Book of ELM

Book of ELM

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a€œI know 20 people who should read this book and live by it but some of them are my competition and I hope they never read it. The vendor relationship spoken about in this book is imperative, some contractors think they can burn or abuse vendors and it always comes back to haunt them. This is a necessary and important book.a€ Garry Boyce Jr., President, Boyce Excavating Co. Inc. Major excavating contractor in upper New York State. a€œMr. Pestone has hit the nail on the head with this book. Ita€™s a must read for anyone in the industry. He writes to the construction person who is working his way up the ranks or worked up through the ranks, in a language that is right from the job site. He makes a very interesting read on a subject that could be very difficult.a€ Ed Dillon, Estimator, TDX Construction Corp. Managed the construction of projects for more than three billion dollars and is ranked as one of the ten largest CM firms in the region. a€œIf you are going into this crazy business or have been in it for a lifetimea€bread this booka€byou will learn something from a honesta€btell it like it is guy who has been on both sides of the table. Wish he wrote it 25 years agoa€ba€ Thomas Iannelli, President, Iannelli Construction Corp. CMAA Metro New York/New Jersey Award of Excellence, NY Construction News Top Contractor of the Year, Subcontractors Trade Association, Builder of the Year. a€œThe writer has shared an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry that few get the experience to obtain. A work life as a contractor, a Vice President for a major subcontractor and an executive for an owner with a billion dollar per year construction program, all in the New York City market has given Ron the perspective of the building environment from both sides of the table. Rona€™s experience has produced a book that should be a part of everyonea€™s tool kit [including all] who lecture, teach, or work on construction management and contracting methods and procedures.a€ Robert Landrigan, Sr. Director, Construction Services NYC School Construction Authority, Ret. a€œThe Book of ELM, Common Sense Subcontracting with ELM Job costing by Ron Pestone is the result of 50 plus years as a veteran of the subcontracting community. Ron provides a treasury of knowledge of the construction business and a toolkit for job costing that requires a minimum of data input without the need to utilize the traditional tedious cost coding. The author is passionate about this business and provides tremendous insight into how to survive in the subcontractora€™s world.a€ Chuck Marino, President, AMCC Construction Corp. Rated 7th in 2101 in Design Buildings and 9th as New York Top Educational Facilities Contractor. a€œIt was great reading about what the construction industry, all know. Without question, this book should be used to teach a primary course in Construction Management. I am thinking about purchasing copies of this book to present to some of my clients I wish would follow its advice. The comments are witty and I felt as though I was listening to a conversation at an onsite construction meeting. Vincent G. Riverso, Principal, Riverso Associates, Inc. An organization of Construction, Scheduling, Engineering and Architectural Professionals providing Construction Management, Owners Representative Services, Construction Claim support, Construction Accounting, CPM Scheduling, Consulting Estimating, Value Engineering and Design Build Services. a€œRon Pestone has hit the nail on the head with ELM Job Costing. Even with a bad estimate, by applying Rona€™s approach to project control a accounting you can usually mitigate your losses or maybe even make some a€˜lemonadea€™ with the a€˜lemon.a€™ Ron addresses these topics directly and in no uncertain terms. Also Rona€™s book gave me another outlook on some topics, which will hopefully help me in the future. Ron knows his topics very well; he has spent a lot of time in the a€˜trenches.a€™ Therefore, it is highly recommended that you carefully read his book and implement its guidelines on each category. I believe that youa€™ll enjoy it as ita€™s not only a quick and easy read but also as very informative and as a quick reference guide.a€ John Stacom, Principal, R. Stacom Consultants Inc. Former Senior Vice President, WDF Inc. A major mechanical contractor in NYC.There are several helpful resources available to you as youa#39;re calculating an estimate. The Sheet Metal ... In my opinion, the NECA Manual of Labor Units stands head and shoulders above all the others for the electrical trade. For informationanbsp;...

Title:Book of ELM
Author:Ron Pestone
Publisher:Llumina Press - 2014-04-17


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