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ISBN-13: 978-1118025284 ISBN-10: 1118025288 Edition: 4th

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: RSMeans; 4 edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118025288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118025284
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Saleh A. Mubarak holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering / construction management from Clemson University and a M.Sc. in civil engineering / structures from Ohio University. He has over 22 years of diversified experience. He worked as a professor, consultant, project controls manager, project scheduler, cost estimator, structural engineer, and civil engineer. His experience includes academics as well as the construction industry. He is the author of two books and an international authority in project planning, scheduling, cost estimating, and project control. He is an active member of several professional organizations such as PMI and AACE International. He continues to conduct professional seminars on several topics around the world. Currently, he is the head of the Civil & Architectural Engineering Department at Qatar University.

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