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Thursday, February 3, 2022
8:30 am 4:30 pm CST


Presented by:
Steve Watkins

Producing Different Types of Cost Estimates
Purposes of and methodologies for cost estimates
• Design-build estimate
• Design-bid-build estimate
• Control estimate
• Conceptual estimate

Construction Estimating Resources and Processes
Estimating team
Estimating process
Data resources
CSI Masterformat

Estimating Labor, Equipment, Overhead and Profit
Estimating labor costs
Estimating for construction equipment costs
Estimating overhead costs
Estimating profit

Estimating Construction Materials and Services
Earthwork and excavation
Concrete structures
Wood structures
Steel structures

Estimating Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
Electrical systems
Mechanical systems

Using Construction Estimating Software
Review of industry-standard software


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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs*

6.5 Non-HSW CE Hours*

AIA:     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 LU| Elective

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Administration)

*Not approved for Engineers or Architects in New York


Continuing Education Credit Information

Construction Cost Estimating
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states except New York, and 6.5 non-HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in states that accept non-HSW coursework, except New York.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU| Elective (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Steve Watkins

Senior Preconstruction Manager for BNBuilders in Seattle, WA
Mr. Watkins has been in the construction industry for approximately 30 years. He started in the single-family residential market sector, which led him into land development and then onto commercial estimating. Mr. Watkins has spent the past 15 years in preconstruction and commercial estimating. He has been a chief estimator and director of preconstruction leading estimating teams and departments. Currently Mr. Watkins is a senior preconstruction manager for BNBuilders in Seattle. He has been fortunate enough to have worked on all procurement types from the typical “hard bid,” Design-build, progressive design-build, GC/CM, and private negotiated GMP for vertical construction projects. Mr. Watkins is the ASPE Northwest Regional Governor and an ASPE CPE.

AIA Info

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 the different types of cost estimates, estimating resources and processes, estimating labor/equipment/overhead/profit, estimating construction materials and services, estimating mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, and estimating software.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to differentiate types of cost estimates (design, bid, and control) and be able to determine whish is appropriate for the project and project owner.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assist in estimating labor, equipment, overhead and profit for construction projects.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assist in estimating construction materials for earthwork, pavements, concrete/wood/steel structures, masonry, floors, roofing, interiors and exteriors.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to assist in estimating mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with cost estimating

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/04/2023

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.