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 LU|HSW
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses for architects are not subject to preapproval in Vermont.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.
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 engineers and architects.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.
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 Frondorf, 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). He has 22 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.
Dan 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. He has also written several articles on estimating related-topics in Estimating Today and Design Cost Data magazines.
|Online Tuition (pre-registration):
|3 or more People:
Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.
AIA Provider Statement:
HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Course Title: Construction Cost Estimating
Delivery Method: Live
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers the different types of cost estimates, construction estimating resources and processes, estimating labor, equipment, overhead and profit, risk analysis, managing subcontractors, and using construction estimating software.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and utilize construction cost estimating resources and processes, and they will be able to explain the role of the estimator as an identifier and mitigator of risk.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to work as a member of a cost estimating group to estimate different components of a construction project.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to distinguish between different kinds of construction cost estimates (design, bid, and control) and be able to explain which type is best for the project owner and project.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to apply processes and strategies to estimate costs for labor, equipment, overhead, and profit, and they will be able to identify and assess industry-standard software to assist in estimating costs.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with estimating construction costs.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/15/2021
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