This course introduces the estimating principles and procedures used to determine detailed cost estimates for construction bidding purposes. Both residential and light commercial applications are addressed. Topics presented include organizing an estimate; methods of pricing labor, materials, and equipment; direct and indirect overhead costs; units of measure; computer spreadsheets; and profit. An introduction to contracts and types of bids is provided along with familiarization with computer estimating software applications.
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week