Construction Estimating Basics

Course Highlights

  • Learn and experiment with various methods of pricing work
  • Discover the basic components of every effective estimating system
  • Review spreadsheets and other tools of the trade
  • Develop work breakdown structures
  • Learn how to “feed” bid items
  • How to avoid ‘rookie’ mistakes
  • Understand overhead and profit
  • How to bid in the public sector
  • Build and use reliable cost data
  • Explore strategies for gaining and maintaining a competitive edge

Who should attend:

  • First time Estimators
  • Estimating Assistants
  • Those responsible for pricing and negotiating change orders