Here's the easy way to estimate
the cost of all types of residential construction projects!
- designed specifically for home builders.
This costbook is the first place you should turn, whether you're
preparing a preliminary estimate, evaluating a subcontractor's bid,
or submitting a formal budget proposal.
It puts at your fingertips accurate and up-to-date material and
labor costs for thousands of cost items used in home construction --
concrete, framing, insulation, painting, flooring, plumbing, and
wiring -- based on the latested national averages and standard labor
What's more, the book includes detailed regional cost modifiers
for adjusting your estimate to your local conditions. It features:
- Material costs for thousands of items based on current
national averages (including allowances for transport, handling
- Labor costs based on the prevailing rates for each trade and
type of work, PLUS man-hour tables tied to each unit costs, so
you can clearly see exactly how the labor cost was calculated and
make any necessary adjustments.
- Equipment costs -- including rental and operating costs.
- Square-foot tables based on the cost-per-square-foot of
hundreds of actual projects -- invaluable data for quick,
With the BNi Home Builder's Costbook, you'll save yourself
time and effort, while protecting yourself from hidden costs, cost
overruns, oversights, and hazardous "guesstimates."
CSI MASTERFORMAT, vi
Sample Costbook Page, xi
Costbook Pages, 1
Man-Hour Tables, 177
Supporting Construction Reference Data, 263
Geographic Cost Modifiers, 311
Square Foot Tables,
All data in the Costbook pages and Man-Hour tables is organized
according to the CSI MASTERFORMAT - the industry standard
numbering/classification system. The data is divided into the
16 divisions as shown below. The five digit numbers within each
division correspond to the MASTERFORMAT Broadscope designations.
Each section is further broken down into MASTERFORMAT Mediumscope
designations. These numbers, in most cases, are the same as those
used in architectural and engineering specifications.
The construction estimating information in this book is divided
into two main sections: Costbook Pages and Man-Hour Tables. Each is
organized to the 16 divisions of the CSI MASTERFORMAT as shown
below. In addition, there are extensive Construction Reference
Tables, Geographic Cost Modifiers, Square Foot Tables and a detailed
Sample pages with graphic explanations are included before the
Costbook pages, Man-Hour Tables and Square Foot Tables. These
explanations, along with the discussions below, will provide a good
understanding of what is included in this book and how it can best
be used for construction estimating.
Sample of CSI
|Summary of Work
|Measurement and Payment
|Special Project Procedures
|Construction Facilities &
|Material and Equipment
Softcover - 322 Pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.