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Rifka Malik, CPESC, CPE and Daniel Frondorf, CPE, CDT
Basic Estimating Principles
The role of an estimator
What is on the drawings
What is not on the drawings, but equally important
Extracting a proper scope of work
The components of a complete earth analysis
Expansion and compression of soils
The significance of topsoil
Volumes affecting earthwork
Factors That Impact the Estimate of Utilities
How the depth of utilities impacts the estimate, and the chain of events it creates
Two ways that pipe volume matters
The importance of fittings and how to account for them
Calculation of Earth Spoils
The impact of earth spoils on the cost estimate
Developing Unit Costs
Estimating Erosion Control
The responsibilities of erosion control and how they impact the estimate
Estimating proper implementation
The intangibles in erosion control
Industry units of measure
Converting for uniformity and accuracy
Work in teams to produce sample estimates of components
discussed throughout the day
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 5554646), Indiana (License No. CE21655559), Maryland, New Jersey
(Approval No. 24GP55555655), North Carolina (S-5135), and North Dakota. HalfMoon
Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers
and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other
states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area
of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to prompts and earn a passing score (85%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).
Daniel FrondorfDG Frondorf and Associates LLC
DG Frondorf and Associates LLC, Cincinnati
Mr. Frondorf owns and operates Cincinnati-based DG Frondorf and Associates LLC, a construction cost estimating consulting firm. He is a member of Consulting Estimator’s Round Table (CERT), AACE, and the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). He has 25 years of service as a construction estimator, and has presented several seminars on estimating practices and ethical bidding topics to trade associations and at industry events. Mr. Frondorf is also a past instructor of construction estimating at the University of Cincinnati and has guest lectured there and at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He has also written several articles on estimating related topics in Estimating Today and Design Cost Data magazines.
Rifka MalikSitework Estimating Services, Inc
Sitework Estimating Services, Inc., Suffern, NY
Ms. Malik is the president of Sitework Estimating Services, Inc., and she has spent the last 20+ years in the construction industry, specializing in sitework. She is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC) and a certified professional estimator (CPE). Ms. Malik is an independent consulting estimator and a presenter of seminars and presentations to the AEC community, and she has published construction -related articles in relevant publications.
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Course Title: Estimating the Cost of Sitework
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines basic estimating principles, earthwork analysis, factors that impact the estimate of utilities, calculation of earth spoils, developing unit costs, estimating erosion control, and proper conversions.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to apply basic estimating principles to estimating labor, materials and equipment for site work, improving the accuracy and reliability of site work estimates for project owners.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to take into consideration the factors that impact the estimate of utility expenses. The learner will be able to reference required underground depth of utilities and pipe volume to avoid later cost increases due to necessary adjustments.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to accurately calculate the amount of earth spoils, and make responsible and cost-effective plans for hauling and/or reusing spoils.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine compliance responsibility for erosion control management on sites and be able include the cost of erosion control in estimates so the site is not prone to erosion and associated environmental effects.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/09/2022
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