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Plan Reading and Material Takeoff was written for the novice learning to estimate. It starts with the beginning steps of reading and understanding plans and specifications in the preparation for estimating a project. It takes the reader through the process of quantifying materials and labor for specific tasks in preparation for pricing in the estimate.

About the Author

Wayne J. Del Pico is President of W.J. Del Pico, Inc. where he provides construction management and litigation support services for construction related matters. He has more than 33 years of experience in construction project management and estimating and has been involved in projects throughout most of the United States.  His professional experience includes; private commercial construction, public construction, retail construction, and residential land development and construction.
Mr. Del Pico holds a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught construction related curriculum in Cost Estimating, Project Management, and Project Scheduling from 1992 until 2006. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston where he presently teaches programs in Construction Cost Analysis, Estimating, Project Control, and Construction Scheduling.
Mr. Del Pico is a seminar presenter for the R.S. Means Company where he lectures on topics from estimating to scheduling. He is the author of Plan Reading and Material Takeoff (1994) and Estimating Building Costs (2004 and 2012) and is a co-author of The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis (2005).
His construction experience and knowledge of the industry has qualified him to be the past-President of the Builders Association of Greater Boston (2010). He is also a practicing Neutral for the American Arbitration Association where he hears construction related arbitration cases.
                 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: RSMeans; 1 edition (February 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876293488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876293485
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This made learning to write up estimates at work alot easier let me tell you! For someone who has no training in any way form or fashion in construction or blueprints or any of that I can not read a blueprint and write up a darn good estimate my boss is always proud to send out to his customers.
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Excellent book for beginners in construction management; it has all the informations well outlined; excellent reference book for construction managers and superintendents. if you are a civil engineer or a project manager in the building construction industry, you need this book in your shelf.
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This book is useless because all the drawings/plans are very small. No one can read these plans. Waste of money. Do not buy it.
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Great book, very good for someone who needs to understand the details but not get lost in it. Highly recommend it
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The book covers almost all necessary data, I am still reading, but in my opinion the book is an excellent Building Construction Estimation and Plan Reading Tool.
I would highly recommend this to Contractors or Architectural Students for a more thourough understanding of what Building Contractors look for and need by-way of information and estimates.
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Full of information,easy to read. Arrived before promised!
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By tonya on August 23, 2016
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Very useful. Easy. Clear.
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