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Revised Lumber Yard Cost Estimator Work Sample By Lynnette S Rollins A Research Paper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Master of Science Degree With a Major in Vocational Rehabilitation Approved 2 Semester Credits Investigat g Advisor signature The Graduate College University of Wisconsin Stout August 2000 Abstract for Plan BThesis Work Sample Rollins Lynnette S Revised Lumber Yard Cost Estimator Work Sample Vocational Rehabilitation Graduate Program Advisor Jeb Kaiser 02 2000 MDC manual style Statement of Problem To provide a realistic task of cost estimation and materials knowledge involving basic duties a Lumber Yard Cost Estimator and other related professionals encounter on the job Tentative Design of the Research A LumberYard Cost Estimator Work Sample It will involve a blueprint and or three sided drawings of a simple structure materials list and price list The participant will analyze the drawings and materials list and fill in a complete materials needed worksheet If the materials worksheet is completed correctly the participant will then complete the estimated price cost form The information obtained from the materials and price list blueprints and or three sided drawings will be used to complete the worksheets forms It will be necessary for the participant performing this work sample to have some prior knowledge of the building trades and related materials Being able to read a diagram or basic blueprint structural may be needed to complete this work sample Also the participant should be able to use a calculator performing general computations The worksheets will indicate areas for separate costs of materials subtotal tax commission percentage and total bid price The work sample will not deal with extraneous variables such as delivery costs or actual construction labor costs This work sample will be field tested on 15 people to obtain reliability and normative data Content validity will be determined through job analysis Proposed



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