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Presenter: Don “D” Daigle, CVS, CPE and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Wednesday, October 14, 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 - 11:40 am CDT
Break:                                 11:40 am - 12:10 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:10 - 3:20 pm CDT

Producing Different Types of Cost Estimates

   Purposes of and methodologies for cost estimates
   Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)
   Concept / schematic
   Design development
   Construction / permit documents
   Bid / final documents

Construction Estimating Resources and Processes

   Estimating formats (Uni-format, CSI, etc.)
   Estimating / take-off software
   Estimating process
   Estimating team
   Data resources

Estimating Labor, Equipment

   Estimating labor costs
   Estimating for construction equipment costs
   Estimating overhead costs
   Estimating profit
   Contingencies (design & escalation)

Evaluation of Cost Estimate - Materials and Services

   Specific areas of work by CSI Division
   Specialty cost items to look for
   Subcontractor mark-ups
   Soft costs / FF&E

Value Engineering – Related Cost Impact

   Introduction to the VE Workshop
   The A&E’s role
   How the estimate of record is used
   The cost impacts of creativity
   Results and implications for the owner’s budget

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:
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Hours 
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

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
   American Planning Association/AICP

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

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Don “D” Daigle, CVS, CPE

CVS (Certified Value Specialist), CPE (Certified Professional Estimator) with Downey & Scott, LLC in Warrenton, Virginia

Mr. Daigle brings an invaluable perspective from his 40 years of Construction Management and Engineering experience.  He has worked as an estimator, project/construction manager and was the owner/operator of a firm for nationwide construction projects.  He led the successful completion of various public and private construction projects, ranging from college & university campuses to public safety facilities. He has a wide range of experience in value engineering, cost estimating and cost management, life cycle cost analysis, design, master planning, scheduling, quality control techniques, negotiation and administration of contracts. He maintains the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality while providing services on sensitive and classified projects. His tenure as a construction engineer and project manager adds a valuable perspective to today’s dynamic market.

Christopher Taylor

Senior Preconstruction Manger with Downey & Scott, LLC in Warrenton, Virginia?  

Mr. Taylor brings an invaluable perspective from his 34 years of construction experience. He has worked as a preconstruction manager, estimator, project manager, commissioning liaison and company executive with several respected mechanical contractors and construction management firms. Mr. Taylor has led the successful completion of various public and private construction projects, ranging from K-12 projects to higher education projects to office buildings to public safety facilities to Net Zero projects. In the past, he has also held various security clearances to work on sensitive and classified government agency projects. His unique ability to analyze and cost construction (specializing in mechanical cost) in both upfront and life cycle aspects has contributed to project success and effectiveness. Mr. Taylor works daily on a variety of projects and utilizes the most recent technology to insure the best work product possible. He is versed in all types of construction delivery methods – design/bid/build, design/build, PPEA, and construction manager-at-risk. Mr. Taylor also has extensive knowledge of the various mechanical and plumbing aspects of the projects – unitary equipment, central plant equipment, hydronic piping systems, steam piping systems, variable refrigerant flow systems, ductwork systems, VAV systems, gas piping, domestic water piping, DWV piping, laboratory piping and plumbing fixtures/equipment to name a few. While very adept at mechanical systems, he has also worked with every construction division for cost estimating, project coordination and construction management. His proficiency, professionalism and team player mentality is reflected in the high quality of the workmanship he puts into every project. Mr. Taylor is also proficient in networking with client contacts and maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality while providing services for each client.

Michael Van Dyke

Project Manager with Downey & Scott, LLC

Mr. Van Dyke has 24 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from heavy equipment repair and excavation to all aspects of custom home building. Since 2007 he has worked with Downey & Scott as a civil estimator.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Virginia Tech.  Mr. Van Dyke also works with the Mii version of the U.S.Military’s MCASES cost estimating software.

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 and Value Engineering

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines types, purposes, and methodologies of estimates. It covers means of estimating for labor, equipment, and materials and services. It examines types computer-based estimating resources and processes. This course explores the concepts and processes of value engineering, which reduces costs without reducing functionality of the project.

Learning Objectives:

 Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the types of construction cost estimates and explain their purposes and methodologies, and they will be able to determine which type is best suited for particular projects.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assist in estimating labor costs, construction equipment costs, overhead costs, profit, and contingencies, such as design costs and escalation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assist in estimating construction materials and services, such as subcontractor costs.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to apply value engineering strategies that can lower costs of the project owners or allow them to apply savings for added features.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with construction 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.