Northwest College of Construction

Basic Commercial Estimating

Product Code: CRN #23879 Spring Term

Date: Mon, Thr 4/5/21-5/20/21 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: NWCOC
Tuition: $528.00 Lab Fee: $63.00 Books: $15.00 Registration: $30.00 Total: $636.00


This course builds a foundation of knowledge that the student will use while estimating virtually any construction assembly or project type. The estimating course is designed to teach the “art” of estimating commercial construction projects using MS Excel. Students will become proficient and productive estimators by focusing on proven estimating techniques and concepts that emphasize takeoff detail and accuracy. Students registering for this class should have an understanding of how to read commercial plans. NWCOC offers Commercial Plan Reading three times per year to help develop that required skill.
Topics Include:
 

  • Quantity take off techniques

  • Calculate labor and equipment, material quantities, unit costs and man-hour production rates

  • Complete accurate estimate take off and summary sheets

  • How to organize estimate spreadsheets

  • Understand the types of estimates

  • Research and price alternate materials

  • Pricing techniques

  • Adjusting the estimate for a variety of variable factors

  • Profit and overhead markups

  • Understand basic bid requirements



  • Product Code: CRN #23879 Spring Term

    Date: Mon, Thr 4/5/21-5/20/21 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Location: NWCOC
    Tuition: $528.00 Lab Fee: $63.00 Books: $15.00 Registration: $30.00 Total: $636.00



    This course builds a foundation of knowledge that the student will use while estimating virtually any construction assembly or project type. The estimating course is designed to teach the “art” of estimating commercial construction projects using MS Excel. Students will become proficient and productive estimators by focusing on proven estimating techniques and concepts that emphasize takeoff detail and accuracy. Students registering for this class should have an understanding of how to read commercial plans. NWCOC offers Commercial Plan Reading three times per year to help develop that required skill.
    Topics Include:
     

    • Quantity take off techniques

    • Calculate labor and equipment, material quantities, unit costs and man-hour production rates

    • Complete accurate estimate take off and summary sheets

    • How to organize estimate spreadsheets

    • Understand the types of estimates

    • Research and price alternate materials

    • Pricing techniques

    • Adjusting the estimate for a variety of variable factors

    • Profit and overhead markups

    • Understand basic bid requirements



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