Guidelines for Estimating & 2015 IRC Review | Rhode Island

2.5 Hour Audio & Text Course | Approval #s 005-117/114
This course is an introduction to the construction estimating process and will teach you how to itemize costs for materials based on a set of plans and related resources.  It also covers the 2015 IRC building codes that are in place to safeguard the health, safety, and property of residents.



Guidelines for Estimating

Instructor:   Paul Acker

This 1.5-hour course is an introduction to the construction 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:

Estimating Self-Performed Work:

1. Concrete
2. Masonry
3. Steel
4. Carpentry
5. Thermal and Moisture Protection
6. Doors and Windows
7. Finishes
8. Specialties
9. Making a Profit


2015 IRC Review

Instructor:  Rodger Peck

It’s important to recognize the fact that, without a standard to meet, many buildings would simply be, too dangerous and unsafe to occupy or, too costly to maintain. However, it’s not just safety and uses that the code is concerned with. The current, enforceable code, also addresses environmental and energy concerns.  The building codes and the building officials that enforce them are there to safeguard the health, safety, property, and public welfare.

The International Re1167sidential Code® (IRC®) was created to serve as a complete, comprehensive code regulating the construction of single-family houses, two-family houses (duplexes) and buildings consisting of three or more townhouse units. This course will recap the basic of code book use, and then outline some of the recent changes.

NOTE: This course is based on the 2015 IRC, but note that Rhode Island is still using the 2012 IRC.

This Course Covers: 

  • Using the Code Book
  • Code Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes
  • Residential Code

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