Construction Cost Estimating equips a new generation of students and early-career professionals with the skills they need to bid successfully on projects. From developing bid strategies to submitting a completed bid, this innovative textbook introduces the fundamentals of construction estimating through a real-life case study that unfolds across its 24 chapters. Exercises at the end of each chapter offer hands-on practice with core concepts such as quantity take-offs, pricing, and estimating for subcontractor work. Online resources provide instant access to examples of authentic construction documents, including complete, detailed direct work estimates, subcontractor work estimates, general conditions estimates, markups, and summary schedules.
Through its unique mix of real-world examples and classroom-tested insights, Construction Cost Estimating ensures that readers are familiar with the entire estimating process even before setting foot on the jobsite.
"Holm and Schaufelberger have always been visionaries in the construction industry." –Christian LaRocco, Partner, Development Manager, MJR Development
About the Author
Len Holm is Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington. He has over 40 years’ construction industry experience at all levels and owns his own construction management firm. He is the author of numerous books on construction, including Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers and 101 Case Studies in Construction Management, and coauthor of Introduction to Construction Project Engineering with Giovanni Migliaccio and Construction Superintendents with John E. Schaufelberger.
John E. Schaufelberger is Dean Emeritus of the College of Built Environments and Professor of Construction Management at the University of Washington. He is the coauthor of Management of Construction Projects and Construction Superintendents with Len Holm, Construction Equipment Management, 2nd edition with Giovanni Migliaccio, and Professional Ethics for the Construction Industry with Rebecca Mirsky.
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