In about five minutes you can estimate the appraised value of nearly any single-family residence or manufactured home considering all the significant cost variables and 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 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$16.99
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: 2020 National Building Cost Manual eBook, 2020 National Estimator costbooks, Drafting House Plans, Home Inspection Handbook, Blueprint Reading for the Building TradesIn stock$129.99
Estimating software with all 11 of Craftsman's 2020 cost databases. Includes free tech support and updates for 2020 calendar year. You pay only one low price.In stock$134.99
Details, details, details …they’re what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim―the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding―provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home’s exterior.In stock$24.95
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: $49.12
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.In stock$88.00
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: $49.37
68th 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: $48.75
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
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
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: $44.00
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
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: $48.87
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: $49.00
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: $49.75
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: $49.25
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$64.75
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$59.99
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$149.50
Published by BNI Building News
Over 14,000 current, reliable mechanical and electrical costs so you can estimate quickly and accurately. All of the data is organized according to the industry standard the CSI MASTERFORMAT so you can find everything you need fast.In stock$129.95
Published by BNI Building News
From meter to duct, conduit to receptacle, this detailed reference book provides extensive coverage of the most technical aspects of building construction.In stock$129.95
Published by BNI Building News
Now you can quickly and easily estimate the cost of renovations, repairs and new construction for all types of commercial buildings such as office buildings, government complexes, schools and hospitals, or other medical facilities. Over 20,000 material and labor prices provide accurate data for detailed estimates, budgets, price checks and change orders.$159.95
Out of stock
Published by BNI Building News
Over 12,000 unit prices provide you with cost coverage for all aspects of construction -- from sitework and concrete, to doors and painting. The cost data is broken down into material and labor costs, to allow for maximum flexibility and accuracy in estimating.In stock$124.95
Published by BNI Building News
Designed specifically for home builders, this costbook is the first place you should turn, whether you're preparing a preliminary estimate, evaluating a subcontractor's bid, or submitting a formal budget proposal.In stock$110.95
Published by BNI Building News
Quickly and easily estimate the cost of all types of home remodeling projects, including additions, new kitchens and baths. Includes material costs for thousands of items based on current national averages (including allowances for transport, handling and storage).In stock$109.95
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.$99.95
Out of stock
Published by BNI Building News Inc.
Now you can quickly and easily estimate the cost of all types of home remodeling projects. Includes demolition, cutting and patching, working around existing conditions, plus minimum quantity and costs.In stock$129.95
Published by BNI Building News Inc
Quickly and easily estimate the cost of all types of public works projects involving roads, excavation, utilities, street lighting, manholes,drainage systems and much more.In stock$135.95
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!
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 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
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 book is designed to help a contractor, bookkeeper and their accountant set up and use QuickBooks Desktop specifically for the construction industry. No use re-inventing the wheel, we have used this system with contractors for over 30 years. It works and is now the national standard. By following the steps we outlined in the book you, too, can set up a good system for job costing as well as financial reporting.In stock$68.50
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
Draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, or an additional to an existing house even if you've never had drafting or design experience. This complete guide to drawing home plans walks you through the process of developed a complete set of plans: visualizing spatial relationships, using standard architectural scales and symbols, sketching preliminary drawings, developing a detailed floor plan and exterior elevations, and preparing a final plot plan. Covers pertinent code requirements.In stock$17.48
How to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. Includes layouts of structural, mechanical, HVAC and electrical drawings. Shows how to interpret sectional views, follow diagrams and schematics, and covers common problems with construction specifications.In stock$8.38
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
Whether you are a facilities manager, engineer, property owner, developer, or anyone else responsible for maintenance operations, this book gives you all of the essential ingredients for understanding and carrying out successful day-to-day management of maintenance activities. Covers structural maintenance, mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance and instrument repair, maintenance of roads and grounds, power plan maintenance, as well as housekeeping, waste management, air and water quality, and safety.In stock$99.95
Everything you need to start your own construction business: setting up the paperwork, finding the work, advertising, using contracts, dealing with lenders, estimating, scheduling, finding and keeping good employees, keeping the books, and coping with success.
If you're considering starting your own construction business, all the knowledge, tips, and blank forms you need are here.In stock$28.50