From the Back Cover
Learn how to estimate building costs using the leading source of construction cost data
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items with extensive coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, and other divisions. An important new chapter, Introduction to Cost Estimating, covers many aspects and definitions of cost estimating specific to project management in the construction industry. The only construction cost estimating handbook that uses the most popular source of construction data, RSMeans, this indispensible guide features access to the instructional version of CostWorks in electronic form, enabling you to practice techniques to solve real-world estimating problems.
In addition, How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, Fourth Edition includes:
Cost data based on RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data 2011
Two sets of actual project plans—residential and light commercial—with which to practice estimating
Expert advice on design-stage estimates—when and how to use assemblies and square-foot estimating
Tips from professionals, including widely used formulas and rules of thumb
Guidance on how to use the powerful features of CostWorks Estimator
How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, Fourth Edition comes complete with more than 300 end-of-chapter exercises, many with answers, that show how to estimate for a broad range of construction items and systems, including general conditions and equipment costs.
About the Author
Dr. Saleh Mubarak, PE, holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering, with specialization in construction management. He has over twenty-two years of diversified experience as a civil engineer, cost estimator, scheduler, project controls manager, and professor. He has taught professional seminars all over the world. Dr. Mubarak is currently the head of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Qatar University. He is a leading authority in construction planning, scheduling, and project control, and the author of Construction Project Scheduling and Control.
RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, has been the leading publisher of construction cost data for over sixty years. The company provides products and services to more than 250,000 construction professionals throughout the United States and Canada.