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Recommendations for Construction Cost Estimating Books

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One of the next steps after having a land development plan prepared is to figure out what it will cost to actually build the project. Construction costs will usually be determined by the site contractor looking to build your project or by the civil engineer who designed your plans as part of the land development approval process.

However, it might be helpful to know a little about how the cost estimating process works and what is involved so that you can know what actual costs could be involved in the construction of your project.

The following are two books that I would recommend.

1) Construction Cost Estimating by Leonard Holm and others

This is a comprehensive guide on the topic of cost estimating.



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2) Estimating Building Costs by Wayne J. Del Pico

This is good reference book describing what is involved with cost estimating.



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Related: What Is a Construction Cost Estimate?

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