Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

Provides man hours, recommended crew, and the labor costs for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

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Craftsman Book Company  2020 Cost Books

Rapid Home Estimator 2020 Cost Books

11,000 + COST ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM

Organized into 4 Books (New Home 2000, Remodel 3500, Kitchen & Bath 2000, Small Job 2500)

     Rapid Home Estimator 2020 contains over 11,000 residential and remodeling cost items selected from the 2020 Editions of The National Construction Estimator and the National Repair and Remodeling Estimator from Craftsman Book Company.  The cost items have been sequenced by residential division and grouped into four specialized areas – for new home construction, remodeling, kitchens and baths, and small jobs.  Cost items include man hours per unit based on an individual trade or crew rate.  Labor rates by trade can be changed and applied to all cost items that include that trade.

Rapid Pro Estimator 2020 Cost Books

35,000 + COST ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM

10,000+ residential, 11,000+commercial and 14,000+ remodeling items

     Rapid Estimator Professional Edition has three cost databases – The Craftsman Commercial Database, the Craftsman Residential Database, and the Craftsman Repair and Remodeling Database.  The Craftsman databases contain all the current costs that are published in the National Construction Estimator Publication and the National Repair and Remodeling Estimator Publication.  In addition, a blank user database is included, and a quote can be obtained for converting your own data (for example, costs you may have in Excel).

Commercial, Residential, Remodeler and User Data estimates are created with appropriate division breakdowns that are commonly used so that estimates are structured in an organized format for presentation.  There is complete flexibility in accessing cost items from any of the cost databases. You have the option to order any or all the available databases.

COST ITEMS ORGANIZED BY BOOK, DIVISION, SUBDIVISION, HEADER

EASY TO USE KEYWORD SEARCH

3 Key Word Search

 

Use the search feature to find cost items from the index or by key word making it easy to find the cost items you are looking for to quickly build your estimates

Commercial & Residential Cost Book pricing for Rapid Estimator Professional Edition

Current prices in dollars and cents for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated.

Provides recommended crew sizes; average production rates; exact material, equipment, and labor costs; a total unit cost and a total price including overhead and profit. Separate listings for high- and low-volume builders, so prices shown are specific for any size business. Estimating tips specific to repair and remodeling work to make your bids complete, realistic, and profitable.

Current prices in dollars and cents for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All price items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts, plus special charts that tell you exactly how these costs are calculated.

Provides recommended crew sizes; average production rates; exact material, equipment, and labor costs; a total unit cost and a total price including overhead and profit. Separate listings for high- and low-volume builders, so prices shown are specific for any size business. Estimating tips specific to repair and remodeling work to make your bids complete, realistic, and profitable.

RapidEstimator 2020 - Change labor rates by crew

Crew Codes

Crew codes are used for most cost items to identify who will do the work for a cost item. The unit labor cost for an item is based on the composite crew rate and how long it will take to do the work.

Labor Rates       

In Rapid Estimator you can easily modify a crew rate by changing the base wage per hour for the trades in the crew.  In addition, Craftsman provides monthly Area Modification Factors by zip code to update costs throughout the year.  

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