1st Edition

Mechanical Estimating Manual
Sheet Metal, Piping and Plumbing




ISBN 9788770223737
Published January 15, 2021 by River Publishers
318 Pages

USD $119.95

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Book Description

First published in 2006. Clear, practical and comprehensive, this mechanical estimating manual provides an indispensable resource for contractors, estimators, owners and anyone involved with estimating mechanical costs on construction projects, including a wealth of labor and price data, formulas, charts and graphs. Covering timeproven methodologies and procedures, it offers the user a full range of readytouse forms, detailed estimating guidelines, and numerous completed examples. You'll learn from leading experts how to produce complete and accurate sheet metal, piping and plumbing estimates both quickly and easily. The manual will also be of value to supervisors, mechanics, builders, general contractors, engineers and architects for use in planning and scheduling work, budget estimating, cost control, cost accounting, checking change orders and various other aspects of mechanical estimating.

Table of Contents

HOW TO PREPARE SHEET METAL & PIPING ESTIMATES

Wendes Guide to Successful Estimating: Principles

Systematic & Efficient Estimating Procedures

Sample HVAC Estimate & Forms

BUDGET ESTIMATING

Budget Estimating Fundamentals

EQUIPMENT ESTIMATING

Heating & Cooling Equipment

HVAC Units & Air Distribution Equipment

Plumbing Fixtures & Specialties

Air Pollution & Heat Recovery Equipment

SHEET METAL ESTIMATING

Sheet Metal Estimating Basics

Rectangular Galvanized Ductwork

Spiral & Light Gauge Round Ductwork

Fiber Glass Ductwork

Heavy Gauge Ductwork

Sheet Metal Specialties & Acoustical Lining

Miscellaneous Labor Operations

PIPING ESTIMATING

Piping Estimating Basics

Pressure Pipe & Fittings

Valves & Specialties

DWV Pipe & Fittings

CONTRACTING FOR PROFIT

Markups for Overhead & Profit

Contracting for Profit

Computerized Estimating

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Author(s)

Biography

Joseph D'Amelio