Introduction to Cost Estimating
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

   Classifications of estimates and respective project design stages
   Direct and indirect costs
   Project documents and significance for estimating
   Blueprint reading skills (scales and projection of views)

Cost Components – A Closer Look at the Estimates
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CST

   Concept of labor time and labor cost estimation
   Breakdown of labor hourly wage rates (open shop vs. prevailing)
   Material cost estimation
   Equipment cost estimates (purchase, rentals and depreciation costs)
   Overhead and profit
   Bonding and insurance

Cost Estimate Organization
Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST

   CSI master-format
   Cost summaries – an overview
   General requirements
   Wood and plastics
   Thermal and moisture protection
   Doors and windows

Cost Estimating Topics
Friday, December 8, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CST

   Value engineering
   Project scheduling and relationship with cost estimating
   Technology utilization for estimating
   The bidding process
   Management of scope changes (addenda and change orders)

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     7.0 HSW Contact Hours

     7.0 HSW LUs

     7.0 PDHs

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Yeung (Henry) Yu Ha , P.E. (USA), P. Eng. (Canada), Associate Design-build Professional by DBIA, PMP, WELL Accredited Professional, LEED Green Associate, AVIXA CTS

Senior Cost Engineer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Mr. Yu is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Mr Yu is a project management professional (PMP), a LEED green associate and an AVIXA certified technology Specialist. He possesses extensive experience in planning and management for diversified domain construction projects ranging from medium to large-scale industries, and he has an in-depth understanding of engineering design and construction management. He also provides on-call service as a FEMA substantial damage estimator.

Mr. Yu’s areas of expertise includes heavy civil construction, cost estimating, value engineering, project scheduling, feasibility studies, risk assessment, asset management and lifecycle cost analysis. He has conducted cost estimating training programs by invitation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and has been teaching the cost estimating and project management lectures for more ten years for the New York City Local 3 electricians, plumbers, carpenters and workers of other trades at the SUNY Empire State College and the Mechanics Institute of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Introduction to Cost Estimating

Introduction to Cost Estimating

December 7, 2017 Webinar Yeung (Henry) Yu Ha
Cost Components - A Closer Look at the Estimates

Cost Components - A Closer Look at the Estimates

December 7, 2017 Webinar Yeung (Henry) Yu Ha
Cost Estimate Organization

Cost Estimate Organization

December 8, 2017 Webinar Yeung (Henry) Yu Ha
Cost Estimating Topics

Cost Estimating Topics

December 8, 2017 Webinar Yeung (Henry) Yu Ha