Construction Estimating Using Excel by Steven J. Peterson MBA PE

By Steven J. Peterson MBA PE

Construction Estimating with Excel, moment Edition, introduces readers to the basic rules of estimating. utilizing drawing units, real-world workouts, and examples, the textual content deals scholars serious estimating adventure. The publication strikes step by step during the estimating technique, discussing the artwork of estimating, the amount takeoff, how one can placed bills to the estimate, and the way to finalize the bid. As scholars development during the textual content they're proven how Microsoft Excel can be utilized to enhance the estimating procedure. since it introduces spreadsheets as a fashion of accelerating estimating productiveness and accuracy, the booklet will help either starting and skilled estimators enhance their talents.

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Project Overhead: Before the bid day, the estimator should prepare an estimate for project overhead. Project overhead includes all costs that are associated with the project but cannot be identified with a specific component of the project’s construction. The project overhead should be prepared by preparing a quantity takeoff for the project overhead and 14 CHAPTER TWO FIGURE 2-3a Overhead Checklist putting costs to the quantities just as is done with material estimates. An overhead checklist is shown in Figure 2-3.

Type Excel Exercises and press the Enter key to change the name of the folder to Excel Exercises. 5. Double click on Excel Exercises to open the folder. Chapter 03 in the File Name text box. The Save As dialogue box should appear as it does in Figure 3-6. 8. Click the Save button to save the workbook. Next, create and save a workbook using the following steps: 6. Open a new workbook in Excel by clicking on the Excel icon (shown in Figure 3-2) on your desktop or by selecting it from the Windows’ start menu.

15. At what two points in a project should an estimator update the pricing database? CHAPTER THREE INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL In this chapter you will be introduced to the basic operation of Excel. This includes managing workbooks and worksheets, entering data, formatting spreadsheets, writing formulas, using a few of the basic functions, printing, and testing worksheets. Those who are just learning Excel should carefully read this chapter and complete all of the exercises, whereas those who are experienced with Excel are encouraged to quickly skim this chapter and work the exercises to pick up additional knowledge on how to get the most out of Excel.

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