- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4th edition (January 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- 496 pages
- ISBN-10: 1337399396
- ISBN-13: 978-1337399395
Master the key principles of construction estimating and develop the skills you need to become a professional estimator with this comprehensive resource. Presenting estimating procedures in a straightforward and engaging way, FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING, Fourth Edition, clearly explains key processes of estimating and costing construction work such as quantity takeoff; pricing of contractor work, sub-trade work, and site overhead; and compiling bid documents. Even better, the text includes realistic drawings of two major projects (residential and commercial) to guide you through a complete estimating process that can be followed by various trades on many different types of construction projects.
David J. Pratt is a Professor of Civil Engineering Technology at SAIT Polytechnic and a lecturer in construction costing at the University of Calgary. Professor Pratt is a professional quantity surveyor and cost consultant. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and holds a degree in Quantity Surveying from Liverpool College of Building together with a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.