Building construction estimating is the determination of probable construction costs of any given project many items influence and contribute to the cost of a project each item must be analyzed quantified and priced because the estimate is prepared before the actual construction much study and thought must be put into the construction documents the estimator who can visualize the project and accurately determine its cost will become one of the most important persons in any . Construction cost estimating is the process of forecasting the cost of building a physical structure of course builders and clients both worry about the financial impact of cost overruns and failing to complete a project thats why they devote time and effort to estimating how much a project will cost before deciding to move forward with it. Estimating is an art that relies heavily on the judgment of the person performing the takeoff a per sons estimating skills can only be developed with practice therefore the reader is encouraged to work the example problems and apply the skills taught in this book. Now updated and expanded estimating in building construction eighth edition brings together everything needed for a complete modern course in estimating building on well proven previous editions it combines sound coverage of principles with step by step procedures to help students learn concepts more easily ideal for construction architecture and engineering students it reflects the popular approach of tracking a complete projects progress there are examples of estimating
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