Now there's a cost estimating
resource that's developed specifically for home remodelers!
Developed in cooperation with the National Association of Home
Builders, this book let's you quickly and easily estimate the
cost of all types of home remodeling projects, including additions,
new kitchens and baths, and much more.
You'll quickly agree that this costbook is the first place to
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, based on the latested
national averages and standard labor productivity rates. What's
more, the book includes detailed regional cost modifiers for
adjusting your estimate to your local conditions.
- 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,
CSI MASTERFORMAT, vi
Sample Costbook Page, xi
Costbook Pages, 1
Supporting Construction Reference Data,
Geographic Cost Modifiers,
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 - 354 Pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.