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Presenter: Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu, P.E., LEED Green Associate, CTS

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Introduction to Cost Estimating
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Classifications of estimates and respective project design stages

   Direct and indirect costs

   Project documents and significance for estimating

   Blueprint reading skills (scales and projection of views)

Cost Components – A Closer Look at the Estimates
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 PM CDT

   Concept of labor time and labor cost estimation

   Breakdown of labor hourly wage rates (open shop vs. prevailing)

   Material cost estimation

   Equipment cost estimates (purchase, rentals and depreciation costs)

   Overhead and profit


   Bonding and insurance

Cost Estimate Organization and Examples
Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   CSI master-format

   Cost summaries – an overview

   General requirements





   Wood and plastics

   Thermal and moisture protection

   Doors and windows



Cost Estimating Topics
Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:30 - 3:00 PM CDT

   Value engineering

   Project scheduling and relationship with cost estimating

   Technology utilization for estimating

   The bidding process

   Management of scope changes (addenda and change orders)

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     7.0 HSW CE Hours

     7.0 HSW LUs

     7.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

These webinars offer professional engineers and architects continuing education credits in all states that allow interactive online learning, except Florida architects. Each webinar listing indicates the number of continuing education credits that are available. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. Other states do not preapprove continuing education sponsors or courses. HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved by the American Institute of Architects as a continuing education provider (Sponsor No. J885). The Floodplain Mapping and Regulation webinars and the HEC-RAS webinars are approved by the Association of State Floodplain Mangers. See each listing for available CECs. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinars, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.


Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu, P.E., LEED Green Associate, CTS

Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu, P.E., LEED Green Associate, CTS, is currently a senior cost engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is a licensed professional engineer, a LEED green associate and a certified technology specialist who has extensive experience in planning and managing diverse domain construction projects ranging from medium to large-scale industries. Mr. Yu’s areas of expertise include heavy civil construction, cost estimating, value engineering, project scheduling, feasibility studies, and risk analysis, including identification of cost and schedule impacts. He has conducted cost estimating training programs by invitation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Yu has been teaching cost estimating and project management lectures for more ten years for the New York City Local 3 electricians, plumbers, carpenters and workers of other trades at the SUNY Empire State College and the Mechanics Institute of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $350.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $300.00

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