Commercial Steel Estimating

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Over 300 pages of everything you need to know to get started in Steel Estimating.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Steel Estimator
Chapter 2 -The Pricing Breakdown
This manual is a must have for any construction professional for easy reference, offering information on steel shapes and sizes, standard material grades and fasteners, reading and interpreting drawings and specifications as well as some insight to fabrication labor application.
This is the first book of a series of estimating manuals offering trade specific
information on steel estimating.
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Chapter 3 -The Bid Letter
Chapter 10 -Fabrication Labor

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This manual is great for anyone wanting to know more about steel and steel fabrication. The information in this book provides the inside story told in the steel fabricator's point of view.

Content includes reading and understanding the contract specifications and drawings, how to write a complete bid letter, how to create the steel take off, how to apply fabrication labor hours, plus how to figure the costs of handling, painting and shipping.

This premier publication is designed to be all inclusive, and is written for the layperson who wants to know more about this industry.