Estimating and Bidding for Success | Approval #11620
Instructor: Paul Acker
This eight hour course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering in this field, it could also help architects, engineers and contractors become more familiar with how bids are prepared. The following material will explain the methods of construction delivery, different types of estimates, and the tools needed by the estimator to tender a bid. Being able to read and understand blueprints is also integral to the estimating process. Knowing how to apply and itemize costs for specific activities and materials, based on a set of plans and related professional resources, is key. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.
This Course Covers:
- Methods of Construction Delivery
- Types of Contracts
- Types of Estimates
- Bid Documents
- The Bid Team
- Structuring the Bid Program
- Parts of a Blueprint
- Reading the Plans
- Estimating Self-Performed Work
Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies | Approval #11481
Instructor: J. MacDowell
This eight hour internet course has been designed to provide new, or growing, business owners a solid foundation in effective financial strategies. The need to keep accurate records, understand basic accounting principles and bookkeeping skills is essential for any business owner. This course will outline these fundamental principles.
Also discussed are ethics, and how to create a formal Code of Ethics or Conduct that will influence the overall culture of the company, as well help bring significant benefits to the success of the company itself.
Finally, a solid ability to utilize computers to streamline and enhance the financial strategies that will move the business forward is critical in today’s landscape. This course will provide students the fundamentals in data organization.
Learning objectives are provided to facilitate student understanding and progress. Incremental assessments (quizzes) appear at the end of each chapter. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.
This Course Covers:
- Business Plans
- Legal Structure
- Payroll and Other Tax Registrations
- Payroll, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
- Implementing a Bookkeeping System
- Other Considerations
- Frequently Asked Questions of the IRS
- The Basics of Ethical Theory
- Moral Values and Code of Ethics
- Code of Conduct
- Applying Ethics
- Ethical Dilemma Application
- Ethical Implications
- Employee vs. Contractor
- Understand basic computer systems
- Utilizing a computer for basic information organization
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