Easy-to-use location factors for over 900 cities and towns give you accurate costs for your specific area, and an additional 3,000 unit prices let you modify an estimate for your unique site conditions. Projects include: installing ramps and walkways, widening doorways, installing/re-fitting elevators, relocating light switches, signage, remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, and many more, including auditoriums, public transportation, and recreational facilities.
Also included in the text is additional guidance on:
- How the ADA guidelines apply to new construction and remodeling projects - Who’s responsible, and how to make any public accommodation accessible - How to reduce future maintenance, and avoid & “failure to comply” citations
Means ADA Compliance Pricing Guide helps facility managers, owners, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers and building users answer the complicated questions of what’s required, when, and how to make sure you comply.
Chapter 1: Today’s Landscape Industry.
Breaking Down a Landscape Project.
The Landscape Professional & Project Management.
Building Your Business.
Planning the Landscape Proposal.
Chapter 2: Materials & Methods.
Hard Construction, or “Hardscape”.
Irrigation Systems (Sprinkler & Drip).
Other Green Building Approaches to Landscaping.
Historic Landscape Preservation.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements.
Chapter 3: Equipment.
Equipment Rental & Subcontracting.
The Economics of Purchase & Leasing.
Life Cycle Costs & Productivity.
Equipment Life Expectancy.
Chapter 4: Beginning the Estimate.
To Bid or Not to Bid.
Prior Knowledge & Estimating.
Before Starting the Estimate.
The Landscape Project Analysis Form.
Types of Estimates.
Chapter 5: How to Take Off Quantities.
Guidelines for the Takeoff.
The Step-by-Step Takeoff Process.
Chapter 6: Pricing the Estimate.
Grouping the Items.
Types of Costs.
Chapter 7: Sample Takeoff & Estimate.
Area Measurements & Plan Reading.
Plant & Landscape Materials.
Chapter 8: Bidding.
What Makes a Winning Bid?
The Bid Package.
Types of Bids.
Putting Together a Bid.
Chapter 9: Job Planning & Scheduling.
The Planning Team.
The Job Schedule.
Plan, Coordinate, Target.
Sequence of Installation & Duration Time.
Chapter 10: Estimating Maintenance Costs.
Business Growth & Opportunity.
Division of Maintenance Tasks.
Vehicles & Equipment.
Work Crews or Teams.
Scheduling & Travel Time.
Facilities Personnel as Landscape Managers.
The Landscape Contractor’s Ongoing Performance Analysis.
Developing a Maintenance Proposal: An Example.
Chapter 11: How to Use Means Cost Data.
Using Cost Data.
Format of Data.
Unit Price Section.
Assemblies Cost Tables.
City Cost Indexes.
Historical Cost Indexes.
Appendix A– Estimating.
Appendix B– Site Work.
Appendix C– Hard Construction.
Appendix D–Planting & Weather.