Construction Estimating Basics

This workshop exposes participants to the necessary basic components of construction estimating through the use of dynamic, fast paced instruction and hands-on segments designed to illustrate the entire estimating and bidding process

Course Highlights:

  • Learn and experiment with various methods of pricing work
  • Discover the basic components of every effective estimating system
  • Spreadsheets and other tools of the trade
  • Develop work breakdown structures
  • Learn how to “feed” bid items
  • How to avoid ‘rookie’ mistakes
  • Understanding overhead and profit
  • How to bid in the public sector
  • Building and using reliable cost data
  • Explore strategies for gaining and maintaining a competitive edge
  • Engage in hands-on exercises that will re-enforce every concept being taught

Who should attend?

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