1. Strategy and estimating
This section deals with basic sales and marketing strategies, the production and procurement strategies of the construction industry, as well as financing strategies. It focuses on the special needs of the construction market and shows possibilities to satisfy the specific market needs.
2. Estimating costs in heavy construction
This chapter presents the foundations of the calculation process. These include the cost estimate structure, estimating goals, methods liquidity of planning etc. Later, practical calculation examples for every field are presented. These include earthworks, road construction, bridge construction, tunnel construction, and special foundation engineering projects. These examples are actual construction projects, which depict the entire estimating process.
3. Special aspects of estimating process
The third chapter relates to special aspects of the calculation process. These include claims due to changes of the building process, construction in foreign countries, the estimating of risks, special features of joint ventures as well as estimating software.