Introduction to Cost Estimating
Thursday, March 2, 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, March 2, 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, March 3, 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, March 3, 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 PDHs

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Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu, P.E. P.Eng. PMP LEED Green Associate 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

March 2, 2017 Webinar Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu
Cost Components - A Closer Look at the Estimates

Cost Components - A Closer Look at the Estimates

March 2, 2017 Webinar Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu
Cost Estimate Organization

Cost Estimate Organization

March 3, 2017 Webinar Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu
Cost Estimating Topics

Cost Estimating Topics

March 3, 2017 Webinar Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu