Project Estimating

Students study the basic principles of project scoping, input requirements, and costing for a modest sized construction project. The course covers general principles of measurement and pricing of construction work, focusing on sound estimating procedures and defining cost estimates throughout the project life cycle. The course emphasizes specific methods of measurement, estimating forms, earthwork, masonry, above-grade concrete, wood frame, and structural steel work items. The concepts surrounding potential cost escalation factors are studied. Students will complete quantity takeoffs and pricing for a residential building and office/factory building. Students will understand differences between databases, spreadsheets and manual methods.