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Agenda:

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

Introduction

How Do You Know?

   Time spent on summary & analysis 
   Estimate summary
   Level 5 estimating analysis 
   Keep asking “why?” or “how do you know?”
   Show your work! 
   Case study


Detailed Analysis

   Thinking scientifically 
   Estimating errors 
   Estimating basics 
   Labor 
   Indirect construction costs 
   Other project costs
   If you can’t explain it simply…


Burden

   What’s burden include?
   Burden calculations
   Why do we care?
   Fun with numbers


Match Game

   Analyzing multiple estimates 
   A sensible list
   “Normalizing” 
   Case study


Xactimate

   Insurance industry standards 
   Pros
   Cons 
   PFCS position


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

   10-steps summary 
   5 levels – 10 steps
   Decide on the level of detail 
   A sensible list 
   Estimate set-up 
   Relating the parts 
   Resources 
   Estimate backup


Conceptual & Preliminary (PFCS Levels 2-3)

   10 steps: Level 2, level 3 
   Construction cost flow chart
   Using the estimate components 
   Estimate details
   Quantity take off (QTO) 
   Case study: Otto’s outhouse


Detailed & Bid/Construction/Trial (PFCS Levels 4-5)

   10 steps: level 4, level 5 
   Detailed estimating
   Refine the estimate: many passes 
   Peer review
   Case study: Thompson Gardens 
   Case study: Cuban’s manor


Conclusion

   Estimating is a skill and profession 
   Estimator certification
   Learning objectives 
   Back-up material 
   Homework

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Engineers
     6.5 FL Area of Practice CE Hours

Architects
     6.5 Florida HSW
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units


 Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and engineers in most states, including Florida.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida professional engineers (Provider No. 0004647). This course qualifies for 6.5 Area of Practice continuing education hours.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida architects (Provider No. 0001388; License No. PVD394), and this course is approved for 6.5 HSW continuing education hours.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885).

Full approval is required to have continuing education hours reported in Florida and 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), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. States have final authority on the acceptance of continuing education activities.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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.

Speakers:

Pete Fowler

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 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.

Alex Prokop

Construction Consultant, Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc.

Mr. Prokop is a senior consultant with over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial construction. He has acted as a general contractor on custom residential projects and as director of construction on a variety of large-scale residential master plan communities, commercial projects, and urban mixed-use developments. Throughout his career, Mr. Prokop has managed architectural departments, purchasing teams, and field operations for national and regional development companies, including type I and type II construction in urban environments. He has provided consulting services for LEED projects, Build-It-Green residential communities, cost estimating, and project management services. In addition to having a B.S. degree in Construction Management, Mr. Prokop is a general contractor, LEED AP, and Certified Green Building Professional. He periodically delivers seminars on topics relating to building codes, building performance analysis and repair strategies.

Marc Viau

Construction Consultant, Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc.

Mr. Viau has run his own consulting business for over 20 years, bringing 48 years of hands-on building and development experience to bear in assessing damaged homes, commercial buildings and all aspects of construction. Regularly called in to render opinions on behalf of attorneys, insurance companies, home owners, and contractors, he has offered testimony for all parties involved in the construction process. Mr. Viau is one of the foremost experts on assessing damage, estimating costs and determining fault. He is an expert on construction industry standards, manufacturers’ recommendations, scope of work, and the laws and regulations that apply to contractors. He is able to provide rigorous analysis by applying these concepts to real world situations, and reaching an expert assessment. In addition to extensive experience in mediation and presenting testimony in trial, Mr. Viau has given accredited lectures on construction topics to attorneys as part of the mandatory continuing legal education requirements of the state bar.

Tuition Costs:

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

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