Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT
Break:                                 12:30 – 1:30 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             1:30 – 4:30 pm CDT

Introduction to Cost Estimating

   Classifications of estimates and respective project design stages
   Direct and indirect costs

Basis of Estimates

   Project documents and significance for estimating
   Blueprint reading skills (Scales and projection of views)

Cost Components – A Closer Look at Estimates

   Concept of labor time and labor cost estimation
   Breakdown of labor hourly wage rates (open shop vs. prevailing)
   Overhead and profit
   Bonding and insurance

Organization of Estimates and Examples

   CSI master-format
   Cost summaries – an overview

Cost Estimate Examples – Quantity Take-offs and Pricing

   General requirements
   Wood and plastics
   Thermal and moisture protection
   Doors and windows

Other Related Topics                                       

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

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
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      6.5 PDHs

     6.5 CE Hours

     6.5 LU|Elective


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   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
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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.

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AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Construction Cost Estimating

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines covers the types of estimates and their applications, estimating labor, equipment, overhead, profit, materials, services, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and plumbing services.It also covers construction estimating resource, processes, and using estimating software.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the different types of cost estimates (Design, bid and control) and will be able to realize the benefits of complete and accurate estimates for their clients and the design professional.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assemble a competent estimate team, describe the estimating process, and utilize data resources to produce complete and accurate estimates for project owners.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to estimate construction materials and services, including earthwork, pavements, concrete structures, wood structures, steel structures, masonry, floors, roofs, interiors, and finishes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to estimate the costs of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|Elective

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction project management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/27/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.