Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST
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Carly Carmosino 
Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri 

Conceptual Estimating Techniques 


In this unique business environment for Mechanical Contractors, the ability to work with clients in the early stages of the design process is important. Contractors that assist clients with budgeting and value engineering ideas will lead to more negotiated contracts for their company.

Negotiated work for contractors is essential in this very competitive market. Mechanical Contractors need a strong understanding past project cost and their company’s productivity on installation is critical in developing a conceptual estimate.

This course will focus on key aspects of putting together mechanical work budgets in the early stages in design, building a relationship with the client, securing the contract and providing owners with budgets during the construction of the project. 

Instructor Information:

Keith Rahn, Auburn University 

Keith Rahn’s industry experiences comes for owning a mechanical contracting company in Indiana for many years.  Rahn currently serves as an assistant professor at Auburn University in the McWhorter School of Building Science.  Prior to his new position, Rahn served as an instructional assistant professor at Illinois State University (ISU) for nine years.  While at ISU, he taught a variety of classes that covered instruction in mechanical and electrical systems, project management and administration, estimating and project scheduling, and construction material methods.