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Comprehensive Estimating BCN 5618 M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction University of Florida
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BCN5618 2 Introduction to Estimating Definition:   best judgment  of the future cost of a  project. Objective:   To prepare an approximate , realistic cost  of  a  project  in  an  orderly,  efficient,  and  comprehensive manner.
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BCN5618 3 Importance Estimating  is  one  of  the  most  important  phases  of  any  contractor s  business  because: To stay in business, a contractor must be  low bidder on a certain number of  projects, yet their prices cannot be so low  that it is impossible to make a profit on  them. 
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BCN5618 4 Quantity Survey To  determine  the  quantities  of  materials  required to build a project. To  be  able  to  do  quantity  takeoffs,  the  estimator: Must be able to read and measure plans Must have a knowledge of mathematics  Must have the patience and ability to do careful,  thorough work.
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course BCN 6518 taught by Professor Chini during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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