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CONST ESTIMATE
CLASS CODE: CONST 330 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the principles of construction cost estimating including organizing and planning an estimate, developing material and labor databases, preparing accurate quantity takeoffs, and developing an understanding of overhead and profit. (Not open for general projects)
DESCRIPTION: Interpreting plans and specifications; estimating material quantities, labor, cost, overhead, and profit on residential and commercial structures; bidding procedures, competitive bidding.
TOPICS: Types of estimates.
Estimating math.
Organizing and planning an estimate.
Using check-off sheets.
Using cost data manuals and other pricing guides.
Methods of computerized estimating.
Creating and maintaining databases.
Creating estimate spreadsheets.
Establishing pre-construction costs.
Estimating site work.
Estimating concrete.
Estimating framing.
Estimating exterior finish.
Estimating interior finish.
Estimating subcontractors.
Estimating tools, supplies, equipment.
Estimating overhead and profit.
Estimating job costs and overhead.
Estimating tools, supplies and equipment.
Estimating overhead costs.
Strategies for using subcontractor estimates.
Bidding practices.
Estimate presentation.
OBJECTIVES: Be able to plan and organize a construction estimate.
Be able to develop and maintain useful construction material and labor databases.
Be able to prepare accurate quantity takeoffs.
Have an understanding of the role of profit and overhead.
Know how to develop and use effective estimating strategies.
REQUIREMENTS: None
PREREQUISITES: CONST 210, ARCH 100 or CIS 140, CONST 217
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003