When

Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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Where

ROBEX or on Zoom 
180 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY 14625
 

 
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Contact

Jean Metzger 
The Builders Exchange of Rochester 
585-586-5460 
jean@robex.com 
 

Construction 101: Estimating 

Join us for our Estimating class! This course introduces beginners to the bidding process, the different phases of estimating, the means and methods employed in creating estimates and includes hands-on exercises.

In-person attendance is proferred as each session features hands-on learning activities, however, online attendance is also available. Registration covers both sessions 1 & 2.

$29 Per Student. Sign up for more and save, see flyer for details.

Estimating 1: March 17th, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction to the basics:

  • Phases of design and how it affects estimatingo 
    • Concept, Design Development, Construction Documents
    • No documents
    • Street/Eagle View, pictures, measurements
  • Cost Factors
    • Direct vs Indirect Costs
    • General Conditions
    • Bonding
    • M/WBE, SDVOB, Wage requirements
    • Take offs & Commodity pricing
    • Wage & production Rates
    • Equipment Costs
    • Safety & Inspections
    • Overhead & Profit
    • Alternates & Allowances
  • Methodology - Means and methods
    • Where to start?
    • When to involve subs and suppliers?
    • Count and amount
    • Unit Cost
    • Systems pricing
  • Resources
    • Subcontractors & Suppliers
    • Mentors
    • Internet
    • Database – R.S. Mean, Craftsman Book Series, Timberline, build you own
    • Experience – Use the Force Luke
  • Format
    • Pencil and paper
    • Software – Basic (Excel)
    • Software – Advanced (Timberline)

Estimating 2: April 21, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Methodology - Build on the basics:

  • Break up into groups and create an estimate
    • Evaluate the project – is it the right fit and why or why not?
    • Takeoffs
    • Draft a subcontractor bid scope
    • Receive & evaluate subcontractor and supplier information
    • Add it up
    • Qualifications & Clarifications

Class brought to you by: Livingston Associates