Construction Cost Estimating Process and Practices

Construction Cost Estimating Process and Practices
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130496652
  • ISBN: 0130496650
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall


Schaufelberger, John E., Holm, Leonard, Griffin, Dennis


I. OVERVIEW. (NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with Summary, Review Questions, and Exercises sections.) 1. Introduction. Cost Estimating Process. Design Process. Uses of Cost Estimates. Types of Cost Estimates. Types of Construction Contracts. Procurement Methods. Preconstruction Services. Risk Analysis and Contingencies. 2. Case Study: Training Center. Project Description. Project Execution Strategy. Project Participants. II. BUDGET ESTIMATING PROCESS. 3. Budget Estimates. Programming Budget Estimates. Schematic Design Budget Estimates. Design Development Budget Estimates. 4. Budget Estimates for the Training Center. Design Status. Take-Off of Substantial Areas. Pricing Data. Budget Estimate Accuracy. 5. Estimates for Preconstruction Services. Marketing for the General Contractor. The Request for Proposal. Development of the Preconstruction Services Estimate. Preconstruction Services Contract. Budget Control Log. III. BID CONTRACT ESTIMATING PROCESS. 6. Pre-Estimate Activities. Estimating Process. Solicitation of Lump-Sum Bids. Invitation for Bid. Pre-Bid Meeting. Bid Date and Time. Bid Document Revisions. Personal Estimating Notebook. Order-of-Magnitude Estimates. Decision Whether or Not to Tender a Bid. Work Breakdown Structure. Estimating Team. Scheduling the Estimating Work. Subcontractors and Major Suppliers. Plan Centers and Rooms. Data Resources. Estimating Forms. Estimate Files. Electronic Spreadsheets. Accuracy and Error Prevention. 7. Quality Take-Off. Basic Procedures. Substructure Concrete. Structural Steel. Rough Carpentry. Doors. Toilet Accessories. Finish Carpentry. Completing and Checking the Quantity Take-Off. 8. Pricing Self-Performed Work. Recapitulation Sheet. Materials. Labor. Applying Pricing Factors. Summary Recap. 9. Estimating Subcontractor Work. Subcontractor Work. Estimating Subcontractor Work for the Training Center. Completing the Subcontractor List. 10. General Conditions Estimate. Project Summary Schedule. Alternative Techniques. Elements of the General Conditions Estimate. 11. Completing the Initial Estimate. Final Document Review. Completing the Bid Summary. First Run Bid Estimate. Final Markups. Sales Tax. Validating the First Run Estimate. Preparing the Estimate for Bid Day (Electronic). 12. Unit Price Estimates. Unit Price Bid Forms. Direct Cost Estimation. Markup Determination. Variation-in-Quantity Contract Provision. Risk Analysis. Bid Finalization. 13. Pre-Bid Day Activities. Setting Up the Bid Room. Bid Forms. The Bid Day Team. Subcontractor Bid Evaluation Procedures. 14. Bid Day Activities. Receiving Subcontractor and Supplier Bids. Posting Subcontractor and Supplier Bids. Evaluating Subcontractor and Supplier Bids. Preparing for Delivery of the Bid. Completing and Tendering the Bid for the Training Center. Additional Bid Day Issues. 15. Post-Bid Day Activities. Bid Opening. Subcontractor and Supplier Inquiries. Post-Bid Analysis. Post-Bid Ethics. Post-Bid Negotiations. Record Keeping. IV. NEGOTIATED CONTRACT ESTIMATING PROCESS. 16. Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimates. Contract Procurement Process. Documents. Strategies. Estimating Process. Contingencies. 17. Fee Determination. Reimbursable versus Non-Reimbursable Costs. Home Office Overhead. Risk Evaluation. Other Impacts on Fee. Fee Structure. Construction Cost Savings Split. 18. Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimate for Case Study. Design Status. Assemblies Method. Estimating General Contractor Work. Estimating Subcontractor Work. Estimating Contractor General Conditions. Markups and Add-Ons. 19. Cost Proposals for Negotiated Contracts. Strategies for Responding to the Request for Proposal. Documents to be Included in the Written Proposal. General Contractor Interview and Selection Process. Negotiated Subcontracts. V. ADVANCED ESTIMATING TOPICS. 20. Automated Estimating Techniques. Pre-Estimate Automated Techniques. Automated Estimating Techniques. Project Management Automation. 21. Other Types of Estimates. Estimating Bid Alternatives. Residential Project Estimates. Industrial Project Estimates. Change Order Estimates. Claim Preparation. As-Built Estimates. Database Updates. 22. Project Management Issues. The Buyout Process. Correcting the Estimate. Schedule of Values. Cash Flow Curves. Cost Control. Appendices. List of Abbreviations. Glossary. Estimating Resources. Request for Proposal. Invitation for Bid. Selected Project Specifications for the Training Center. Selected Project Drawings for the Training Center. Index.Schaufelberger, John E. is the author of 'Construction Cost Estimating Process and Practices', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130496652 and ISBN 0130496650.

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