Estimating in heavy construction: roads, bridges, tunnels, foundations by Jacob Dieter and Clemens Muller
In contrast to building construction, there are only a few available English books on estimating in heavy construction projects, such as roads, bridges and specialized foundation engineering works for buildings. This book is based on our German estimating book, in which we have collected German examples.
These real projects can also be applied to the international market. The estimating is based on specific construction methods which are dependent on the boundary conditions, the machinery available and the quality and training of personnel. Be aware that estimating is always a stochastic process and cannot deliver a deterministic result. Reliable estimating is not only important for a contractor but also for a professional client who wants to have a rough overview of his cost situation, especially in civil engineering and underground construction.
Estimating in heavy construction: roads, bridges, tunnels, foundations by Jacob Dieter and Clemens Muller pdf
This is expensive, complicated work and one cannot simply measure square or cubic meters of living space as in standardized building engineering. One only has to think of related significant cost overruns in a few recent large-scale projects to understand the need for a publication written exclusively for heavy construction estimating.
This book presents the theoretical background as well as best practice examples of estimating in heavy construction. The examples stem from practitioners in international large-scale construction projects. As distinct from other publications on estimating, this book presents specific numbers and costs are calculated precisely. In this way the book helps to avoid errors in the estimating of construction projects like roads, bridges, tunnels, and foundations.
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