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Construction Estimating, 2nd Edition

  • Leonard P. Toenjes
  • ISBN-10: 0826905455
  • ISBN-13: 9780826905451
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

This new edition of Construction Estimating provides a comprehensive introduction to the estimating practices used in the construction industry. The textbook not only covers how to develop estimates, but also provides a guide to information on drawings and in specifications. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been added throughout. BIM covers geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components. The content is organized around the CSI MasterFormat" 2011. Construction Estimating provides an excellent resource for commercial contractors, estimators, and those in construction estimating training programs. Opportunities are provided to prepare estimates using ledger sheets, electronic spreadsheets, and a fully functional version of Sage Timberline Estimating software. The Sage software includes sample databases such as General Contractor, Concrete/Masonry, Drywall, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Industrial databases.


  • Construction Estimating also comes with a textbook CD-ROM that contains the following activities:

  • Quick Quizzes®

  • Illustrated Glossary

  • Flash Cards

  • Media Clips

  • Activities

  • Software Tutorial Videos

  • Link to

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Estimating Practices
Chapter 2: Estimating Methods
Chapter 3: Specifications and Drawings
Chapter 4: Contracting Requirements and General Requirements
Chapter 5: Earthwork
Chapter 6: Concrete
Chapter 7: Masonry
Chapter 8: Metals
Chapter 9: Woods, Plastics, and Composites
Chapter 10: Thermal and Moisture Protection
Chapter 11: Openings
Chapter 12: Finishes
Chapter 13: Mechanical Systems
Chapter 14: Electrical Systems
Chapter 15: Specialty Items and Final Bid Preparation



All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Construction Estimating Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 0826905463 | ISBN-13: 9780826905468)

The Construction Estimating Answer Key includes answers to questions presented in the textbook.