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Estimating and Bidding for Success | Wisconsin

6 Hour Audio Course | Approval #16259
Approved for MN CE if MN License entered 

Calculating a more accurate estimate and bid allows a contractor to get the most out of every job.  Improve you bottom line as we cover all aspects of the bidding process.  
0.6 ICC Admin CEUs – Approval #25730 


NOTE:  Also approved for Minnesota CE – both MN and WI license numbers must be entered into your account for course completion to be submitted to both states.

Instructor:   Paul Acker

This 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 Estimating
  • 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