Become an expert bridge/structure estimator--fast. Discover the secret to precise estimating with J. David Nardon's Bridge and Structure Estimating. Emphasizing the important link between estimating and project management, the guide walks you through all the steps necessary to cost bridges, dams, and drainage structures with confidence. You'll get a complete overview of estimating fundamentals, then go on to discover proven techniques for preparing bids--locating potential projects--selecting materials--compiling labor and equipment crew costs--uncovering historical data--determining clients' needs--scheduling--executing the awarded contract--and much more.
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Here's everything you need to know about today's bridge construction projects to make accurate, competitive bids Bridge and Structure Estimating. Through specific, practical evaluation of today's bridge, dam, and drainage structure projects, this reference shows civil and structural engineers, contractors, and estimators how to precisely determine the actual costs for a construction project while minimizing risks for the company. Based upon the author's extensive construction and estimating experience, the book explains the essential link between estimating and project management. It provides a full understanding of detailed takeoff procedures, bonding requirements, competitive bidding, equipment procurement, and effective labor deployment to help the estimator produce accurate takeoffs and consistent estimates. Bridge and Structure Estimating shows readers how to. . Choose which construction projects will be profitable for their firms; Put together a hard-dollar bid and what steps to take after the bid is made; Realistically schedule construction projects that are on time and within budget; Establish in advance what the estimator's responsiblities are to the construction firm; Accurately determine final material specifications. What's more, this highly practical book walks the reader through such important project management skills as structuring average labor crews and equipment, formulating production factors, and using task codes to identify activities.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070456690