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Construction Estimating: Industry Standards

How much siding will you need for a midsize house? How much lumber will it take? In this program, students will learn a number of industry-standard techniques used to calculate the amounts of building materials for many common construction projects. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to the Competencies and Objectives of the National Center for Construction Education & Research. A Shopware Production. (19 minutes)

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Estimating: An Essential Building Skill
Estimating is an essential for determining the approximate cost of building a house, including quantities and costs of materials and costs of labor. There are five steps in estimating construction.