Estimating and bidding for heavy construction


Language: Anglais
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For junior/senior-level courses in Heavy Construction Estimating and Bidding, in Civil Engineering or Construction Management programs. Reflecting the author's 50 years of experience in the heavy construction industry, this is the only text of its kind. It is comprehensive enough to integrate the basic principles of cost estimating and bidding in one convenient volume, and it identifies the organizational and analytical processes involved in implementing these principles. Bartholomew focuses throughout on developing a competitive bid for acquiring a major heavy construction contract, to be performed under fixed price and time-commercial terms in today's competitive business environment. He thoroughly explains and illustrates the key procedural steps essential to "setting up the estimate" that are specific to heavy construction projects.
1. Preliminary Considerations.
2. Horizontal Format: The Method of Cost Expression.
3. The Vertical Estimate Format.
4. The Quantity Takeoff.
5. Setting Up the Estimate.
6. Pricing Out the Direct Cost Estimate.
7. Drill-and-Blast Operations.
8. Mass Diagrams.
9. Load-and-Haul, Spread, and Compact Operations.
10. Concrete Operations.
11. The Indirect Cost.
12. Equipment Adjustment and Determination of Equipment Mobilization and Demobilization Costs.
13. Pricing the Bid Form for Schedule-of-Bid-Item Bids.
  • Costs-Detailed explanation of the various kinds of costs incurred by heavy construction contractors, and of the manner in which these costs are typically displayed horizontally in the cost estimate.
  • Gives students sufficient background on a very practical topic.
  • The vertical format of a bid estimate-Discusses in detail heavy construction contractor's bid estimate totaling to the final intended bid figure.
  • Gives students an understanding of considerations that are very different and more complex than related issues in other types of construction
  • The problems associated with the quantity take off process-Emphasizes
    the relationship of quantity take off to the particular work plan and means and methods selected by the contractor for the performa