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Means estimating handbook.
Goldman, Jeffrey M.
Publication Information:
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Company, [1990]

Physical Description:
xi, 905 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Senior editor: Jeffrey M. Goldman ; contributing editors: Allan B. Cleveland ... [et al.]."--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
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Means Estimating Handbook simplifies the task of evaluating construction plans and specs to obtain reliable quantities for pricing.

This comprehensive reference is a true handbook for use in the field and the office. It covers a full spectrum of technical data required for estimating, with information on sizing, productivity, equipment requirements, codes, design standards and engineering factors, along with checklists and tips to avoid errors.

Means Estimating Handbook will help you:
-- Evaluate architectural plans and specifications
-- Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs
-- Perform value engineering
-- Compare design alternatives

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Meant for the practioner rather than the amateur, this handbook will nevertheless be useful to students and librarians for its construction materials information (e.g., masonry patterns, concrete block systems) and appendixes (e.g., weather data, various mathematical functions). Divided by material type, equipment, and internal building systems, the handbook provides the tables and formulas for calculating construction costs using price information provided by the user. Because no pricing is included, the handbook should have a long currency. However, the user should be aware of local practices in the construction industry as those will affect estimates. The editors have also included a worthwhile chapter on general construction and estimating information, checklists, abbreviations, and a list of professional organizations. Libraries supporting strong civil or mechanical engineering programs, technical school libraries, and large public libraries will want to consider it for purchase. -V. E. Dow, Tredyffrin Public Library