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Presenter: David M. Battle FCPE, CERT and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm

Introduction – The Role of Scheduling in Project Planning
S. McCune

   How good scheduling and planning affects projects
   Increased productivity
   Increased quality assurance
   Increased safety

Cost Control
D. Battle

   History of the estimator
   The transformation of the estimator
   Estimator’s new roles as construction managers
   Value of theparallel estimate

Project Control
D. Battle

   Translating an estimate into a schedule of values
   Developing a bar-chart from the schedule of values
   Determine bar-chart over-lapping activities

Gilbane Card Trick & Bar “Gantt” Charts
S. McCune/C. Sonderby

   Development of construction schedules
   Advantages and disadvantages of the most common schedules
   Creating the most common bar charts

Introduction to Critical Path Method “CPM” Scheduling
C. Sonderby

   Development of a CPM type schedule
   Advantages and disadvantages
   Finding the critical activities and the critical path

Fine-Tuning and Changing the Schedule
S. McCune/C. Sonderby

   Resource allocation and resource leveling
   Float and lag
   Delays and changes
   Computerized scheduling
   Primavera, Microsoft Project, others

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 AIA Learning Units
(Not Eligible for Texas Architects)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

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

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to Texas architects. The subject of this seminar has been deemed non-HSW by the American Institute of Architects, who has approved for 7.0 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by 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.


David M. Battle FCPE, CERT

Pre Construction Services, Inc.

Mr. Battle has over 42 years of experience in cost estimating. He is a certified professional estimator through the American Society of Professional Estimators and is a 1976 Construction Management graduate from Oklahoma State University. Since 1994, he has been a cost consultant, providing estimating, budgeting, construction advisor and project services to architects, developers and owners throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. As a cost estimator for Pre Construction Services, Inc., Mr. Battle creates estimates are in CSI order, yet as required by the owner’s needs. He works with architects to create estimate reviews at the end of each phase of the schematic design phase, design development phase, and construction documents phase. Pre Construction Services, Inc. utilizes “Planswift” electronic on-screen take-off. Their costing is based on a combination of historical costing, assembly costing and RS Means costing. The firm has also developed a method of independent estimating paralleling the construction manager (CM) method of estimating. The parallel estimate provides a detailed breakdown for each CSI Division, in lieu of lump-sum preliminary sub-bids prepared by sub-contractors and inserted into the CM’S breakdown. This allows owners and architects to identify line items that may or may not be required for the final design. This approach allows an independent opinion that reinforces decisions to move forward by managers and owner representatives. It also identifies “budget busting” issues, providing an early breakdown before plans develop, protecting costly modifications to the design and delays to the owner’s schedule.

Stephen R. McCune

McCune Construction Services Group, LLC, and McCune Estimating Services, Inc.

Mr. McCune is a 40+ year veteran of the construction industry, a professional construction cost estimator and a project manager. He is currently vice president of McCune Estimating Services, Inc., president of McCune Construction, Inc., and founder and a managing member of McCune Construction Services Group, LLC. Mr. McCune is an active member of North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NTAGGL), Houston Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (HAGGL), Central Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (CTAGGL), and the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). He is a former treasurer and current secretary for ASPE Chapter #43, vice president of Certified Estimators Round Table (CERT), a Trammel Crow/US Leadership ACE Eagle award recipient, and a graduate of Rapport Leadership International and the Associated General Contractors - Supervisory Training Program (STP). Mr. McCune is currently serving as the District 6 commissioner on the City of Fort Worth - Urban Design Commission, and he is District 6’s representative on the newly-formed Mixed-Use Zoning Advisory Group (MUZAG) for city of Fort Worth, District 6. He has played a role in the construction or remodeling of projects across the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including DFW Airport, American Airlines, NBC, Texas Motor Speedway, Tarrant County, Dallas County, General Dynamics, Tarrant County Junior College, University of Texas at Arlington, City of Arlington, Texas Health Systems (Harris Health Systems), Baylor Medical, Ridgmar Mall, Federal Department of Corrections, Department of Treasury, and numerous churches, schools, hotels, retail center and residential projects. Mr. McCune is an Eagle Scout, a Friend of Scouting and is the former vice chairman of Brazos Valley District of Boy Scouts of America.

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.