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Presenter: Mr. Robert Secrest, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Irvine, CA

Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-553-0100

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

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

Estimating Construction Materials and Services

   Earthwork and excavation 
   Concrete structures 
   Wood structures 
   Steel structures 

Estimating Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

   Electrical systems
   Mechanical systems

Using Construction Estimating Software

   Review of industry-standard software

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours*
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

*Does not qualify for California
 accessibility requirement

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 with continuing education requirements. This seminar does not qualify for California’s mandated accessibility continuing education requirement for architects.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Mr. Robert Secrest, P.E.


Mr. Secrest is a highly-decorated public works and capital projects cost estimator and executive working throughout southern California and around the world in the fields of utilities infrastructure, facilities, transportation, heavy civil, rail, bridges, residential, commercial and military, including asset management and maintenance and operations. His accomplishments include registered professional civil engineer (P.E.), certified cost engineer (C.C.E.), certified asset manager (MIAM) and master of business administration (MBA). As the first ever director of assets inside a major public works entity, Mr. Secrest leads cost estimating on several remarkable public works infrastructure programs for the U.S. military, public works departments and local water districts, including several large- scale construction projects such as the $150 million Point Loma Fuel Farm Replacement Project, the $8 Billion Westside Purple Line Extension, and an Underground Subway Project for LA Metro. He also worked on the $3.4 billion fire and police station construction program while stationed in-country during Operation Enduring Freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a federal service medal recipient. He has also had the opportunity to lead several large-scale construction projects throughout his 25-year career such, as the $8 billion east span of the Oakland to San Francisco Bay Bridge (OSFBB), the $2.3 billion Sunrise Power-Link Project and the $150 million Sound Transit Link Light Rail. Mr. Secrest is lauded for his remarkable accuracy in cost estimating, having achieved within one to three percent of general contractor sealed bids on several projects in California. He has delivered engaging presentations at annual conferences for the American Water Works Association (AWWA), WEF and CMAA. He has also presented before city councils on numerous occasions.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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