Construction Cost Estimating
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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
Cost summaries – an overview
Cost Estimate Examples – Quantity Take-offs and Pricing
Wood and plastics
Thermal and moisture protection
Doors and windows
Other Related Topics
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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6.5 CE Hours
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Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu P.E. P.Eng. PMP LEED Green Associate CTS
Senior Cost Engineer at the 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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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 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
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