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2010 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Author : Dennis D. Gleason
ISBN : 978-1-57218-213-4

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Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual. Sample estimating and bidding forms and contracts also included. Explains how to handle change orders, letters of intent, and warranties. Describes the right way to process submittals, deal with suppliers and subcontract specialty work.

Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates. Revised annually.

Included with National Estimator CD-ROM:

-Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks
-Free Online Technical Support – for the National Estimator Software
-Free Monthly National Estimator Updates – Updates to the 2009 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Monthly price updates on the Web are free and automatic all during 2009. You'll be prompted when it's time to collect the next update. A connection to the Web is required.


The National Estimator System Requirements:

PC with 300 megahertz or higher Intel (or equivalent) processor recommended; 233 MHz minimum required.

-Operating Systems:
Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Requires up to 25 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device.

For Internet access:
DSL or Cable recommended; 56 kilobytes per second (Kbps) or higher-speed modem minimum.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher), Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.0, or Mozilla 1.7 minimum.