Rapid Lighting Design and Cost Estimating
By Prafulla C. Sorcar (Manick Sorcar)
McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1979

About the Book:

(Reprinted from the book cover):

"Clients often require a clear picture of lighting design – with realistic cost estimates – before a job even gets on the drawing board. But what used to take many hours can now be done in only one-sixth the time with this guide to design and cost estimating for both indoor and outdoor lighting projects.

With this book within reach, you can quickly select a fixture according to esthetics, lumen output, visual comfort, energy efficiency, and installation cost without going through a number of catalogs. Easy-to-use charts then help you determine the total number of fixtures you need for a job. For every lighting figure, materials, labor, overhead, direct job expense, and profit are all worked out and included in the installed cost.

 


Architects' Book Club made it a feature selection ('Book of the Month')
for December, 1979

Included is a complete range of specification – grade luminaires with incandescent, fluorescent, mercury vapor, metal halide, low-pressure sodium and high-pressure sodium lamps. And no matter how much luminaire and labor prices may change in the future, this unique system of cost estimating will never go out of date because a simple adjustment formula affiliated with the luminaire price index and labor price variation guarantees realistic estimates.

Included is a complete range of specification – grade luminaires with incandescent, fluorescent, mercury vapor, metal halide, low-pressure sodium and high-pressure sodium lamps. And no matter how much luminaire and labor prices may change in the future, this unique system of cost estimating will never go out of date because a simple adjustment formula affiliated with the luminaire price index and labor price variation guarantees realistic estimates.

When you need quick, reliable solutions to your lighting design and estimating problems, this first-of-its-kind guide provides the answer in minutes. You can also take this book to conferences with clients to discuss the design details of a lighting project. You’ll soon wonder how you got along with out it".

Review:

"Here is a handy, quick method for lighting design and calculations of installation prices for both indoor and outdoor lighting projects. With this book, one can quickly select a fixture according to aesthetics, lumen output, visual comfort, energy efficiency, and installation cost without going through a number of catalogs..." (Lighting DEsign & Application, USA, February, 1980).

 
 
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