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Presenter: Daniel Frondorf, CPE, CDT

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: East Lansing, MI

Marriott at University Place
300 Michigan Agricultural College Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-337-4440

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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


Producing Different Types of Cost Estimates

   Purposes of and methodologies for cost estimates
      • Design estimate
      • Bid estimate
      • Control estimate


Construction Estimating Resources and Processes

   Estimating team
   Estimating process
   Data resources
   CSI Masterformat


Estimating Labor, Equipment, Overhead and Profit

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


Analyzing Risk, Managing Subcontractors, and Human
Interaction as part of the Estimating Process

   Estimators as risk identifiers and mitigators
   Soliciting, receiving, and reviewing subcontractor and vendor quotes
   How human nature impacts our work as estimators


Group Estimating Exercises

   Work together in teams to estimate the costs of different components of a
   single construction project; teams will perform quantity takeoffs and develop
   cost estimates for excavation, concrete footers, and masonry walls


Using Construction Estimating Software

   Review of industry-standard software for quantity takeoffs of
      one, two, and three-dimensional units
   PDF creation and manipulation
   Spreadsheet-based cost estimating templates

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA.

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.

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity; it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and 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.

Speakers:

Daniel Frondorf, CPE, CDT

 DG Frondorf and Associates LLC, Cincinnati

Mr. Frondorf owns and operates Cincinnati-based DG Frondorf and Associates LLC, a construction cost estimating consulting firm. He is a member of the Consulting Estimators Round Table (CERT), AACE, and the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) and has 22 years of service as a construction estimator. He has presented several seminars on estimating practices and ethical bidding topics to trade associations and at industry events.

Mr. Frondorf is also a past instructor of construction estimating at the University of Cincinnati and has guest lectured there and at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He has also written several articles on estimating related topics in Estimating Today and Design Cost Data magazines.

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.