Cost Estimating

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Cost Estimating

Format:  Hardcover,

384 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Jan 1991

ISBN-13: 9780471857075

ISBN-10: 0471857076

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Jan 1991
ISBN-13: 9780471857075
ISBN-10: 0471857076
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 384
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.66 x 0.94 x 9.08

Chapter outline

Why Cost Estimating?
The Basics of Estimating
Defining the Work
The Tools Required for Estimating
Formulating the Schedule, Estimate Elements, and Ground Rules
Estimating Direct Material Costs and Labor-Hours
Estimating Labor Rates, Indirect Costs, and Administrative Costs
Establishing Fee, Profit, and Earnings
Reviewing, Publishing, and Using the Estimate
Life Cycle Costing, Design to Cost, and Value Engineering
Understanding and Dealing with Inflation and Escalation
Computer-Aided Cost Estimating and Cost Analysis
Software Cost Estimating and CASE
Pitfalls and Common Errors to Avoid in Cost Estimating

Book description

This revision of the author's bestselling earlier work on cost estimating has been updated to provide currently applicable examples, data and techniques. Two new chapters have been added covering: computer tools and models for cost estimating, where to get these tools, and the features to look for; software cost estimating with special emphasis on the effect of CASE tools on software productivities and resulting software costs. A complete set of inflation tables is now included to permit conversion from any year dollars to any other year dollars from 1959 through 1997. Retains its comprehensive coverage of the elements needed to embark on a cost estimating task.

Strengthened are the invaluable parts of the book which tell the estimator how to produce a competitive and credible cost estimate. Manufacturing standards for hardware and electronics are retained as are handy tables for determining the costs of engineering, design, documentation, drafting and testing.

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