National Construction Estimator 2014

National Construction Estimator – 62nd Annual Edition, authored by Richard Pray, divulges the existing building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

The book – Published by: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 978-1-57218-292-9
672 Pages, 8-1/2 x 11, Shipping Weight: 3.36 lbs.

This is in fact predictable cost for every widespread building material, the labor cost to put in the material and a total “installed” cost. For those jobs where you cannot rely on your experience to estimate, depend on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to obtain you securely in the fairly accurate.

This provides man-hours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. It provides lucid imagery on what is included in the job being estimated so you know precisely what the job and the prices for that job involve. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides not obligatory crew sizes, and equipment rates.

It includes a free download of an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating programme. You will also receive a link for a download of the 2014 electronic version at no extra charge.

Included with National Estimator download:

  • Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks.
  • Free Quarterly National Estimator Updates – Updates to the 2014 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated quarterly.
  • Quarterly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2014. You’ll be prompted when it’s time to collect the next update. A connection to the Web is required.

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National Construction Estimator 2014

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Materials List and Cost Estimate Worksheet

The Cost Estimating Worksheet is included to assist an estimator in preparing and evaluating his or her estimates of project costs. It is mathematical or parametric equations used to estimate the costs of a product or project.

It was used to be manually, but now universally computarised, standardized depending on the porm of business. These models are now being used in spreadsheet for estimation. It is sometime called Cost Estimating Worksheet.

The worksheet functions through the effort of parameters that explain the quality of the product or project in question and possibly physical resource requirements. The model then provides as output various resources supplies in cost and time. Cost modeling practitioners often have the titles of cost estimators, cost engineers, or parametric analysts.

For building a shed, a worksheet has to divide in five directions.

  • Regular Gable Roof, GABLE roof shed, 8×4-12×20 (v2014.04.17)
  • Tall Barn Style, TALL BARN STYLE shed, 8×4-12×20, TALL BARN STYLE shed, 14×16-16×32
  • Deluxe Gable Roof, DELUXE GABLE ROOF shed, 8×4-12×20, DELUXE GABLE ROOF shed, 14X16-16-32
  • Single Slope Lean-To Style
  • Bike Shed

But if an estimator tries to estimate how much dollar amount he saved using tuffshed.

The estimators will notice that the larger sheds are much cheaper to build in terms of the cost per square foot. And in cases of going from 6 to 8 ft, 10 to 12 ft, 14 to 16 ft, and 18 to 20 ft in length it costs very small to make the next longer size. This is because certain sizes have many misuses and the next length up has very little or no misuses. Estimators are paying for the shamble whether you use it in the shed or cut it off and toss it away.

Even an estimator can verify the cost for the project.

These costs are based on prices in the area. The shamble and building materials might be cheaper or more expensive in comparison to the home rate of town. For more information, estimators can hop into www.cheapsheds.com/materials-list-cost-estimate

How to build a shed

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Click-e-bricks are the flexible plastic elastomeric bricks that can make a sea change in construction industries

George Whitesides along with his team at Harvard University is developing bendy, lego-like blocks. This new product is known as click-e-bricks which refer to fundamentally bendable plastic elastomeric bricks that can make a sea change in the future construction industry. The flexibility of the bricks help in producing cylinders, arches and even a Mobius strip.

At present, the blocks are in beta testing stage but it is expected that in due course the bricks will be applied as self-replicating robots which can construct things on their own.

With this new technology, the construction professionals will be able to make efficient, instant repairs across diversified industries.

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Some newest construction project management applications for effective construction management

Recently the global construction industry has witnessed great technological evolution. Several useful applications emerges out which can make your construction project management process superior from project planning to achievement. The following are some newest applications useful for effective construction project management.

PlanGrid: This construction application will be useful if anyone directly performs with architect in future construction projects. The construction software enables the users to distribute plans, markups, photos, specifications, reports with the whole project team members effortlessly. So the possibilities for all types of mis-communications are reduced to a great extent and all the information can be easily allocated throughout planning stage to all the parties involved with the construction project.

Material Estimator: With this handy construction tool the contractors, designers, remodelers, engineers, architects as well as other building professionals will be able to calculate feet inch fraction construction math and building materials estimating. This construction application deals with square footage concerning any project and offers a instant estimate of the total materials (drywall, decks, fencing, gravel, concrete, flooring and paint etc.) utilized in a construction project.

Build It Live: It is (SaaS) construction project management software program useful for owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, vendors, laborers, who are associated with the project, to get all the updated information concerning the latest drawings, schedules, and changes online on the cloud. So the concerned parties in the planning & building of the projects will get access to the above information. If any modification is occurred to a project, all the project stakeholders will be notified about the modification automatically through the email.

Control Center 7: Control Center 7 allows the users to keep a track of their jobsite from any remote location. This construction application performs in tandem with cameras already set up in the jobsite and provides you visual access to the job ceaselessly. Get crucial visual information long after your project is finished as well as a complete online database of recorded images from your camera system.

Take photograph & post detailed views to be conveyed to the team members. Trim down lag time while finding any complication on site and resolving it. An immediate photo is used to provide change orders, a recently completed milestone or what materials are required for giving order.

SmartBidNet: This commercial construction bidding software can allow you to keep track on the financial information of vendors and subcontractors as well as bid project data, documents etc. associated with the project through a web-based and mobile platform. Just put the bid information into the app to have some ideas on whom to select. Besides, measurements and other statistics are also affixed to each bid for taking effective decision.

With bid invitations, the subcontractors will be able to get customized access to the online plan room. One can keep track of what plan files they view and download and collaborate on estimating through takeoff integrations.

Project Quote Estimate: It is a handy construction field estimator in the app store. It consists of 19 diversified calculators and tools for materials and costs that can generate an on-site estimate efficiently. This application is only compatible with residential properties at present.

This application lets building contractors to produce professional quotes instantly for any client in the construction site as well as estimate costs and quantities quickly for any renovation project. Just create a pdf quote and sent it to the clients through email.

iQuick Contract Maker: Quick Contract Maker can be applied to generate a legal contract instantly and effortlessly through any phone or handheld appliance. The application includes pre-written information useful for creating legal contract. It can be customized for any contract agreement. All stages of the contract are contained with the application, just select the section according to your choice and add it to the device and send it to the clients through email.

One can apply it for diverse projects which range from Construction, Landscape, Real Estate, Movers, Home Repair, etc.

Ref. : http://tech.co/

Some newest construction project management applications

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Western Kentucky University is seeking a Assistant Professor for Construction Management

Western Kentucky University, Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences, is seeking an Assistant Professor for construction Management with a full-time, 9 month appointment commencing from January 2015. This position will be applicable for WKU’s main campus in Bowling Green, KY, a city of 54,000, situated about 60 miles north of Nashville, TN, and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. The Department of Architectural and Description: The ideal candidate should have sound teaching & student advising capabilities as well as engagement in funded research and dissemination of research results through publication. Besides, the candidate should exhibit the skill to function efficiently in a team-oriented, various, multicultural environment.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of construction field experience or post-doctorate teaching experience.
  • Having sound knowledge in spoken and written English.
  • Aptitude to teach courses and laboratories in at least three of the following areas having ability to grow in two other areas: Estimating, Administration, Scheduling, Project Management, Contract Documents, Construction Law, Construction Methods and Materials, and Capstone Projects.
  • Having skill to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

All the applications should contains the documents like 1) a letter of application containing a statement of your interest in this position as well as your short-term and long-term teaching and research goals, including identification of courses you can teach, 2) a recent curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research interests, and 5) contact information of three references, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

All the applications should be sent to the following address prior to October 15, 2014:-

Chair of Construction Management Search Committee
Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #51066
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101- 1066

Alternatively, one can send their bio-data through email at ams@wku.edu

Assistant Professor for Construction Management

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Software for Reinforcement Estimation Construction

Software for reinforcement estimation – aSa Estimating, let a estimator to take off directly from a set of printed or electronic plans to the computer keyboard without any transcribing to paper and manual calculation.

Pricing and other defaults are controlled by estimator; the estimate screen and reports can be structured to satisfy both the estimator’s needs and the bid requirements.

Video shows the detail.

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Build a concrete slab footing of modern buildings

A concrete slab is a common structural element of modern buildings. Horizontal slabs of steel reinforced concrete, typically between 100 and 500 millimeters thick, are most often used to construct floors and ceilings, while thinner slabs are also used for exterior paving.

In many domestic and industrial buildings a thick concrete slab, supported on foundations or directly on the subsoil, is used to construct the ground floor of a building. In high rise buildings and skyscrapers, thinner, pre-cast concrete slabs are slung between the steel frames to form the floors and ceilings on each level.

On the technical drawings, reinforced concrete slabs are often abbreviated to “r.c.slab” or simply “r.c.”.

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How to Build Disaster Resistant Home

The Precise Aluminum Forming System has been utilized very effectively for concrete homes, apartments, warehouses, prisons, as well as in the earth sheltered industry due to the systems versatility and ease of use. Almost any style home can be built out of concrete, including multistory home.

The Precise Concrete Forms will enable you to form and pour the walls, beams, columns, deck, and roof in one continuous pour per level. The window and door openings are cast in place simultaneously with the walls and ceilings. With the rising amount of severe weather, all concrete structures are a definite alternative. The modular design of the Precise System permits unlimited configurations and architectural designs. Precise forms are available in the attractive smooth finish or our popular brick patterns. A pitched ledger is available for homes with a pitched roof.

The Precise Forming System is simple to operate. Few tools are required and unskilled laborers are easily trained. Developers are setting and pouring a unit a day. Entire subdivisions have been built using the Precise Forming System.

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Liebherr R 956 HD Crawler Excavator – The latest construction equipment in 50-tonne class

Liebherr introduces R 956 HD Crawler Excavator. This product will be very useful in 50-tonne class. This latest construction equipment comes with some exclusive features like latest Undercarriage Design and its counterweight can be brought down for smooth Transport.

 This construction equipment consists of gooseneck booms and two-piece booms and various front-shovel attachments.

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Property investment on the rise in UAE

The steep movement of the property investment in United Arab Emirates (UAE) scaled up to £127 billion worth of new projects currently under construction. Dubai the city of eight probable design wonders may be the main reason – the expansion of UAE’s property market shows no sign of slowing down, with new figures, revealing the total value of current construction projects in the country is £127 billion (774 billion AED).

Dubai

A building boom in the emirate has led to a whole host of chart breakers, in categories including highest apartment, biggest mall, and one of the world’s most unique resorts. The Burj Al-Arab – or tower of the Arab, Burj Tower – under construction sky scrapper, Hydropolis – world’s first luxuary under water construction, Rotating Skyscraper, Dubai Sports City added only edge to it. Dubai Marina remains the favoured region of people searching for rental accommodation.

Dubai Building

The World Expo 2020 is driving this growth. The event will be held in Dubai and will be the first of its kind to come to the region. It has been underpinning much of the property investment in the emirate with investors assured by the prospect of long-term capital appreciation and increasing rental demand.

Dubai

“Over the last quarter barely a week goes by without a new major property development being unveiled. The Dubai Government has also stated that all new and existing construction projects are going to be fast-tracked to be ready for the Expo 2020,” EC Harris’ report stated.

Dubai Sports City

The research from property consultancy Knight Frank revealed that the majority of expats are searching for property in Dubai Marina, which has led to sustained high rental yields in the area, while new investors were told that they could also find value in newer markets, such as Jumeriah Village and Dubai Sports City.

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