2013 National Construction Estimator

Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation.

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AssembliesCarpentry, Concrete, Electrical, Masonry, Plumbing, Roofing

Cabinets  – Bathroom, Cases, Hardware, Kitchen, Medicine, Shelves, Wardrobe

CarpentryAssemblies, Beams, Casing, Finish, Framing, Molding, Paneling, Rafters, Sheathing, Trim

ConcreteAdditives, Finishing, Footings, Forms, Formwork, Foundations, Pouring, Precast, Reinforcing, Slabs

DemolitionAsbestos, Building, Curbs, Flooring, Foundations, Framing, Removal, Roofing, Walkways

DoorsAccess doors, Closet, Colonial, Entrance, Fire, French, Garage, Screen, Sliding

ElectricalAlarms, Appliances, Boxes, Breakers, Cable, Conduit, Fixtures, Grounding, Lighting, Panels, Switchboards, Switches, Wire, Wiring

ExcavationBackfilling, Backhoe, Clearing, Dozer, Dragline, Fine Grading, Foundation, Grading, Rock, Trenching, Truck

Finishes Acoustical Ceilings, Lath, Paint, Plaster, Siding, Wallboard, Wallpaper

FlooringBase, Carpet, Oak, Pavers, Resilient, Tile, Treads and risers, Vinyl, Wood

HardwareAngles, Bathroom, Door Closers, Post anchors, Lockset, Straps, Weatherstripping

Heating and CoolingAir Conditioning, Baseboard, Blowers, Ducting, Fans, Furnaces, Heaters, Hydronic, Radiant

InsulationFiberglass, Foil, Perlite, Polystyrene, Urethane, Vermiculite

LumberCedar, Fir, Hardboard, Pine, Plywood, Posts, Redwood, Siding, Treatment, Timbers, Trim

MasonryAssemblies, Block, Brick, Ceramic Tile, Chimneys, Flagstone, Marble, Mortar, Pavers, Reinforcing, Stone

MetalsAluminum, Decking, Girders, Ironwork, Light gage studs, Ornamental, Railing, Steel, Trusses

Pipe Cast Iron, Concrete, Copper, Corrugated Metal, Clay, Drainage, Ductile Iron, PVC, Steel

PlumbingDrains, Fire Protection, Pumps, Rough-in, Sinks, Tubs, Valves, Water Closets

RoofingBuilt-up, Elastomeric, Flashing, Sheet Metal, Shingles, Slate, Tile

Site WorkClearing, Curb and Gutter, Fencing, Irrigation, Landscaping, Paving, Piping

WindowsAwning, Bay, Blinds, Casement, Double Hung, Rolling, Sliding, Skylights

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