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Estimating with Microsoft Excel
Unlocking the Power for Home Builders

By: Jay P. Christofferson

Published by: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Create your own Customized Estimating Program!

Most builders estimate with Excel because it's easy to learn, quick to use, and can be customized to your style of estimating.

Here you'll find step-by-step how to create your own customized automated spreadsheet estimating program for use with Excel 2007

You'll learn how to use the magic of Excel in creating detail sheets, cost breakdown summaries, and linking. You'll put this all to use in estimating concrete, rebar, permit fees, and roofing. You can even create your own macros.

Includes a CD-ROM that illustrates examples in the book and provides you with templates you can use to set up your own estimating system.

Estimating with Microsoft® Excel: Unlocking the Power for Home Builders gives you step-by-step instructions on how to create a powerful estimating program that will help you save time, increase productivity, and improve the accuracy of your estimates.

Author Jay Christofferson, one of the countries leading experts in computerized estimating for home builders, teaches you how to build a fully customized estimating program without buying expensive specialized software or hiring a consultant. Christofferson's innovative instructional text is complemented with a CD-ROM that illustrates examples in the book and provides you with templates you can use to set up your estimating system.

From programming basic formulas to sophisticated applications like automating Excel to integrate with other software packages, Estimating with Microsoft® Excel will help you set up an accurate, efficient estimating system. With easy-to-understand examples and screen shots, you will create estimating operations powerful and reliable enough for your most important management decisions.


List of Figures, vii
List of Tables, xii
Foreword, xiii
About the Author, xv
Acknowledgments, xvii
Introduction, 1
Chapter 1, The Basics of Spreadsheets and Beyond, 5
Chapter 2, Improving Estimating by Using Spreadsheets, 23
Chapter 3, Creating a Cost Breakdown Summary Sheet, 35
Chapter 4, Eliminating Steps by Using Detail Sheets, 47
Chapter 5, Saving Time with Hyperlinks, 73
Chapter 6, Letting Formulas and Functions Do the Work, 79
Chapter 7, Calculating Profit Margin, 99
Chapter 8, Making Spreadsheets User Friendly with Form Controls, 109
Chapter 9, Automating Spreadsheets, 121
Notes, 145
Resources, 147
Index, 149

158 pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.


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