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Product Manufacturing and Cost Estimating using CAD/CAE: The Computer Aided Engineering Design Series
Academic Press, 01-Jul-2013 - Computers - 570 pages
This is the second part of a four part series that covers discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, the reader will...
...understand basic design principles and all digital design paradigms.
...understand CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks.
...understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct All Digital Design (ADD).
...understand industrial practices in employing ADD and tools for product development.
Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of essential elements for product manufacturing and cost estimating using the computer aided engineering paradigm
Covers CAD/CAE in virtual manufacturing, tool path generation, rapid prototyping, and cost estimating; each chapter includes both analytical methods and computer-aided design methods, reflecting the use of modern computational tools in engineering design and practice
A case study and tutorial example at the end of each chapter provides hands-on practice in implementing off-the-shelf computer design tools
Provides two projects at the end of the book showing the use of Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks® to implement concepts discussed in the book
Nasa Cost Estimating Handbook Ver 4.0U.s. National Aeronautics And Space Administration
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 14-Jan-2017 - 62 pages
This is the fourth edition of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Cost Estimating Handbook (CEH), updating the 2008 edition. The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a guide for cost estimating at NASA. The intended audience covers the non-estimating professional and the new cost estimator, as well as experienced analysts. The intent of this revision is to provide an update reflecting significant policy changes since the 2008 edition
Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools
Gregory K. Mislick, Daniel A. Nussbaum
John Wiley & Sons, 04-May-2015 -- 344 pages
Presents an accessible approach to the cost estimation tools,concepts, and techniques needed to support analytical and costdecisions
Written with an easy-to-understand approach, CostEstimation: Methods and Tools provides comprehensive coverageof the quantitative techniques needed by professional costestimators and for those wanting to learn about this vibrant careerfield. Featuring the underlying mathematical and analyticalprinciples of cost estimation, the book focuses on the tools and methods used to predict the research and development, production,and operating and support costs for successful cost estimation in industrial, business, and manufacturing processes.
The book begins with a detailed historical perspective and keyterms of the cost estimating field in order to develop thenecessary background prior to implementing the presentedquantitative methods. The book proceeds to the fundamental costestimation methods utilized in the field of cost estimation,including working with inflation indices, regression analysis,learning curves, analogies, cost factors, and wrap rates. With astep-by-step introduction to the practicality of cost estimationand the available resources for obtaining relevant data, CostEstimation: Methods and Tools also features:
Various cost estimating tools, concepts, and techniques neededto support business decisions
Multiple questions at the end of each chapter to help readersobtain a deeper understanding of the discussed methods andtechniques
An overview of the software used in cost estimation, as well asintroducing the application of risk and uncertainty analysis
A Foreword from Dr. Douglas A. Brook, a professor from theGraduate School of Business and Public Policy at the NavalPostgraduate School who spent many years working in the Departmentof Defense acquisition environment
Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools is an excellent referencefor academics and practitioners in decision science,operations research, operations management, business, and systemsand industrial engineering, as well as a useful guide in support ofprofessional cost estimation training and certification courses forpractitioners. The book is also appropriate for graduate-levelcourses in operations research, operations management, engineeringeconomics, and manufacturing and/or production processes.
Gregory K. Mislick is Senior Lecturer in theDepartment of Operations Research and Program Manager for theMasters Degree Program in Cost Estimating and Analysis at the NavalPostgraduate School (NPS). A retired U.S. Marine Corps LieutenantColonel aviator and past associate dean of the GraduateSchool of Operational and Information Sciences at NPS, hisresearch interests includes life cycle cost estimating andmodeling, probability and statistics, regression analysis, learningcurves, and optimization.
Daniel A. Nussbaum, PhD, is Visiting Professor in theDepartment of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate Schoolin Monterey, California. With over 30 years of professionalexperience providing financial estimating and analysis services tosenior levels of the U.S. Federal government, Dr. Nussbaum'sresearch interests includes cost/benefit analyses, life cycle costestimating and modeling, and financial modeling.
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Life Cycle Costing: Techniques, Models and ApplicationsB. Dhillon
Routledge, 21-Aug-2013 - 354 pages
Product acquisition involves an examination of the support cost of major equipment over its total life years. Depending on the type of equipment, support costs may range from 10 to 100 times the cost of acquisition. 'Life Cycle Costing: Techniques, Models and Applications' offers a comprehensive approach to the entire field, and treats it in such a way that the reader requires no previous knowledge to understand the contents. It covers all advances and recent progress in life cycle costing from its history and definitions to current approaches. It is fully referenced for deeper study in any specific area (there are over 1150 references with an appendix) and contains more than 50 examples with their solutions. Subjects covered include reliability improvement warranty, computer hardware and software costing, vehicles life cycle costing, reliability engineering, life cycle costing in the aircraft industry, and processing systems costing. This work is intended for all engineers and senior students of engineering or business administration, administrators, cost analysts, researchers, academics, and anyone involved with equipment procurement.
Estimating Activity Resources and Cost Estimating
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PMP Exam Cram: Project Management Professional
Michael R. Solomon
Pearson Education, 08-Dec-2009 - Computers - 360 pages
PMP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the 2009 PMP Exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools such as quizzes and Exam Alerts.
Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your exam!
Approach the project management process from PMI’s views on project management
Understand the project management framework
Properly initiate projects
Understand the project planning process
Complete the planned project work
Monitor project work and make necessary changes
Follow PMI’s professional responsibility standards
GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs
DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 438 pages
To use public funds effectively, the gov¿t. must meet the demands of today's changing world by employing effective mgmt. practices and processes, including the measurement of gov¿t. program performance. Legislators, gov¿t. officials, and the public want to know whether gov¿t. programs are achieving their goals and what their costs are. To make those evaluations, reliable cost information is required and fed. standards have been issued for the cost accounting that is needed to prepare that information. This Cost Guide has been developed in order to establish a consistent methodology that is based on best practices and that can be used across the fed. gov¿t. for developing, managing, and evaluating capital program cost estimates. Illustrations.
Cost Estimating in Various Areas
Electrical Estimating Methods
Wayne J. Del Pico
John Wiley & Sons, 22-Oct-2014 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
Simplify the estimating process with the latest data, materials,and practices
Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition is acomprehensive guide to estimating electrical costs, with dataprovided by leading construction database RS Means. The book coversthe materials and processes encountered by the modern contractor,and provides all the information professionals need to make themost precise estimate. The fourth edition has been updated toreflect the changing materials, techniques, and practices in thefield, and provides the most recent Means cost data available. The complexity of electrical systems can make accurate estimation difficult, but this guide contains all the necessary information inone place.
An electrical estimate represents the total cost for materials,labor, overhead and profit, but accuracy is virtually impossiblewithout a basic knowledge of the field, and real-world experiencein the type of work required. Inaccurate estimates lead to problems with customer satisfaction, which often create payment issues. Athorough, complete, and accurate estimate is in the best interest of all parties involved in the work. Electrical Estimating Methods provides more than just data. Detailed discussionsabout the work itself help highlight factors that may escape notice, and access to the latest cost data helps tie everythingtogether. Features include:
Discussion of current equipment, materials, and processes
Means data for both residential and commercial projects
Case studies that illustrate best practices
Online access to the latest Means data for fast access on thejob
The book discusses specific situations as well as generalpractices, and provides comprehensive guidance to the creation of atrue, current, estimation of costs. For electrical contractors andestimators, Electrical Estimating Methods contains must-havecontent that simplifies the estimating process.
Introduction to Estimating for ConstructionBrian Greenhalgh
Routledge, 17-Jan-2013 - 216 pages
Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement.
As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes:
The nature of costs in construction from a cost of resources approach
Modern tendering procedures and the stages of development of construction projects
How to convert an estimate into a formal tender and then into a contract
Simple numerical examples of estimates
Estimating and cost analysis during the construction project
Summaries and discussion questions in every chapter
This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.
Jab's Con$truction, Co$t Escalation, Engineering and Management, Cpm
Joseph A. Brown
Xlibris Corporation, 27-Jan-2011 - Education - 687 pages
Green Building: Project Planning and Cost Estimating
John Wiley & Sons, 19-Jan-2011 - Architecture - 480 pages
A unique cost reference, updated and expanded, for architects,engineers, contractors, building owners, and managers
Green building is no longer a trend. Since the publication ofthe widely read first edition of this book, green building hasbecome a major advancement in design and construction. Buildingcodes and standards have adopted much stricter energy efficiencies.Businesses, institutions, and communities have discovered hugesavings, along with health and marketing advantages, in sustainablebuilding. Private facilities, as well as public buildings forFederal, state, and local governments are increasingly required todesign and build sustainably in both new construction andrenovation.
This Third Edition has been updated with the latest ingreen building tech-nologies, design concepts, standards, andcosts. The chapters, case studies, and resources give you practicalguidance on green building, including the latest on:
Green building approaches, materials, rating systems, standards,and guidelines
Energy efficiencies, implementing energy modeling tools
Designing and specifying, as well as commissioning, greenbuilding projects
Often-specified products and materials, as well as a samplespec
Goals and techniques for health, comfort, and productivity
Evaluating the cost versus value of green products over theirlife cycle
Low-cost green strategies, and special economic incentives andfunding
Building deconstruction and cost considerations
With a new chapter on greening of commercial real estate, thisreference is a one-stop resource for the latest in green buildingapproaches and implementation.
The contributors, all prominent leaders in green building,include:
Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, author of the original GreenSpec
Andy Walker, Ph.D., PE, senior engineer with NREL
Joseph Macaluso, AACE, certified cost consultant
Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts
John H. Pendleton
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 50 pages
The Navy plans to spend about $28 billion to buy 55 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and at least 64 interchangeable mission packages to perform one of three missions ¿ mine countermeasures, antisubmarine warfare, and surface warfare ¿ in waters close to shore. The Navy has been developing two different LCS seaframes and plans to select one for production in 2010. Due to the small 78-person crew size ¿ 40 core crew, 23 for aviation detachment, and typically 15 for mission packages ¿ the Navy is developing new concepts for personnel, training, and maintenance. This report assessed the extent to which DoD has: (1) estimated LCS long-term operating and support costs; and (2) developed plans to operate and support LCS. Illustrations.
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