RI Estimating and Bidding for Success 3HR CE Course Syllabus

 

 

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Course Description

This 3-hour course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering the field, it will 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.


BIDDING AND ESTIMATING

Methods of Construction Delivery – 10 minutes

1. General Contracts
2. Construction Management
3. Design Build

Types of Contracts – 10 minutes

1. Negotiated
2. Unit Price
3. Time and Material

Types of Estimates – 10 minutes

1. Conceptual
2. Budget
3. Assembly
4. Square Foot
5. Trade
6. Detailed Cost
7. Unit Price
Bid Documents – 30 minutes

1.  Invitation to Bid
2.  Bid Form
3.  Project Manual
4.  Project Drawings
5.  Bid Bonds

The Bid Team – 5 minutes

1. Owner’s Officer
2. Chief Estimator
3. Estimator’s Assistant
4. Subcontractor/Vendor Assistants

Structuring the Bid Program – 75 minutes

1. Identifying Work Scopes
2. Quantity Take-Off
3. Self-Performed Work
4. Labor Costs
5. Project Overhead
6. Alternates
7. Sub/Vendor Quotes
8. Request for Information
9. Substitution Request
10. Common Sources of Error

Assessment – 10 Questions


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