The New Building Estimator: A Practical Guide to Estimating the Cost of Labor and Material in Building Construction, from Excavation to Finish; With Various Practical Examples of Work Presented in Detail, and with Labor Figured Chiefly in Hours and Quanti by William Arthur (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The New Building Estimator: A Practical Guide to Estimating the Cost of Labor and Material in Building Construction, From Excavation to Finish; With Various Practical Examples of Work Presented in Detail, and With Labor Figured Chiefly in Hours and Quantities; A Handbook for Archite The Building Estimator, of which the present book is an outgrowth, had only 150 pages, and an Index of two; this edition contains 732 pages and an Index of seventeen. In such a large work as this w is. a good Index is of great value, and it is suggested that it be frequently consulted. The belief is that the increase in value has more than kept pace with the bulk. An endeavor to keep down the thickness has been made by using a thinner paper than In former editions. The field of building is always expanding, and the author and publishers try to keep the New Building Estimator abreast of every progressive development. Therefore, in addition to the main part of the book dealing with the standard construction, there are detailed figures on reinforced concrete, and many chapters on Square, Cubic Foot, and Comparative Costs, on Physical Valuation, and Depreciation that serve alike for architects, contractors, insurance and other appraisers, and railroad engineers. Many states have already valued their railroads, and the same work has been recommended by high authority for the nation at large, while all the buildings of great cities like Philadelphia, Cleveland, St. Paul, Denver, etc., have been assessed on a square foot basis. The figures are here put In compact form for the use of all. The ordinary tabulated matter is given, but there are also special tables for quick calculation, Including a series for estimating plaster. An hourly Wage Table has been prepared for this edition in order to save weekly calculations. The ordinary wage table is of use to builders who pay by the hour only. The book has from the first been received with favor by the trade press, by architects, railroad engineers, contractors, appraisers, assessors, students, and others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.