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5. Estimating Data Sources

 

Commercial cost reference publications, most of which are revised at least annually, are available to facilitate both approximate and detailed estimating.

Some examples:

 

1. R.S. Means, Building Construction Cost Data Book

2. McGraw-Hill, Dodge Digest of Building Cost and Specifications

3. Craftsman Book Co, National Construction Estimator

 

The above publications have proven invaluable to contractors, however the most accurate data for a contractor is that compiled through their own experience.

 

 

Link to Section 1. Overview

Link to Section 2. Types of Contracts

Link to Section 3. Types of Estimates

Link to Section 4. Document Control

Link to Section 5. Estimating Data Sources

Link to Section 6. Order of Magnitude Estimates

Link to Section 7. Definitive Estimates

Link to Section 8. WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)

Link to Section 9. Estimating Work Items

Link to Section 10. Bid Wrap Up

 

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