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Estimating and Bidding for Contractors

This program was set up for aspiring estimators, project and facility managers, architects, and others who want to learn the basics of estimating construction projects during all phases. Learn how to find and organize construction cost information, review and practice quantity take-off rules and procedures, and examine and compare alternative approaches to automated estimating. Key topics include: concept estimates, volumetric or area estimates, assembly estimates, unit cost estimates, locating reliable cost information, managing the estimating process, project scope determination, techniques for effective quantity take-offs, finding and using automated estimating tools, verifying and checking estimate accuracy, estimating overhead costs, and regional and local adjustment to costs. (1.6 CEUs)

Prerequisite: None.

13SE0600 Aug 11 & 18 (Sa, 8am-5pm)