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Estimating Roadwork and Paving

Attendees of this one-day course will learn to accurately estimate roadwork and paving costs of all types. Using real sets of drawings, students will perform a variety of take-offs on various road, paving and parking lot projects. Students will apply material and labor costs to associated takeoffs to assemble a complete estimate using efficient and reliable estimating takeoffs. This course is designed to improve estimator productivity and increase equipment selection and costing knowledge. This course is ideal for road and highway contractors, asphalt and concrete pavers, commercial contractors and developers, and DOT employees.

This program teaches the primary aspects of estimating roadwork and paving construction. It provides the estimator with the skills necessary to assemble a detailed and accurate estimate of this scope of work. Practical experience is gained throughout the course using hands-on exercises and problem-solving challenges.

Class size is limited. Register early to guarantee your space.

Price: $595.00

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  • Estimate slopes/shoulders
  • Curb and gutter calculations
  • Estimate asphalt paving
  • Estimate concrete paving
  • Establish crew costs
  • Estimate hauling costs
  • Estimate from typical details
  • Calculate compaction production
  • Pre-bid process & site analysis
  • Plans and specifications
  • Pre-bid Checklist
  • Soils-aggregate mixtures & treatment
  • Storm water management
  • Erosion control plan
  • Site clearing
  • Site demolition
  • Soil stabilization
  • Production for subbase compaction
  • Aggregate base
  • Preparation of subgrade
  • Placing aggregate
  • Aggregate shoulders & approaches
  • Placing shoulder material
  • Open graded drainage courses
  • Swell and shrink materials
  • Project specifications and compaction
  • Ground loss
  • Land slope on soil quantities
  • Slope factors
  • Bidding and mark-up discussion
  • Equipment costing
  • Preparing the project schedule
  • Adjustment for project changes and extras


Upon completion of the course students will be able to implement a structured system for determining job costs by accurately assessing equipment, labor, material and other service costs involved in the completion of roadwork projects. They will be able to determine cut and fill quantities in roadway excavations, working from cross sections and profiles and will increase work efficiency and control of the project. Students will be able to accurately calculate and apply equipment production rates. They will have the confidence to estimate all major aspects of paving construction, including: asphalt and concrete materials, subgrade preparation, curb and gutter.

Course dates (Course times are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm):

  • September 28, 2022 - Sarasota, FL
  • October 26, 2022 - Sarasota, FL
  • December 14, 2022 - Sarasota, FL
  • March 29, 2023 - Atlanta, GA (Near ATL Airport)

Location details provided upon registration.

This course is available as a video 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 video home study format includes everything that is presented in the live version of the course. Video home study courses are shipped via UPS to the shipping address that you select upon checkout.

The video home study course includes: 

  • Instructor video presentation on USB flash drive
  • Course workbook
  • Practice blueprints
  • Reference book
  • Engineering scale
  • Calculator
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