This is a 10-week course that runs from **September 13\, 2021 &ndash\; November 21\, 2021 \;**** \;**and covers a foundation of skills in construction. Take *Introduction to Construction Estimating* and/or *Construction Blueprint Reading* if you feel you need more information in these areas before taking this class. Those courses are not prerequisites but they are a part of the Certificate in Construction Estimating. You will need skillful blueprint reading and basic construction estimating skills to be successful in this class.

This Estimating and Bidding online course features hands-on estimating and quantity take-off activities associated with General Conditions\, Site Work\, Concrete and Form work\, and Masonry Estimating. By the end of this class you should be able to estimate the cost of general conditions\, prepare quantity take-off of excavation and back-fill\, prepare a quantity take-off of concrete\, and form work\, se unit prices to price your estimate\, prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of masonry work. The Certificate in Construction Estimating program includes this class. **This class is 100% online. \;**Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours a week on course work from \;**September 13\, 2021 &ndash\; November 21\, 2021.**

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

- Know how to read blueprints
- Know how to use a spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel
- 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 |

An Overview of Estimating and Bidding | 1 |

Planning and Organizing the Estimate | 2 |

Estimating General Conditions | 3 |

Estimating Labor and Equipment | 4 |

Estimating Site Work &ndash\; Excavation | 5 |

Estimating Site Work &ndash\; Utilities and Other Site Amenities | 6 |

Concrete Estimating 1 &ndash\; Footings and Foundations | 7 |

Concrete Estimating 2 &ndash\; Slab on Grade | 8 |

Concrete Estimating 3 &ndash\; Columns\, Walls and Systems | 9 |

Estimating Masonry Construction | 10 |

__Learning Objectives:__

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

- Plan for and organize an estimate
- Estimate the cost of general conditions
- Prepare quantity take off of excavation and back-fill
- Prepare a quantity take off of concrete\, and form work
- Use unit prices to price your estimate
- Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of masonry work

**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.**