Best Books – Civil Engineering Drawing and Estimation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Civil Engineering Drawing and Estimation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Civil Engineering Drawing and Estimation along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Civil Engineering Drawing and Estimation subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Civil Engineering Drawing and Estimation" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Civil Engineering Drawing and House Planning” by B P Verma
2. “Civil Engineering Drawing and Design” by D N Ghosh

“Civil Engineering Drawing and Design” Book Review: This book is written in a very student friendly manner and all the concepts in the book are presented in a clear and concise way. The entire syllabi of civil engineering diploma, draughtsmanship courses of all the State Boards for Engineering and Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes of all the states of India are all covered. This book is ideal for any student taking civil engineering degree courses. Practicing Engineers and contractors would definitely find this book useful.

3. “Civil Engineering Drawing” by Gurcharan Singh

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“Civil Engineering Drawing” Book Review: This book is designed for architectural and Civil Engineering students, practicing architects and consultants. It expounds on the most advanced methods of planning, designing and scheduling. A lot of helpful plans for various types of building are included. Some of the topics included in the book are town planning, introduction to architecture, principles of architectural composition, building bye-laws,site selection,principles of planning and buildings,sun and the buildings,design of residential buildings,design of educational buildings,hospitals and dispensaries, hotels, shopping centre and banks,industrial buildings,buildings for recreation,government offices and other buildings,buildings services,management of construction works and network analysis C.Br.M. And PERT.

4. “A Course in Civil Engineering Drawing” by V B Sikka

“A Course in Civil Engineering Drawing” Book Review: This book covers so many fundamental topics in civil engineering such as draughtsmanship and engineering drawing,conventional representations, scale and abbreviations. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers concepts relating to building details such as building drawing, planning and design,masonry,foundations, plinth, damp proof and basement,floors,forms of arches,partition walls,doors and windows, roofs, stairs and staircases.The second section covers public health engineering. The third section expounds on irrigation.

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5. “Estimating,Costing,Specification and Valuation In Civil Engineering” by M Chakraborti
6. “Estimating and Costing in Civil Engineering: Theory and Practice Including Specifications and Valuations” by UBS Publishers & Distributors
7. “Construction Cost Estimating: Process and Practices” by Holm Leonard and E Schaufelberger John

“Construction Cost Estimating: Process and Practices” Book Review: This textbook is designed to help undergraduates understand key concepts in construction cost estimating. It explains the necessary cost estimating principles and techniques used in modern commercial construction. It also explains theory, types of estimates, estimating procedures and contractual aspects and presents practical tips on how to estimate. This book teaches students how to prepare their estimates and the fundamental skills needed to excel in the construction industry. It shows the methods for developing three separate types of estimates: a budget estimate while developing the design, a guaranteed-maximum-price estimate for a cost-plus contract and a bid for a lump-sum contract. There are summary,review questions and exercises in every chapter.

8. “Cost Estimation of Structures in Commercial Buildings” by Surinder Singh

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“Cost Estimation of Structures in Commercial Buildings” Book Review: This book focuses on cost estimation in the science field. There are more than two hundred charts that can be used to help prepare cost estimates for the required constituent quantities of a given structure. The student using the book would learn how to prepare comparative cost estimates and evaluate the effects of changes in design parameters on quantities and costs. Readers would also learn how to create approximate structural costs for a certain design, how to check the estimates for structural works and how to calculate the quantity index for structural works.

9. “Developing the Log Frame Cost Estimation Tool” by Gennady Podolskiy

“Developing the Log Frame Cost Estimation Tool” Book Review: This book explains key concepts and acts as a guide for the creation process. It is written in a beginner-friendly style.The two types of cost estimation; manual type and automatic type (using a created tool) are compared. The benefits of using the program developed by using the combination of the Microsoft Excel and integrated development environment – Visual Basic are listed. The book was designed for people interested in learning the broad concepts of the program creation process.

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10. “Introduction to Cost Estimation” by Subhendu Moulik and Frank Feely
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