IEEVESTIMATINGHOMEBUILDINGCOSTSWBuy this complete title here: W.P. Jackson; revised by Brian E.P. BeestonWhat’s on the CD-ROM? An Excel workbook, with a worksheet for each phase of constructionLI A summary sheet that totals all the worksheets and adds overhead,contingency and profit, for a complete estimate of home building costs Excel worksheets for quickly calculating material quantitiesON All the worksheets in PDF format that you can print and fill out manually Craftsman Book Company6058 Corte del Cedro / P.O. Box 6500 / Carlsbad, CA 92018Buy similar Craftsman Book Co. titles here:

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O4Foundations53Estimating Masonry Blocks or CMUs . 53Blocks Displaced by Stepped Footings . 60Estimating Mortar . 65Basement Openings . 67Foundation Supports and Reinforcing . 68Waterproofing and Footing Drains . 76Masonry Labor . 79Cost Estimate Worksheet . 80EV5PRSite Clearing, Excavationand Fill Dirt25Site Clearing . 26Excavation . 28Fill Dirt . 33Site Cleaning and Hauling . 36Cost Estimate Worksheet . 36N3Preliminary Costs13Architect’s Fees . 13Stock Plans . 13Plot Plans. 14Building Permits . 16Water Connection. 20Sewer Connection .21Temporary Services.21Cost Estimate Worksheet . 23NE2The Building Site5The Purchase Price . 8Recording and Legal Fees . 9Engineering Fees . 10Cost Estimate Worksheet . 12LI1IEContentsWBuy this complete title here: . 38Estimating Concrete Quantity. 38Estimating Reinforcing Rod . 43Estimating Forms for Footings. 44Estimating Labor Costs . 48Cost Estimate Worksheet .5167Floor Systems81Board Measure .81Estimating Girders and Joist Hangers . 84Floor Joists. 88Subfloor . 96Labor Costs for Floor Systems .101Cost Estimate Worksheet . 105Superstructure107Exterior and Interior Walls . 107Studs . 111Headers . 115Wall Sheathing . 118Ceiling Joists . 123Rafters . 129The Ridge . 140Roof Sheathing . 144Trusses . 152Porch Shed Roof Framing . 154Stair Stringers . 159Labor Costs for the Superstructure . 160Cost Estimate Worksheet . 163Buy similar Craftsman Book Co. titles here:

Buy this complete title here: Energy203Insulation . 203Where to Insulate . 206Estimating Insulation Materials.211Cost Estimate Worksheet . 212Interior Wall and CeilingFinish213Thin-Coat Plaster . 213Drywall . 214Whole House Wallboard Estimate. 218Estimating Labor .221Cost Estimate Worksheet . 222NLI12Exterior Trim223Windows . 223Exterior Doors . 224Siding. 224Fascia, Frieze and Rake Boards . 226Soffit and Porch Ceilings . 228Porch Column Posts . 229Moldings . 230Exterior Trim Labor . 230Estimating the Sample HouseExterior Trim .231Cost Estimate Worksheet . 236O13WInterior Trim257Floor Underlayment . 258Wood Flooring . 259Interior Doors . 260Window Trim . 260Baseboard and Base Shoe.261Wall Molding . 262Paneling . 264Kitchen Cabinets and Vanities . 266Stairs . 267Bathroom Trim . 269Estimating Trim . 270Labor . 282Cost Estimate Worksheet . 283IEEstimating Brickwork189Estimating Brick Materials . 190Fireplaces and Chimneys . 193Labor Costs for Brickwork. 200Cost Estimate Worksheet . 20215Concrete Floors, Walkwaysand Terraces239Concrete . 239Concrete Accessories . 240Cold Weather Pours. 245The Material Estimate . 246Labor Estimate for Concrete . 253Cost Estimate Worksheet . 256EV10Electrical, Plumbing, Heatingand Air Conditioning181Electrical .181Plumbing . 183HVAC. 184Cost Estimate Worksheet . 18714PR9Roofing167Roof Covering . 167Flashing . 169Asphalt and Fiberglass Shingles . 174Putting the Estimate Together . 175Labor Costs for Roofing . 177Cost Estimate Worksheet . 179NE8161718Painting, Floor Coveringand Appliances287Painting . 287Floor Covering . 288Appliances . 290Labor . 294Cost Estimate Worksheet . 295Gutters, On-Site Improvementsand Miscellaneous297Gutters . 297On-Site Improvements . 298Labor . 302Cost Estimate Worksheet . 303Overhead, Contingencyand Profit305Overhead. 305Contingency. 308Profit . 309Form 100 – Estimating Building Costs.311How To Use the CD-RomGlossaryIndexBuy similar Craftsman Book Co. titles here: www.Craftsman-Book.com312313325

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