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Presenter: Mike Keating

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Tallahassee, FL

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-422-0071

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Types and Levels of Cost Estimates: Purposes and Objectives

   Conceptual estimates
   Design estimates, contingencies, and escalation
   Bid estimates and the bid process
   Construction control estimates and change orders
   Design build vs. design-bid-build

Construction Estimating Resources and Processes

   Estimating team
   Estimating process/quantity takeoff
   Data resources
   CSI MasterFormat/work breakdown structure/assemblies
   Cost/bid factors/construction economy

Estimating Labor, Equipment, Overhead and Profit

   Estimating labor costs
   Estimating construction equipment costs
   Estimating overhead costs
   Estimating profit

Estimating Construction Materials and Services

   Earthwork and excavation
   Pavements and other site work
   Thermal and moisture protection
   Interior construction
   Equipment, furnishings, conveying systems, special construction

Estimating Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

   Mechanical/fire protection systems
   Electrical/communication systems

Value Engineering, Lifecycle Costing, and Estimating Software

   Estimating example
   Value engineering
   Life-cycle costing
   Estimating software

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.5 FL Area of Practice CE Hours

Architects & Interior Designers
     6.5 Florida Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to engineers in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida professional engineers (Provider No. 0004647).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida architects and interior designers (Provider No. 0001388; License No. PVD394), and the Florida Board of Architecture and Design has approved this course for 6.5 continuing education hours.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885). Architects licensed in all other states will be able to claim continuing education credit for completing this seminar.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mike Keating

Mike Keating has been in the construction industry for over 27 years in various capacities including estimator/cost engineer, project manager, construction manager, director of construction, and A/E construction administrator, to name a few. He has been involved in both commercial and residential construction projects both in the public and private sectors with several individual projects exceeding $100 million in construction value. Mr. Keating currently works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a cost engineer and value engineering officer on large military, civil works, and inter-agency developments. In addition, he teaches a class in Construction Engineering as an adjunct instructor at the University of South Alabama’s Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering.

Mr. Keating grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska. In addition, he received his MBA degree from the University of West Florida in 2004. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of Virginia and a certified general contractor (CGC) in the State of Florida. Mr. Keating holds several other industry certifications including certified cost engineer (CCE), value management associate (VMA), certified professional estimator (CPE), and certified construction contract administrator (CCCA).

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.