101 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING
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.
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
- pricing 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