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Commercial Steel Estimating: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Basics, 1st Edition

  • James Porebski
  • ISBN-10: 0831134399
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134396
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

There has never been available a compilation of information on steel estimating such as this one in the entire history of steel fabrication. Designed to provide enough information to train someone new in all the aspects of becoming a steel estimator, this manual is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to become a steel estimator, as well as anyone who wants to learn the entire process including many trade secrets. It is a must have for architects, engineers, general contractors, owners and developers that need to know about steel.


  • Uses a bid set of construction plans and specifications and explains each element of producing a bid from these construction documents.

  • Provides unique information on shop fabrication labor and how to apply that labor to fabricated parts.

  • Contains all the basic requirements of the steel estimaing trade in specific detail

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Steel Estimator
Chapter 2: The Pricing Breakdown
Chapter 3: The Bid Letter
Chapter 4: The Bid Documents
Chapter 5: The Contract Drawings
Chapter 6: The Steel Materials
Chapter 7: Reading Structural Drawings
Chapter 8: Structural Steel Material Listing
Chapter 9: Reading Architectural Drawings
Chapter 10: Fabrication Labor
Chapter 11: Paint and Painting
Chapter 12: Shipping and Handling
Notes and References