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.In stock
Starting at: $39.00
Estimating software with all 11 of Craftsman's 2019 cost databases. Includes free tech support and updates for 2019 calendar year. You pay only one low price.In stock$118.50
Craftsman's eLibrary license gives you immediate download access to nearly every PDF eBook in our bookstore for 12 months. Includes a wide range of references for construction pro's and students, including accounting & finance, business & office management, building codes, concrete, electrical, exam preparation, excavation & grading, engineering, estimating & bidding, kitchen design, plumbing & HVAC, remodeling & restoration and much more.
NOTE: Due to author restrictions, Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide Revisited is not included with the Craftsman eLibrary.
RECENTLY ADDED TO eLIBRARY: 2019 National Building Cost Manual eBook, How to Succeed With Your Own Construction Business, Roofing Construction & Estimating, Plumber's Handbook RevisedIn stock$129.99
In about five minutes you can estimate the appraised value of nearly any single-family home considering all the significant cost variables and both physical and functional depreciation. Based on the cost data from the National Building Cost Manual, this is a recurring monthly subscription service, and includes free technical support and unlimited valuation reports. Reports are stored online and can be exported as PDF and Microsoft Word documents, or shared by email.
After subscribing, please allow 20 minutes for your account to become available for use.
Limit one user per subscription.In stock$14.99
The Insurance Replacement Estimator is an online building cost estimating service. Produce quick, credible home building square-foot cost estimates and insurance replacement value reports. A smart resource for adjusters or home owners researching insurance-to-value (ITV) ratios. This "cost approach" valuation is based on the latest version of the National Building Cost Manual. Billed monthly, this subscription service includes free technical support and unlimited valuation reports that are stored online. Reports can be exported as PDF and Word documents, and sent as an email.
After subscribing, please allow 20 minutes for your account to become available for use.
Limit one user per subscription.In stock$9.99
67th 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. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.In stock
Starting at: $43.75
2019 National Building Cost Manual (Book & Estimating Software Download) - 25% DISCOUNT, SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, LIMITED SUPPLY
25% DISCOUNT, SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, LIMITED SUPPLY - Square-foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, military, schools, greenhouses, manufactured homes, fire stations, libraries, churches, government offices and farm buildings. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach. Quickly work up a reliable budget estimate based on actual materials and design features, class of construction, area, shape, wall height, number of floors, and support requirements. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.
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Current labor and material prices for home improvement projects. Provides manhours for each job, recommended crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Material prices are current, with location adjustment factors and free quarterly software updates on the Web. Gives step-by-step instructions for the work, with helpful diagrams, and home improvement shortcuts and tips from an expert.In stock
Starting at: $44.37
This hand selected group of titles will take you through the initial, critical steps to joining the ranks of successful construction contractors. You can do it, and these books will be your guide.In stock
Starting at: $28.50
This new edition explains simply and clearly, in non-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.
Originally written for working plumbers to assure safe, reliable, code-compliant plumbing installations that pass inspection the first time, Plumber's Handbook, because of its readability, accuracy and clear, simple diagrams, has become the textbook of choice for numerous schools preparing plumbing students for the plumber's exams.
Now, with a set of questions for each chapter, full explanations for the answers, and with a 200-question sample exam in the back, this handbook is one of the best tools available for preparing for almost any plumbing journeyman, master or state-required plumbing contracting exam.In stock$44.50
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.In stock
Starting at: $44.12
Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. This practical guide to all accounting methods shows how to meet state and federal accounting requirements, explains the new depreciation rules, and describes how the Tax Reform Act can affect the way you keep records. Full of charts, diagrams, simple directions and examples, to help you keep track of where your money is going.In stock$35.50
Current installation costs for 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.In stock
Starting at: $43.87
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.In stock
Starting at: $44.25
Current prices in dollars and cents and detailed descriptions 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. Includes many reinstall/salvage cost estimates, hundreds of sample product images and unique architectural items.In stock
Starting at: $44.75
Windows-based software for creating fast, reliable estimates of a building's replacement cost. A smart resource for adjusters and appraisers using the cost approach. Get cost estimates for residential, commercial, industrial, public, agricultural, manufactured housing or military structures using current construction data. Use the included regional adjustment factors to tailor the estimate to any U.S. site.In stock$49.75
Windows-based estimating program with cost database containing 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.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing 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.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing 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.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing current labor and material prices for home improvement projects. Provides manhours for each job, recommended crew size, and the labor cost for the removal and installation work. Gives step-by-step instructions for the work, with helpful diagrams and expert home improvement shortcuts and tips.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing 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.In stock$49.99
The National Heavy Construction Estimator (formerly CD Estimator Heavy) includes National Estimator software for Microsoft Windows-based devices, and contains a complete 780-page heavy construction cost estimating database. In-depth coverage of demolition, hazardous materials remediation, tunneling, site utilities, precast concrete, structural framing, heavy timber construction, membrane waterproofing, industrial windows and doors, specialty finishes, built-in commercial and industrial equipment, and HVAC and electrical systems for commercial and industrial buildings.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing current 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.In stock$49.99
Current labor and material prices for thousands of framing and finish carpentry items. Step-by-step instructions for estimating everything from the sill plate to the ridge board, including hundreds of helpful pictures, tables and illustrations. Also includes National Estimator software for Microsoft Windows-based devices.In stock$49.99
Practical tips and techniques to help you develop earthwork estimates and better understand the variables that affect earthwork project costs. Estimating software database includes over 100 pages of current labor, material, and equipment costs for estimating most earthmoving and site work projects, including: dozing, excavating, scraping, loading, motor grading, ripping and soil compacting. For Windows PC's.In stock$49.99
Estimating program with cost database containing current labor and material prices for thousands of concrete and masonry jobs and specialty items. Don't waste hours working up a material list for every job you bid. Instead, use this manual to develop quick, accurate cost estimates. Do the material take-off only when you have the contract. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation.In stock$49.99
CD Estimator puts at your fingertips 85,000 construction costs for new construction, home improvement, remodeling, renovation & insurance repair, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting and concrete & masonry and earthwork and heavy equipment. Also includes Craftsman's National Estimator software for Windows-based devices.In stock$133.50
A complete guide to estimating painting costs for just about any type of residential, commercial, or industrial painting, whether by brush, spray, or roller.In stock
Starting at: $44.00
Designed by the American Society of Professional Estimators as a set of standards to guide professional estimators. It's intended to help every estimator develop estimates that are uniform and verifiable.In stock$99.95
The DCD Guide to Construction Costs also breaks down all unit and summary costs for every type of structure, all organized in the 16-Division CSI Masterformat. It also includes:
- Prevailing wage rates for over 400 U.S. Metropolitan areas (based on the latest data published by the Department of Labor)
- Square foot costs
- Americans with Disabilities costs (ADA)
- Production and demolition rates
- Energy factors
- Purchasing costs
- Equipment rental rates
- And much more!
As of March 15, 2012 all public parks, hotels, country clubs, universities, restaurants, and even condominiums must comply with far-reaching 2010 ADA Standards. This volume presents the new 2010 Standards side-by-side with explanatory guidance and background information from the Department of Justice.In stock$74.95
An Illustrated Guide to CA Title 24 and the ADA Requirements for Accessible Design & Construction. Fully revised & expanded with new illustrations based on the California Building Code effective 2017.In stock$79.95
Explains how to build to California's Title 24 and Federal ADA requirements for accessible design. Hundreds of clear illustrations and charts with critical dimensions that make building to federal accessibility standards easy to understand. Covers building accessibility such as entrances, exits, doors, doorways, ramps, walks and stairways, parking and transportation facilities, public telephones, ATM's, vending machines, drinking fountains, signage, guardrails,curb ramps, walks and sidewalks.In stock$24.95
This massive encyclopedia gives all accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities and contains the full text of the July 2004 ADA and ABA guidelines, organized and presented in an easy-to-use format with an extended index and enhanced illustrations.In stock$89.95
This 6-page laminated guide presents the required elements for compliant interior and exterior facilities: parking, stairs & ramps, hazards, toilet facilities and signage throughout. Clear, full-color illustrations with required dimensions.In stock$7.95
If you'd rather be building homes than burning the midnight oil trying to balance your books, you should have this eBook.In stock$34.25
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.In stock$55.50
A field guide for builders, trade contractors, design professionals, inspectors, and others involved in the design and construction of residential buildings. This portable companion book is based on the 2015 IRC which establishes minimum regulations for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes.In stock$21.95
Real-world advice from a construction attorney on how to bill and collect on your invoices, handle tax issues, figure overhead expenses, deal with contract disputes and calculate a realistic hourly rate to apply on each estimate.In stock$19.95
Learn how to master scheduling to maximize your profits, and create efficient schedules to monitor and control construction progress using Microsoft Project 2010.In stock$39.95
Quicken for Contractors explains how to use Quicken, an affordable, easy-to-understand computer program published by Intuit. It shows step-by-step how Quicken can work in the builder's office, putting accurate bookkeeping within easy reach. This manual does not include the Quicken program, but has instructions and examples, with onscreen "pictures" of familiar forms like checks, deposit slips and time cards that you can create with Quicken.In stock
Regular Price: $32.50
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If you've been thinking of taking on more commercial jobs, you should have the information in this 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.In stock$42.00
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. This guide shows you how to figure the correct markup for your business.In stock$52.50
How to set up and run your construction business to minimize taxes: corporate tax strategy and how to use it to your advantage, and what you should be aware of in contracts with others.
Covers tax shelters for builders, write-offs and investments that will reduce your taxes, accounting methods that are best for contractors, and what the I.R.S. allows and what it often questions.In stock
Regular Price: $26.50
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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, transferring 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.In stock$38.00
In this single, 4-page laminated card, you get all the math essentials you need in contracting. The formulas and rules of thumb for calculating dimensions, surface areas, volume, etc.In stock$7.95
Business Letters for the Construction Industry, A Guide to Construction Communication - Revised Edition
Here you find over 100 professionally written model letters for virtually every difficult situation. Nothing puts your business in the best possible light better than a well-written letter -- especially when you can use that letter to help a bad situation become better. You'll use these letters over and over again to resolve disputes, win new clients, clarify proposals, coordinate with architects, subcontractors and owners, and insurers, schedule meetings and inspections, respond to complaints and situations that may be difficult to deal with.
Practical, comprehensive collection of model letters for virtually every business need. Includes online access to download templates.In stock$69.95
125 forms you can copy and use – or load into your computer (from the FREE disk enclosed). Then you can customize the forms to fit your company, fill them out, and print. Loads into Word for Windows, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, Works, or Excel programs.
You'll find forms covering accounting, estimating, fieldwork, contracts, and general office. Each form comes with complete instructions on when to use it and how to fill it out.
These forms were designed, tested and used by contractors, and will help keep your business organized, profitable and out of legal, accounting and collection troubles. Includes a CD-ROM for Windows™ and Mac.In stock$41.75
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.In stock$48.50