November 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 568 Pages
ISBN 9780367209032 - CAT# K419212
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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).
PART 1 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
PART 2 ESTIMATING
A Short History of Bonding and Liens
PART 3 CONCRETE
Isolated Concrete Pads
Continuous Concrete Footings
Slabs on Grade
Elevated Concrete Slabs
PART 4 MASONRY
Products and Metrics
Single Story Block Walls
Multiple Block Wall Heights
Sloping Block Walls
PART 5 STEEL
Steel Joists and Steel Decks
PART 6 CARPENTRY
Products and Metrics
Ceiling and Roof Framing
PART 7 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION
Moisture Protection and Waterproofing
PART 8 DOOR AND WINDOW OPENINGS
Doors, Frames and Hardware
PART 9 FINISHES
PART 10 SPECIALTIES
PART 11 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
What Is (and Isn't) a Contract Document
Division 00 General Conditions
Division 01 General Requirements
PART 12 ETHICS
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