Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques

1st Edition

By Gary Anglin

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568 pages

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To understand Construction Estimating one must also understand plan reading and construction techniques. This book is designed to teach the construction student these three core skills in equal measure. Using hundreds of plans, sketches and photos, the book builds case studies of the major construction divisions including concrete, masonry, carpentry, and more. Over forty cases are divided into sections following a specially designed format:

Plans: Scale drawings of floor plans, sections, or elevations.

Plan Interpretation: The drawings are explained with comments.

Scope of the Work: A written description of the boundaries of the work is given for each section.

Construction Techniques: The construction processes and their sequence are explained.

The Takeoff: A takeoff is shown at the end of each section.

This approach helps foster confidence in plan reading, building methods, arithmetic, take offs and estimates. The various products and terms used in the industries of structural steel, doors and hardware, and roofing, are defined. The shop drawing process is explained, which is so important in many industries, as well as the role of and difference between manufacturers, fabricators, and suppliers/distributors. The book ends with a study of "front end" documents, including Division 00 General Conditions, AIA 201, and Division 01 General Requirements, and a chapter on Ethics. This textbook can be used to teach a variety of classes including: plan reading, construction techniques, and estimating 1 and 2 (takeoffs and pricing).

Table of Contents

Prelims

Introduction

PART 1 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Chapter 1

Reading Plans

Chapter 2

Plan Types

Chapter 3

The Specifications

PART 2 ESTIMATING

Chapter 1

Quantities

Chapter 2

Pricing

Chapter 3

A Short History of Bonding and Liens

PART 3 CONCRETE

Chapter 1

Introduction

Chapter 2

Isolated Concrete Pads

Chapter 3

Continuous Concrete Footings

Chapter 4

Slabs on Grade

Chapter 5

Monolithic Slabs

Chapter 6

Concrete Walls

Chapter 7

Concrete Columns

Chapter 8

Concrete Beams

Chapter 9

Elevated Concrete Slabs

PART 4 MASONRY

Chapter 1

Products and Metrics

Chapter 2

Foundation Blocks

Chapter 3

Single Story Block Walls

Chapter 4

Multiple Block Wall Heights

Chapter 5

Sloping Block Walls

Chapter 6

Brick

PART 5 STEEL

Chapter 1

Structural Steel

Chapter 2

Steel Joists and Steel Decks

Chapter 3

Miscellaneous Steel

PART 6 CARPENTRY

Chapter 1

Products and Metrics

Chapter 2

Floor Framing

Chapter 3

Wall Framing

Chapter 4

Ceiling and Roof Framing

PART 7 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

Chapter 1

Asphalt Shingles

Chapter 2

Metal Flashing

Chapter 3

Metal Roofing

Chapter 4

Moisture Protection and Waterproofing

PART 8 DOOR AND WINDOW OPENINGS

Chapter 1

Doors, Frames and Hardware

PART 9 FINISHES

Chapter 1

Metal Studs

Chapter 2

Gypsium Board

PART 10 SPECIALTIES

PART 11 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Chapter 1

What Is (and Isn't) a Contract Document

Chapter 2

Division 00 General Conditions

Chapter 3

Division 01 General Requirements

PART 12 ETHICS

Glossaries

About the Author

Gary Anglin is a Construction firm owner with over 35 years experience and former Adjunct Professor at the Rinker School of Building Construction, University of Florida, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC004000
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARC009000
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARC013000
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ARC024000
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC005010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Carpentry
TEC005030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Electrical
TEC005040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Estimating
TEC005060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Masonry
TEC005080
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Roofing
TEC006000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Drafting & Mechanical Drawing