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Construction Estimating - The Process (8-class series)
You've taken Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Commercial Applications. Now what? Construction Estimating - The Process is an 8-part series that is designed to apply and further develop your print reading and estimating skills. This series will help develop an accurate and competitive estimating process that can augment or be implemented at your company. What is learned in each weekly presentation should be used on the job in the ensuing week to augment or improve your company's process. You may not use the entire process, but the intent is to provide information that can be applied on the job to increase the number of estimates put out, the quality and accuracy of estimates, and to be more competitive throughout the entire process.
Construction Estimating - The Process is 20- hour 8-class series that meets from 1pm - 3:45pm on 8 consecutive Wednesdays:
October 18, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 1, 2017
November 8, 2017
November 15, 2017
November 29, 2017
December 6, 2017
December 13, 2017
Week 1: Pre-estimate planning - all that needs to transpire before you begin doing any quantity take-off.
Week 2: Quantity take-off - general and material take-off items to consider.
Week 3: Quantity take-off - labor and equipment issues to deal with when quantifying these. We will talk about conversions and what mistakes are made during quantity take-off.
Week 4: Pricing your direct costs - labor, material, equipment, subcontractors and vendors. We will look at what affects pricing and what is usually forgotten when pricing your products.
Week 5: Overhead, margins, and markups - using them and getting the right numbers to provide a competitive bid.
Week 6: Preparing your estimate for presentation - What you need to have in your final proposal, developing a good letterhead proposal, and what needs to be in the final bid package.
Week 7: Computerizing your estimating process - general considerations, pros and cons, and when to consider moving away from pencil and paper.
Week 8: Computerizing your estimating process - the pros and cons of spreadsheets versus estimating software, and how to choose one or the other.