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 Labor, Equipment, Overhead and Profit
Estimating labor costs
Estimating for construction equipment costs
Estimating overhead costs
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, and spreadsheet based cost
Who Should Attend
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
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 continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses for Pennsylvania engineers are not subject to pre-approval.
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 continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
This program offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. 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.
Daniel G. Frondorf, CPE, CDT
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 Consulting Estimators Round Table (CERT), AACE, and the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). Mr. Frondorf has 24 years of service as a construction estimator, and has presented several seminars on estimating practices and ethical bidding topics to trade associations and at industry events. He 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. Mr. Frondorf has also written several articles on estimating related-topics in Estimating Today and Design Cost Data magazines.
Co Founder, Partner at JACEA
Mr. Ortego is a licensed mechanical engineer with over 24 years of experience in all phases of the design-construction process and extensive involvement in project controls, project management and engineering management of industrial and commercial projects. Prior to starting JACEA, he served as the vice president of construction consulting for Commercial Cost Control, Inc., Mr. Ortego also held a position with Deloitte’s Construction Advisory Group and spent more than seven years in consulting engineering with Eichleay Engineers and SNC-Lavalin in Pittsburgh. During this time, he spent two years managing an engineering office in the Philippines that focused on new construction and facility upgrades for commercial and institutional work. Mr. Ortego also has significant experience in project controls, including schedule management, cost engineering, progress audits and bid evaluations. He has prepared and published numerous white papers and presentations on construction auditing and construction cost control. Mr. Ortego has conducted management and financial controls assessments of significant capital projects with a goal of improving performance and mitigating strategic and operational risks. Additionally, he has developed and implemented financial and project controls, as well as policies and procedures for the design-procurement-construction process. He has performed project controls and project management for projects between $50MM to $1.2B.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.