This book walks you step-by-step through the process of estimating costs for new home construction. It discusses the types of estimates and when to use them, how to integrate estimating into other functions, and describes the benefits of computer estimating. Includes forms, checklists, and conversion tables to help your estimates go easier and be more accurate. Published by Home Builder Press
Second Edition. 116 pages, 8 x 11
Estimating Home Construction Costs
by Michael P. Gibbens
Bring your houses in under budget and make your construction process more efficient by developing complete and accurate estimates. This book walks the reader step by step through the process of estimating home construction. It discusses types of estimates and when to use them, explains how to integrate estimating into other management functions, and describes the benefits of computer estimating. The author demonstrates how to do quantity takeoff and prepare an estimate, and he provides forms and checklists for you to adopt for your business. A floor plan, elevation, and other drawings clarify his concepts, and conversion tables in Appendix B make your estimating job easier. The book also includes a glossary and selected bibliography.
Dr. Householder is a Buquet and LeBlanc Distinguished Professor in the Construction Management Department of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He has built over $100 million worth of residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout the Southeastern United States.