Educating Construction Professionals
Attendees of this two-day course will learn to accurately estimate concrete costs. Using a real set of drawings, students will perform a complete concrete takeoff and will apply material and labor costs to that takeoff to assemble a complete estimate. Students will leave this class with the knowledge needed to produce accurate concrete estimates using efficient and reliable estimating techniques.
This course covers all aspects of concrete construction with which the estimator must be familiar, including concrete terminology, construction types, concrete properties, chemical admixtures, forming systems and curing materials. How each of these aspects affects the cost of concrete construction is covered in detail. This course is designed to improve the skills and building knowledge the estimator draws upon while estimating the concrete portion of a project. A brief review of basic math and estimating procedures will be covered. Various concrete practice problems will be presented. A working set of drawings will be assigned and estimated. Material and labor costs will be presented, utilizing a cost data book and other references.
Class size is limited. Register early to guarantee your space.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to prepare accurate estimates of concrete costs and select cost efficient methods of forming, placing, reinforcing, and finishing the concrete. They will be able to organize cost data in a clear and logical manner for use in a summary estimate. Students will have the confidence to apply realistic unit costs to the estimated material and labor quantities and will check and verify the total cost estimate using comparative analysis.
All courses except January 29-30, 2018 course will be held at CEI, 5016 Calle Minorga, Sarasota, FL 34242
January 29-30, 2018 course will be held at the AGC, 6212 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA 92121
Course hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
This course is available as a DVD home study. This format is ideal for busy construction professionals who are unable to attend a live course. It is also beneficial as an in house training tool for human resource departments. The DVD home study format includes everything that is presented in the live version of the course. DVD home study courses are shipped via UPS to the shipping address that you select upon checkout.
The DVD home study course includes: