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
Understanding & Evaluating Construction Cost Estimates
How Do You Know?
Time spent on summary & analysis
Level 5 estimating analysis
Keep asking “why?” Or “how do you know?”
Show your work!
Indirect construction costs
Other project costs
If you can’t explain it simply…
What’s burden include?
Why do we care?
Fun with numbers
Analyzing multiple estimates
A sensible list
Insurance industry standards
Budgeting & Estimating for Construction, Maintenance, Repairs & Claims
Order of Magnitude (PFCS Level 1)
Case study: Otto’s outhouse 10 steps: Level 1
Case study: Multi-family residential Case study: Commercial
Case study: Your room using Uniformat
Putting It All Together
5 levels – 10 steps
Decide on the level of detail
A sensible list
Relating the parts
Conceptual & Preliminary (PFCS Levels 2-3)
10 Steps: Level 2, level 3
Construction cost flow chart
Using the estimate components
Quantity take off (QTO)
Case study: Otto’s outhouse
Detailed & Bid/Construction/Trial (PFCS Levels 4-5)
10 Steps: Level 4, level 5
Refine the estimate: Many passes
Case study: Thompson Gardens
Case study: Cuban’s manor
Estimating is a skill and profession
Who Should Attend
- Residential Designer
Architects & Residential Designers
6.5 HSW CEUs
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education units to Nevada architects and residential designers. The course offers 6.5 PDHs to Nevada professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Nevada.
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.
Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 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 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 licensing board for 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.
Professional Cost Estimator, Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc.
Mr. Fowler is a construction consultant, professional cost estimator, and president of Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc. (PFCS), a licensed general building contractor in California and Oregon. He received a B.S. degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico. He has held certifications from AAMA, ASPE, ICBO, and others. Mr. Fowler has published articles in national magazines, and he has been invited to speak by the most important groups in the building industry (AAMA, APRA, ASPE, ASTM, BETEC, CAI, ICC, NIBS, RCI, etc.). He also has experience with successful expert witness testimony, including in federal court.
Construction Consultant, Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc.
Mr. Hjorth is a licensed general contractor, construction consultant, ICC certified residential and commercial building inspector, and construction project manager based out of Las Vegas. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management, Mr. Hjorth started his construction consulting career working for one of the largest home builders in the United States. His experience includes drafting of residential, multi-family and commercial plans, construction customer service and project management. Mr. Hjorth is certified in OSHA jobsite safety training, and is a certified English XL tribometrist approved to verify the safety of flooring surfaces. He has worked for several of the nation’s largest hotels and retail chains providing safety and code compliance consulting.
Project Management Professional, Orange County, California
Ms. Murray is the ultimate building expert. She has a virtually unparalleled level of accomplishment from the biggest picture of development as an acting town manager and a manager of more than 50 municipal planning professionals, to the nitty-gritty details of a certified plans examiner, building inspector, teacher, and student. Deb holds degrees in Construction Engineering Technology and Administration and Civil and Structural Design Drafting. Her job titles have included college instructor, engineering/development specialist, senior planchecker, planning manager, and principal management analyst, acting town manager, and community development manager. In these roles she has hands-on experience in every aspect of the building lifecycle including planning, design, construction, maintaining, rehabilitating, and decommissioning.
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