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Presenter: Joshua Huck

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT (including a 30 minute break)

Hour 1: Construction Estimating Resources and Processes

   Different types of estimates

   Common errors and how to avoid them

   Site visits – what to look for

   Estimating checklists

   Estimating data resourcesand the good and bad of each

Hour 2: Estimating

   Estimating overhead and profit

   Estimating general conditions

   Estimating phasing and accounting for proper material and labor contingencies/escalation

   Estimating labor costs on a job – all factors to look for

   Estimating equipment costs

Hour 3: Estimating continued

   Material estimating, factors to consider

   Square foot cost estimating and adjusting for current market conditions

   Reviewing other estimates for accuracy

   Composing your own Cost estimates

Hour 4: Software, Change orders, and Scheduling

   Estimating software

   New construction vs renovation factors to consider

   Estimating change orders

   How scheduling and estimating go hand in hand

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     4.0 CE Hours
     4.0 AIA LU|Elective

     4.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), 
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), 
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Joshua Huck

Owner at Precision Estimating in Woodstock, CT

Mr. Huck began his estimating career in 1994 while in the US Air Force. Upon leaving in 2000, he worked for general contractors on large commercial projects in Hawaii, Texas, California and Massachusetts. In 2011 he opened up Precision Estimating to serve the needs of design firms, subcontractors and developers providing pre-construction services such as estimating, scheduling and constructability reviews. Most of his firm’s projects involve parks and recreation areas for municipalities, office buildings, restaurants, high-end luxury homes, universities and specialty gaming.

Mr. Huck employs two part time estimators and oversees multiple specialty sub-consultants. Precision Estimating serves clients nationwide as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. In addition to cost estimating, he also teaches estimating courses nationwide to general contractors and design professionals. A native of Texas, he now resides with his wife and kids in Woodstock, Connecticut.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $199.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $199.00

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

AIA Info:

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 (cesupport@aia.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 course examines the types of construction estimates, resources to write them, and details on estimating for materials, labor, overhead, and profit.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to differentiate types of construction cost estimates and will be able to determine which is appropriate for particular projects.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to estimate labor costs, overhead, and labor.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to materials and determine factors that need to be considered when doing so.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain how scheduling and estimating go hand-in-hand.

LUs: 4.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.