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Books

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Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials

by Wayne J. Del Pico
February 2015, Paperback

A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors -- based on the latest construction materials and methods. This text explains how to;


Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry, and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. A checklist for each material division helps ensure that nothing is left out of your takeoff.

Includes a complete set of residential plans from Home Planners, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home plans. With a detailed material takeoff, from site work to electrical.

With over 160 illustrations, including commercial construction details.

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Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition

by Wayne J. Del Pico
November 2014, Paperback

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING METHODOLOGY FROM RSMEANS, THE LEADING PUBLISHER OF CONSTRUCTION PRICING GUIDES AND REFERENCE TEXTS

With 26 annual cost data book and 70 reference books, RSMeans is the cost estimating authority that construction professionals recognize. Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition covers 120+ topics in 26 chapters for comprehensive guidance on providing estimates for virtually any electrical task or project. This edition has been revised to reflect current labor-hour productivities and methods for obtaining material prices in accordance with recognized industry standards and best practices.


This user-friendly estimating resource features;

Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition serves as a learning tool for novices and as a desk reference for the seasoned professional. It is a excellent companion to the annual publication Means Electrical Costs Data for the professional developing budgets for electrical projects. It provides detailed information on the advantages and disadvantages of various estimating practices.

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Project Control:
Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction

by Wayne J. Del Pico
September 2013, Paperback

The key to successful project control is the fusing of cost to schedule, whereby the management of one helps to manage the other. Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction explores the reasons behind and the methodologies for proper planning, monitoring, and controlling both project costs and schedule. The book fills a void in currently available information on project control, as applied specifically to the construction industry. It is essential reading for students and professionals alike.


Topics include:

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Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional, 2nd Edition

by Wayne J. Del Pico
April 2012, Paperback (E-book also available)

Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSI MasterFormat 2010™ system, the Second Edition of this practical guide describes estimating techniques for each building system and how to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Cost considerations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included for virtually every type of work found in residential and light commercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry to windows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems, finish work, and site construction.


Complete with many new graphics and references to professional construction cost databases, the new edition provides experienced contractors and novices alike with essential information on:

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The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis: Maximizing Tax Benefits for Building Acquisitions and Construction

by Bruce A. Desrosiers, CPA, MST and Wayne J. Del Pico
January 2004, Hardcover

This expert guide walks you through the practice of cost segregation analysis, which enables property owners to defer taxes and benefit from "accelerated cost recovery" through depreciation deductions on assets that are properly identified and classified. A relatively new practice that evolved from various court decisions and Internal Revenue Service rulings, cost segregation can be applied to new buildings under construction, renovations of existing buildings, leasehold improvements, and purchased real estate - going back as far as 1987.


Cost segregation practice requires knowledge of both tax law and the construction process. In this book, the authors share their expertise in these areas with tax and accounting professionals, cost segregation consultants, facility owners, architects and general contractors - providing guidance on major aspects of a professional, defensible cost segregation study, including:

With a glossary of terms, sample cost segregation estimates for various building types, key information resources, and updates via a dedicated website.

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