Educating Construction Professionals
Attendees of this five-day course will be fully prepared to work as estimators for contractors bidding institutional or commercial building projects. Upon completing this course, students will be able to accurately take-off and summarize work quantities from architectural drawings. Students will learn to apply the correct costs for both labor and materials, and will leave this course having prepared an accurate estimate for a complete commercial project. Students attending this course attain a level of proficiency that might otherwise take six months or more to achieve with only on-the-job training.
In just five days, attendees of this course will learn how to produce accurate detail estimates of commercial buildings. Mechanical, electrical, sitework and other specialty trades will be estimated using comparative appraisal estimating techniques. Students attending this course will develop the underlying skills needed to create and organize accurate estimates. Math and takeoff skills necessary for estimating the general construction trades are covered in detail in this course. Different types of drawings needed to visualize the building and its components are also covered in detail.
Class size is limited to 12 registrants.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to perform complete detail estimates of the general construction trades for commercial buildings, and put into practice a structured and tested system for determining project costs. They will be able to determine how project complexity affects labor pricing, select the correct costs for all aspects of the entire project, and utilize various approaches to negotiate favorable subcontracts and material prices. Students will have the confidence in their ability to function as fully qualified building construction estimators with valuable skills and sound techniques.
Location: CEI, 5016 Calle Minorga, Sarasota, FL 34242
Course hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm