you'll find on the exam -- cover every area of electrical installation: electrical drawings, services and systems, transformers, capacitors, distribution equipment, branch circuits, feeders, calculations, measuring and testing, and more. It gives you the correct answer, an explanation, and where to find it in the latest NEC. Also tells how to apply for the test, where to get your application form, how best to study, and what to expect on examination day.

    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.

    This is a tool every journeyman and master electrician candidate will find worth several times the small expense.

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    $27.25

  28. Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2008 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2008 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.

    Almost a thousand multiple-choice questions -- exactly the type you'll find on the exam -- cover every area of electrical installation: electrical drawings, services and systems, transformers, capacitors, distribution equipment, branch circuits, feeders, calculations, measuring and testing, and more. It gives you the correct answer, an explanation, and where to find it in the latest NEC. Also tells how to apply for the test, where to get your application form, how best to study, and what to expect on examination day.

    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.

    This is a tool every journeyman and master electrician candidate will find worth several times the small expense.

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    $24.75

  29. Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2005 NEC eBook (PDF)

    Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2005 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.

    Almost a thousand multiple-choice questions -- exactly the type you'll find on the exam -- cover every area of electrical installation: electrical drawings, services and systems, transformers, capacitors, distribution equipment, branch circuits, feeders, calculations, measuring and testing, and more. It gives you the correct answer, an explanation, and where to find it in the latest NEC. Also tells how to apply for the test, how best to study, and what to expect on examination day.

    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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    $19.75

  30. Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2002 NEC - eBook (PDF)

    Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2002 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.

    Almost a thousand multiple-choice questions – exactly the type you'll find on the exam – cover every area of electrical installation: electrical drawings, services and systems, transformers, capacitors, distribution equipment, branch circuits, feeders, calculations, measuring and testing, and more.

    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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    $18.75

  31. Electrical Blueprint Reading Revised eBook (PDF)

    Electrical Blueprint Reading Revised eBook (PDF)

    Shows how to read and interpret electrical drawings, wiring diagrams, and specifications for constructing electrical systems. Shows how a typical lighting and power layout would appear on a plan, and explains what to do to execute the plan. Describes how to use a panelboard or heating schedule, and includes typical electrical specifications.

    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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    $14.88

  32. Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2007 eBook (PDF)

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2007 eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    QuickBooks Pro can save you hours of time in keeping your books and keeping track of your finances. But setting up the new 2007 QuickBooks Pro can be complex and time-consuming.

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2007 can save hours of time in setting up and putting to use all the new features that this 2007 edition offers. QuickBooks Pro isn't just for taxes. You can use it for payroll, keeping track of your vendors and subs -- even job costing (comparing your estimated costs to your actual costs and finding out where you're making and losing money.)

    If you'd rather be building homes than burning the midnight oil trying to balance your books, you should download this new e-book. It has text-searchable features and includes links to templates you can download to help speed your set up, an estimating program with a 5000-item database, a program that converts your estimates into QuickBooks forms so you can compare with your actual costs, and blank construction forms for your use.

    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 and forms 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.


    The National Estimator System Requirements:

    • PC with 300 megahertz or higher Intel (or equivalent) processor recommended; 233 MHz minimum required.
    • Operating Systems:
      • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME or Windows 98SE.
    • Requires up to 160 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
    • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive.
    • Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device.
    For Internet access:
    • DSL or Cable recommended; 56 kilobytes per second (Kbps) or higher-speed modem minimum.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher), Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.0, or Mozilla 1.7 minimum.
    ShowMe Tutorial System Requirements:
    • 1024 x 768 or higher video resolution required.
    • To listen to video tutorial - Sound card and speakers or headphones.

    In stock

    $26.50

  33. Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2008 eBook (PDF)

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2008 eBook (PDF) & Software Download

    QuickBooks Pro can save you hours of time in keeping your books and keeping track of your finances. But setting up the new 2008 QuickBooks Pro can be complex and time-consuming.

    Contractor's Guide to QuickBooks Pro 2008 can save hours of time in setting up and putting to use all the new features that this 2008 edition offers. QuickBooks Pro isn't just for taxes. You can use it for payroll, keeping track of your vendors and subs -- even job costing (comparing your estimated costs to your actual costs and finding out where you're making and losing money.)

    If you'd rather be building homes than burning the midnight oil trying to balance your books, you should have this new eBook. It includes a template for a construction company to help speed your set up, an estimating program with a 5000-item database, a program that converts your estimates into QuickBooks forms so you can compare with your actual costs, and blank construction forms for your use.

    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 and forms 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.


    The National Estimator System Requirements:

    • PC with 300 megahertz or higher Intel (or equivalent) processor recommended; 233 MHz minimum required.
    • Operating Systems:
      • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME or Windows 98SE.
    • Requires up to 160 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
    • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive.
    • Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device.
    For Internet access:
    • DSL or Cable recommended; 56 kilobytes per second (Kbps) or higher-speed modem minimum.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher), Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.0, or Mozilla 1.7 minimum.
    ShowMe Tutorial System Requirements:
    • 1024 x 768 or higher video resolution required.
    • To listen to video tutorial - Sound card and speakers or headphones.

    In stock

    $27.38

  34. Contractor's Guide to the Building Code - 2006 IBC & IRC eBook (PDF)

    Contractor's Guide to the Building Code - 2006 IBC & IRC eBook (PDF)

    This PDF eBook cuts through the “legalese” of the code books. It explains the important requirements for residential and light commercial structures in plain, simple English so you can get it right the first time.

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    $33.38

  35. Contractor's Survival Manual Revised eBook (PDF)

    Contractor's Survival Manual Revised eBook (PDF)

    Explains what it really takes to survive hard times in the construction industry and how to take full advantage of the profit cycle in good economic times. Whether you're just getting started or have been bidding jobs and meeting payroll for years, this practical manual will suggest unique ways to overcome your most persistent problems getting through a debt crisis: what to do when bills can't be paid, finding money and buying time, conserving income, trans ferring debt, handling creditors, choosing assets to liquidate, setting payment priorities, cash float techniques, alternatives to bankruptcy, dealing with lawsuits, judgments and liens and laying the foundation for recovery.

    You won't find conventional advice in this book. Instead, expect to learn what's really needed to survive, stabilize and thrive as a construction contractor.

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    $19.00

  36. Craftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia eBook (PDF)

    Craftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia eBook (PDF)

    Step-by-step installation advice for just about any residential construction, remodeling, or repair task you're likely to face. Written in clear, everyday English with illustrations and diagrams that show how to build or install each part of the job. There's even a manhour table for each item covered so you'll know how long they should take.

    This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format. 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 6.0 or above. Get Adobe Reader.

    In stock

    $32.50

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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.

    In stock

    $36.37

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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.

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    $37.25

  49. 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.

    In stock

    $36.75

  50. 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.

    In stock

    $36.25

   

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