Completely revised, updated, and reorganized to conform to Masterformat 2010, this new edition provides a step-by-step guide to estimating building costs for contractors. A series of questions at the end of each chapter helps the reader summarize the content. In addition, the chapter on computer estimating has been expanded to cover the new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff by computer, and content covering the procedures for conceptual estimating as well as parametric estimating has been added.
Wayne J. Del Pico is President of W.J. Del Pico, Inc., where he provides construction management, litigation support services for construction-related matters, and construction education. He has more than thirty years of experience in construction project management and estimating and has been involved in projects throughout the United States. Mr. Del Pico is a frequent seminar presenter for RSMeans as well as other public and private clients. He is the author of Builder's Essentials: Plan Reading and Material Takeoff and coauthor of The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis: Maximizing Tax Benefits for Building Acquisitions and Construction.