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Concrete Estimating

Students 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.

  • Get acquainted with concrete
  • Concrete terminology
  • Categories of concrete costs
  • General costs for;  Concrete, Placing, Reinforcing, Finishing, Equipment
  • Essential forms and documentation
  • Takeoff quantities of work
  • Slabs on grade problems
  • Footers and pads
  • Utilize a cost data manual
  • Shrinkage and temperature reinforcement 
  • Horizontal forming
  • Forming costs-job built
  • Reinforcing costs for;  Footers/pads, Pile caps, Piers/pilasters/columns, Walls/beams, Slabs/wire or fiber fabric
  • Tilt-up systems
  • Pre-cast concrete
  • Manufactured forming systems
  • Discussion on; Hot and cold weather concrete, Admixtures, Chemical sealers, compounds, Form releases, hardener
  • Introduction to computerized takeoff and estimating
  • Prepare a concrete bid



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