Business and Management

General Construction Cost Estimator

Start: Sep 2017       Type: Evening / Weekend Classes       Duration (hr): 70

In this course the students are acquainted with the principles and practices of General Construction Cost Estimating. The present-day estimator must be ready to adjust to the changing requirements of his profession. Estimating construction cost is a very demanding endeavor, requiring full attention and intense study to make sure that all the conditions have been properly considered and priced. Estimating and preparing a bid is a result of a team effort.
The estimator is one of the most important people in a contractor organization! You will be trained in this course to become a successful estimator. Estimating construction costs consists of building the job on paper, including careful programming, selection of construction equipment, evaluation of the most productive method of construction, evaluating labor productivity, and assigning a real price to all elements: materials, selected labor cost, construction equipment needed, and all general expenses associated with the construction site. It presupposes that the plans and specifications for the project are complete to permit a detailed analysis of the specific work, its requirements, and pricing. Each team will receive a set of blueprints and specifications to analyze and bid the work. Construction field experience and reading the construction plans are essential for an estimator! It is probably your last chance to about the basics of the construction business before you step into the real world. Learning from mistakes is expensive and sometimes spells disaster.
HANDS-ON TRAINING: The expert instructors guide students through practical hands-on exercises that reinforce their General Construction Cost Estimating skills. Exercises included;
- General Notes, Blueprint reading and Specifications
- Scope of work per each division, Site conditions and basic requirements
- Material Take-offs, RS Means pricing methods
- Type of pricings per each division
Upon completing this course students will have skills in performing duties of General Construction Cost Estimator
Introduction to General Estimating; Introduction to Estimating Management; General estimating concepts; CSI Divisions and General Requirements; CSI division one to three; CSI division four to six; CSI division seven to nine; Project; CSI division ten to thirteen; CSI division thirteen to Sixteen; Project; Introduction to Estimating Software - Blue Beam, Planswift overview; Concept and Tools; Final Project
Some engineering knowledge and Basic computer user skills. Related education or work experience is a plus.
Bonus for our students enrolled in General Construction Cost Estimator course:  
Special discount price for AutoCAD course (valid 24 months after completion)

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