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Presenter: Daniel R. Davenport

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:55 am CDT
Break:                                 11:55 am - 12:25 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:25 – 3:50 pm CDT

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 team  
   Estimating process
   Data resources
   CSI Masterformat

Estimating Labor, Equipment, Overhead and Profit

   Estimating labor costs
   Estimating for construction equipment costs
   Estimating overhead costs  
   Estimating profit

Estimating Construction Materials and Services

   Earthwork and excavation  
   Concrete structures
   Wood structures
   Steel structures

Estimating Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing 

   Electrical systems
   Mechanical systems

Using Construction Estimating Software

Review of industry-standard software

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.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|Elective

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

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).


Daniel R. Davenport

Mr. Davenport has forty years of experience in the construction of schools, hospitals, chemical plants, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, parking garages, warehouses and office buildings.? He has experience in many phases of construction including estimating, design-build, scheduling, purchasing, project management, supervision, training, and productivity.? Since 2009 when he took early retirement from McCarthy Building Companies in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Davenport has worked for a number of commercial builders as an independent contractor providing estimating and project management.? He is currently closing out projects for the Lindbergh School District’s thirty four million dollar bond issue.? This was his second time working for the school district as Capital Projects Supervisor.? Mr. Davenport has worked for Turner Construction and Hercules Construction in St. Louis from 1979 to 1995.?? He completed an apprenticeship with the Carpenters’ District Council of St. Louis in 1982 and worked in the trades until 1985.? Mr. Davenport has bachelor degrees in Construction Management from Washington University (1984) and in Psychology from Maryville University in St. Louis (1974).

He has been a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators where he has served as a member of the National Board of Directors.? Mr. Davenport served on the Education Committee, the Awards Committee, as well as the By-Laws Committee.? He also participated in leadership positions at the local ASPE St. Louis Metro Chapter 19.? Mr. Davenport achieved his CPE (Certified Professional Estimator) in 1995.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $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 Online

Course Description: This course examines covers the types of estimates and their applications, estimating labor, equipment, overhead, profit, materials, services, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and plumbing services.It also covers construction estimating resource, processes, and using estimating software.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the different types of cost estimates (Design, bid and control) and will be able to realize the benefits of complete and accurate estimates for their clients and the design professional.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assemble a competent estimate team, describe the estimating process, and utilize data resources to produce complete and accurate estimates for project owners.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to estimate construction materials and services, including earthwork, pavements, concrete structures, wood structures, steel structures, masonry, floors, roofs, interiors, and finishes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to estimate the costs of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|Elective

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction project management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/27/2023

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.