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2013 National Construction Estimator

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Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction.
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61st Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates. New costs for 2013 include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators. You will also receive a link to download the 2013 electronic version immediately while your book and disk are in the mail. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates. Revised annually. Included with National Estimator CD-ROM: · Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks · Free Online Technical Support – for the National Estimator Software · Free Quarterly National Estimator Updates – Updates to the 2013 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Quarterly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2013. You'll be prompted when it's time to collect the next update. A connection to the Web is required. The National Estimator System Requirements: Operating Systems: Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP. Note: Windows 8, 7 and Vista 64-bit now supported. PC with 1 gigahertz (GHz) or higher Intel (or equivalent) processor recommended. Requires up to 160 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space. 512 MB system memory. 1024 x 768 or higher video resolution, video adapter and monitor. CD-ROM or DVD drive. To listen to video tutorial - Sound card and speakers or headphones. DSL or Cable internet connection is recommended for automatic updates and other optional program features.

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ISBN 978-1-57218-279-0
Publisher Craftsman
format Paperback

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