Tools: Estimating

These estimating tools help create the project’s budget and schedule.

Classes of work: about MasterFormat (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MasterFormat)

Classes of work, 16 Divisions: CSI MasterFormat (1995, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16_Divisions)

Classes of work, 50 Divisions: CSI MasterFormat (2004, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Divisions)

Classes of work, 50 Divisions (added Division 46 & updates to 2004): CSI MasterFormat (2010, see www.csinet.org/Functional-Menu-Category/News-Room/CSI-and-CSC-Announce-2010-Updates-to-MasterFormat.aspx)

Cost data: RSMeans (see rsmeans.reedconstructiondata.com) data books and databases

Earthwork and material calculation software: Trimble PayDirt (see www.trimble.com/paydirt.shtml)

Electronic plan viewer and advanced quantity takeoff tool (free download):  http://etakeoff.com/

Construction estimating software: Hard Dollar (see www.harddollar.com)

Cost-loaded scheduling software: www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/default.aspx and www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/primavera/index.html

Multi-function printer/plotter, scanner, copier: Hewlett Packard DesignJet T2300 eMFP (see http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2010/InnovationSummit/Designjet_T2300_Datasheet.pdf and www.sourcegraphics.com/large-format-printers/hewlettpackard/t2300.asp)

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