ONLINE
Monday, January 17, 2022 8:00 AM - Monday, March 28, 2022 5:00 PM (EST)

This is a 10-week course that runs from January 17, 2022 – March 28, 2022, and covers a foundation skill in construction. Participants should know how to read blueprints and have basic knowledge of estimating. Estimating and Bidding 1 is not a prerequisite of this class.

Event Details

This is a 10-week course that runs from January 17, 2022 – March 28, 2022 and covers a foundation skill in construction. Participants should know how to read blueprints and have basic knowledge of estimating. Estimating and Bidding 1 is not a prerequisite of this class.

This online estimating and bidding course is designed to provide you with hands-on estimating and quantity take-off activities associated with Metals, Wood, Doors and Windows, Finishes, Electrical, and Mechanical Estimating.  We will also focus on the preparation of work-place ready estimating documents.  By the end of this class you should be able estimate the conceptual cost of structural metals, prepare a quantity take off and estate of rough carpentry, prepare a quantity take off of roofing and waterproofing, use unit prices to price doors and windows, prepare a quantity take off and estate various finishes, prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of mechanical systems, and prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estate of electrical systems. This class is 100% online. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours a week on course work from January 17, 2022 – March 28, 2022.


PREREQUISITES: To do well in this course you should already have the following skills:

  • Know how to read blueprints
  • Know how to use a spread sheet software such as Microsoft Excel, Numbers (Mac)
  • Have a basic knowledge of construction estimating subjects including:
    • Basic math skills
    • Estimating terminology (quantity take off, unit price, production rate, etc.)
    • Use of the calculator and architectural scale
  • Be able to organize your work so it can be easily understood by others


Modules covered in class include:

Module

Week

Orientation, Estimating Practices and Methods

1

Structural and Miscellaneous Metals Estimating

2

Estimating Carpentry, Part 1

3

Estimating Carpentry, Part 2

4

Estimating Thermal and Protective Systems

5

Estimating Doors and Windows

6

Estimating Finishes

7

Introduction to Electrical Estimating

8

Introduction to Mechanical Estimating

9

Bid Day Operations

10


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this class you should be able to:

  • Perform quantity take offs and conceptual estimating for structural and miscellaneous metals
  • Prepare quantity take offs and estimates for rough carpentry and framing
  • Prepare quantity take offs and conceptual estimates for waterproofing and roofing
  • Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of various finish trades
  • Utilize conceptual estimating methods to arrive at mechanical and plumbing budgets
  • Utilize conceptual estimating methods to arrive at electrical budgets

Students will also need the following materials:

  • A calculator
  • An architectural scale
  • A couple of colored pencils
  • A spreadsheet program (Excel, Numbers).  An acceptable free spreadsheet program can be downloaded from OpenOffice.org,

Students will be provided with a textbook, Estimating in Building Construction, 9th Edition by Steven Peterson and Frank Dagostino, that they may keep. Text books will be mailed out prior to class starting. Once you complete your registration, please email mginsberg@gbca.com to confirm your shipping address.

The deadline to receive a refund for event registration is (7) seven business days before the event. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Meg Ginsberg
Contact Organization:
General Building Contractors Association | GBCA
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