101 Introduction to Construction Estimating is a self-paced class which is the gateway to more complex and trade specific estimating courses. This online course is designed to help estimators polish their estimating skills and learn the basic skills that are absolutely required to produce successful construction estimates.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students who successfully complete Introduction to Construction Estimating will learn the basic principles of construction estimating. Topics to be studied include:
organization of the estimate
types of estimates
elements of an estimate
quantity take off techniques
adjusting the estimate for a variety of variable factors
estimating labor, materials and equipment
profit and overhead markups
Upon completing this course the student will understand the different types of estimates and how to organize an estimating document.
This course will build a foundation of knowledge that the student will use while estimating virtually any individual trade or project type more info...
This construction math self-paced class is intended to develop mathematical skills that can be applied to the construction trade through practice and application. This course is an introduction to other courses in construction. While this class is not a prerequisite for any other classes, it does provide a foundation for them.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this class you should:
be able to use and understand all operations on fractions and decimals that are common to the construction industry.
be able to convert measurements from fractions to decimals
be able to calculate area, and volume of various shapes
be able to convert measurements from cubic feet to cubic yards
be able to measure the volume of concrete footings, slabs, walls, and columns.
be able to calculate board feet
be able to calculate and measure for basic constructions in wood and concrete
This 103 construction blueprint reading class covers a foundation skill in construction. All construction professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints.
This online blueprint reading course is designed to provide you with that foundation knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started. Mastery of blueprint reading will come with practice and with using blueprints on the job on a regular basis. more info...
This 105 estimating and bidding online course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with General Conditions, Site Work, Concrete and Form work, and Masonry Estimating.
By the end of this class you should be able to:
Estimate the cost of general conditions
Prepare quantity take off of excavation and back-fill
Prepare a quantity take off of concrete, and form work
Use unit prices to price your estimate
Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of masonry work
The Certificate in Construction Estimating program includes this class.
PREREQUISITES To do well in this 105 estimating and bidding course you should already have the following skills:
Know how to read blueprints
Know how to use a spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, Numbers (Mac), or the spreadsheet software found in open source software programs
Have a basic knowledge of construction estimating subjects including:
Basic math skills
Estimating terminology (quantity take off, unit price, production rate, etc.)
Use of the calculator and architectural scale
Be able to organize your work so it can be easily understood by others
This 106 Estimating and Bidding 2 online course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with Metals, Wood, Doors and Windows, Finishes, Electrical, and Mechanical Estimating. We will also focus on the preparation of work-place ready estimating documents.
By the end of this online class you should be able to:
Estimate the conceptual cost of structural metals
Prepare quantity take off and estimate of rough carpentry
Prepare a quantity take off of roofing and waterproofing
Use unit prices to price doors and windows
Prepare quantity take off and estimate various finishes
Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of mechanical systems
Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of electrical systems
The Certificate in Construction Estimating program includes this class.
INTRODUCTION This 107 construction materials and processes online course will give the student an overall understanding of materials and methods. Each week we will study one specific material category, one specific construction process, and an overall construction system. The student will have the opportunity to expand the studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work place.
In addition the student is expected to research and report on the session materials and processes with respect to sustainable or “green” construction.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this 107 construction materials and processes online class you should:
Be able to recognize quality control procedures for various materials
Be familiar with material manufacturing processes
Understand the physical limitations of the materials we are studying
Understand how the materials we are studying are used in construction
Know where to find information about materials when needed
Understand the regulatory environment under which materials are manufactured and incorporated into new structures
Know the relevant history of each material
Know the important aspects of how each material is used in construction processes
INTRODUCTION This 109 Civil Construction online course focuses on understanding civil construction materials and methods. This includes civil site preparation and grading, excavation, back fill, compaction, trenching, paving, and de-watering. Discussions on the proper methods of determining earthwork quantities, estimating civil construction costs and safety implications will take place throughout the course.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this online class on you will:
Understand standard terminology and units of measurement used in heavy construction
Explain the properties of civil construction materials
Perform basic quantity take-offs and estimating for heavy civil construction
Calculate quantities and costs for site work, utilities and paving
Develop an awareness of construction safety related to earth moving operations
Explain and discuss a variety of storm water and run off methods
Understand the procedures and processes of civil site work construction
INTRODUCTION This purpose of this 110 Civil Site Work Blueprint Reading and Construction Materials online course is to give the student an overall understanding of civil sitework construction and materials. This includes understanding and interpreting civil construction blueprints, reading specifications, manufacture and use of civil construction materials such as aggregates, concrete, asphalt, pipe, and geo-synthetics.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this Civil Sitework Blueprint Reading and Construction Materials online class you will be able to:
Interpret construction documents (plans and specifications)
Use plan sheets to determine work scopes and quantities
Understand how aggregates are produced
Explain concrete and asphalt mix designs and how they are used
Differentiate between different pipe materials and fittings
Illustrate how metals can be used in civil construction
Describe how masonry and composite material are applied in civil construction