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(Your competitors') books are expensive and are not as user friendly as yours.Austin M., University of Texas at El Paso
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. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.In stock$99.50
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. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.In stock$98.50
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
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
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. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book ships.In stock$98.75
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. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.In stock$98.00
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
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. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book ships.In stock$97.75
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.In stock$35.00
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 revised edition includes a chapter on earthwork estimating software. As with any tool, you have to pick the right one. Written by an experienced dirt contractor and instructor of computer estimating software, this chapter covers the program types, explains how they work, gives the basics of how to use them, and discusses what will work best for the type of work you handle.In stock$21.75
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