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Presenter: Steve Watkins, CPE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Spokane, WA

The Davenport Grand Hotel
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-458-3330

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-build estimate
      • Design-bid-build estimate
      • Control estimate
      • Conceptual 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
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed. (WA)
     6.5 PDHs (Other States)

     6.5 HSW PDHs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a 6.5 hour continuing education opportunity to Washington professional engineers (not required for license renewal), which will qualify for 6.5 PDHs in other states and 6.5 HSW PDHs to Washington architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Washington.

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, 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 course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor board with mandatory continuing education.

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.


Steve Watkins, CPE

The Walsh Group

Mr. Watkins serves as director of preconstruction at The Walsh Group – Walsh Construction & Archer Western in Seattle. He has been the lead estimator there since November 2014. Mr. Watkins is a certified professional estimator (CPE) and is the president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society of Professional Estimators. He has approximately 26 years of experience in the construction industry, having started in the single-family residential area, followed by the land development industry and for the last 12 years in commercial estimating. Mr. Watkins leads the Seattle estimating department for The Walsh Group on all procurement types from the typical “hard bid,” to design/build, GC/CM, and private negotiated GMP projects. He has worked on just about every type of vertical construction project as well as most procurement methods. Previously Mr. Watkins served as chief estimator at Absher Construction and as land development/warranty director at Rick Burnstead Construction. Mr. Watkins studied Construction Management at the University of Washington.

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.