Industrial Construction Estimating Manual offers a necessary reference for engineers working in process plants. The unit quantity method described prepares estimates for process plants using computerized estimation, producing a reliable and detailed cost. Starting with the fundamentals on estimating and materials, the manual guides the reader through developing labor tables, setting up a database system, and illustrating estimate worksheets using the unit quantity model. The manual progresses into automating the estimation spreadsheets and computerized estimating. Detailed examples of how to apply the model to various types of industrial process plants are included, along with successfully completed applications.
Rounding out with a chapter on bid assurance to ensure accuracy and reliability, the manual provides process plant engineers and managers with the model, format, and data necessary to prepare effective plant estimates. Process plant engineers and managers don't currently have an effective estimation system within companies that deliver on methods, data, and rules, and literature today explains estimation methods only in general construction terms and examples.
- Delivers a detailed estimation model using the unit quantity method to prepare labor estimates specific to process plants
- Features valuable elements, including glossary, data tables, formulas and Excel functions to expedite the process
- Bridges from training to practical applications with successful industrial examples
1. Introduction to Construction Estimating 2. Construction Material 3. Construction Database System 4. Construction Labor Estimate 5. Computer-aided Estimation 6. Combined Cycle Power Plant (1 x 1) Labor Estimate 7. Gasifier Labor Estimate 8. Refinery Equipment and Storage Tank Labor Estimates 9. Fluidized Bed Combustion Labor Estimates 10. Bid Assurance 11. Detailed Estimating Applications to Construction
Appendix A. Statistical and Mathematical Formulas B. Excel Functions and Mathematical Functions C. Area and Volume Formulas D. Standard to Metric E. Boiler Man-Hour Tables
Kenneth Storm is currently an independent consultant and chief estimator for ARB, Inc., preparing construction estimates on a variety of projects such as power plants, oil refineries, petroleum industry tank farms, and pipeline compressors ranging in price from $500,000 to over $250 million in scope. Accumulating over 35 years of experience, he worked as a major project engineer and piping engineer for a variety of projects through CBI Services, Tosco, Exxon, and Union Oil Refinery. Kenneth graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of San Francisco, a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from California State University, a degree from the Graduate School of Statistics from Oregon State University, and a degree from the Joint Graduate Center at Washington State University and Oregon State. He is licensed and certified as a California General Engineering Contractor, a Certified Welding Inspector, and a member of the American Mathematical Association.