Bridge and Structure Estimating

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Shows civil and structural engineers, contractors, and estimators how to determine precisely the actual costs of constructing modern bridges, dams, and drainage structures while minimizing risks for the company. Explains the link between estimating and project management, detailed takeoff procedures, bonding requirements, competitive bidding, equipment procurement, and effective labor deployment. Other topics discussed include choosing a profitable project, making a hard-dollar bid and what to do afterward, realistic scheduling, determining the final material specifications accurately, and structuring average labor crews and equipment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Here's everything you need to know about today's bridge construction projects to make accurate, competitive bids Bridge and Structure Estimating. Through specific, practical evaluation of today's bridge, dam, and drainage structure projects, this reference shows civil and structural engineers, contractors, and estimators how to precisely determine the actual costs for a construction project while minimizing risks for the company. Based upon the author's extensive construction and estimating experience, the book explains the essential link between estimating and project management. It provides a full understanding of detailed takeoff procedures, bonding requirements, competitive bidding, equipment procurement, and effective labor deployment to help the estimator produce accurate takeoffs and consistent estimates. Bridge and Structure Estimating shows readers how to. . Choose which construction projects will be profitable for their firms; Put together a hard-dollar bid and what steps to take after the bid is made; Realistically schedule construction projects that are on time and within budget; Establish in advance what the estimator's responsiblities are to the construction firm; Accurately determine final material specifications. What's more, this highly practical book walks the reader through such important project management skills as structuring average labor crews and equipment, formulating production factors, and using task codes to identify activities.

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