Construction Estimating Reference Data

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Collected in this single volume are the building estimator's most useful reference tables, including 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.



Weight 2.4000
ISBN 978-0-934041-84-3
Page Count 384
Author Ed Sarviel, A.S.P.E.
Publisher Craftsman Book Company
Dimensions 11 x 8-1/2

Collected in this single volume are the building estimator's most useful reference tables:

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.

Material requirement tables that answer the questions: What type is needed? How much should I order?

Each section explains in detail the work being estimated, recommends the appropriate crew size, and suggest what equipment is needed.

Many pages of illustrations, estimating pointers and explanations of the work being estimated are also included.

If you estimate the cost of residential, industrial or commercial construction, this manual will become your most used and most useful estimating reference.

This third edition has been revised to reflect changes in the construction industry since the original edition was published: the use of pneumatic-driven nails for roofing and framing, elimination of nearly all asbestos-containing materials, the introduction of new materials for plumbing, siding, roofing, paneling and other applications, and revision of manhour tables to reflect more recent experience.

Inside the book's back cover, you'll find instructions to download, at no charge, National Estimator, a stand-alone estimating program for Windows PCs.


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 7, Windows 8.
  • Requires up to 160 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resulution video adapter and monitor.
  • Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device.

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Construction Estimating Reference Data
by Ed Sarviel, A.S.P.E.

Contents

Introduction, 3

1 General Requirements, 5
Productivity, 6
Load Allowances, 9
Area and Volume Conversions, 11
English to Metric Conversions, 13
Cubic Measurements, 16
Weight and Time Conversions, 17
2 Site Work, 18
Definitions, 19
Paving, 21
Special Soils, 28
Clearing, 29
Trenching, 29
Blasting and Quarrying, 33
Underwater Excavation, 37
Earthmoving, 39
Backfill, 41
Compaction, 43
Fill, 43
Piles, 45
Trench Shoring, 52
Piping, 53
Underground Electrical, 65
Fencing, 67
Landscaping, 68
Athletic Equipment, 68
Railroad Trackwork, 68
Marine Structures, 69
Demolition and Removal, 70
3 Concrete, 73
Aggregate, 76
Placement, 81
Structural Slabs, 86
Columns, 90
Gypsum Decks, 91
Prestressed Concrete, 92
Finishing, 96
4 Masonry, 98
Materials, 100
Bonds, 104
Brick, 107
Tile, 112
Block, 114
Marble, 120
Terracotta, 120
Glass Block, 121
Stone, 122
5 Metals, 123
Structural Steel, 124
Castings, 127
Structural Aluminum, 127
Open-Web Joists, 128
Decking, 130
Stairs, 133
6 Carpentry, 135
Rough Carpentry, 136
Softwood Lumber, 139
Redwood, 140
Nails, 141
Joists, 146
Softwood Plywood, 151
Particleboard, 154
Fiberboard Sheathing, 154
Finish Carpentry, 155
Hardboard Siding, 157
Wood Flooring, 160
Stairs, 161
7 Thermal and Moisture Protection, 163
Waterproofing, 164
Dampproofing, 166
Building Insulation, 168
Foamboard Sheathing, 173
Roofing Insulation, 175
Preformed Roofing and Siding, 179
Elastomeric Roofing, 183
Built-Up Roofing, 185
Sheet Metal, 194
Caulking and Sealants, 197
8 Doors and Windows, 200
Doors, 201
Hinges, 202
Latches, 204
Panic Exit Devices, 207
Closers, 208
Weatherstripping, 209
Folding Doors, 213
Fire Doors, 215
Rolling Doors, 217
Windows, 218
Glass, 219
Skylights, 223
Curtain Walls, 224
9 Finishes, 228
Lath and Plaster, 229
Gypsum Drywall, 238
Ceramic Tile, 242
Terrazzo, 248
Wood Flooring, 250
Resilient Flooring, 254
Floor Tile, 258
Paints, 260
Wallpaper, 264
10 Specialties, 265
Chalkboards and Directories, 266
Folding Partitions, 267
Toilet Compartments, 269
Bathroom Accessories, 271
Flagpoles, 273
Fireplace Components, 274
Pedestal Floors, 274
11 Equipment, 276
Cabinets, 277
Kitchens, 277
Food Service, 277
Church, 278
Athletic, 279
Library, 279
Medical, 280
Laboratory, 281
15 Mechanical, 282
Plumbing, 283
Valves, 292
Plumbing Fixtures, 299
Rough-in, 306
Drainage and Waste, 306
Vents, 307
Compressed Air Systems, 309
Fire Sprinkler Systems, 310
Steam Heating Systems, 312
Hot-Water Heaters, 319
Warm-Air Heaters, 324
Cooling Systems, 328
16 Electrical, 336
Wiring, 337
Conduit, 340
Cable Trays, 342
Busways, 344
Open Substations, 350
Load Centers, 351
Switchboards, 351
Switchgear, 353
Panelboards, 354
Underfloor Systems, 355
Rough-in, 355
Fixtures and Outlets, 357
Fire Alarms, 359
Air Control Equipment, 360
National Estimator Quick Start, 361
Beginning an Estimate, 363
Keyword Search, 364
Your First Estimate, 364
Copying Costs to Your Estimate, 365
Adding Lines to the Estimate, 367
Printing Your Estimate, 369

Hourly Labor Costs, 372
Index, 375