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"Preparing Rapid, Accurate Construction Cost Estimates with a Personal Computer"
Author: Gerstel, Sanford M.
Published In: Computer Applications [Critical Issues in Facilities Management #1]
Date: 1987

Describes an inexpensive and rapid method for preparing accurate cost estimates for construction projects in university settings using a personal computer, purchased software, and one estimator.  Compares construction cost estimates to fixed price project bidding.  Includes figures of computer printout of computerized rapid estimating system, a master estimate worksheet file, and a spreadsheet demonstrating how to quickly calculate the factor for adjusting costing systems based on standard unit costs to current market conditions.

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