Estimating and Bidding
That Can Maximize Company Profit
Learn essential methodologies and processes that are important for an accurate estimate. Understand the role of the estimator not only in terms of predicting project cost, but also by recognizing potential risk that impacts the financial bottom line of an estimate. This class is based on the premise that an accurate estimate is built from the following:
- Thorough examination of all pertinent project information
- Quantity analysis
- Information assimilated into an organized format that can be easily understood
- Analysis and monetary determinations that reflect accurate costs related to production, material, equipment
- Consider plausible risks that effect pricing
- The estimating analysis process is to consider the law of diminishing returns when preparing an estimate
Although these are important components that make up an accurate estimate, they are certainly not exclusive to the make-up of a successful project estimate. This class will dissect each of these along with other important concepts and will examine their rationale. Students will be shown examples and case studies to demonstrate sound estimating practices.
This insightful and practical information will benefit contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, architects, administrators, accountants, project engineers. This class will not only discuss commonly accepted estimating practices, but also expose the student to new exciting estimating technology that is now common in the estimating profession.
Construction Blueprint and Plan Reading or two years of experience reading construction blueprints and plans.
Paul Martinis a senior estimator for Herrero Builders in San Francisco. He is a LEED-accredited professional and serves as vice president of the Bay Area chapter of the American Society of Professional Estimators and is on the National Education Standards Board. Martin is also the senior estimator for the Cathedral Hill Hospital Project, a $1 billion acute care hospital in San Francisco. He has extensive construction estimating experience, with projects ranging from health care, hotels and parking structures to public works projects. He has in-depth, practical knowledge of the Target Value Design process, a new type of delivery process that is impacting the estimating profession. Martin is a nationally recognized leader in quantity analysis based on three-dimensional modeling and its application to estimating. He has published several articles and gives lectures throughout the country on the subject.
Jan. 7-March 11: Tues., 6-9 p.m.
Please provide your email address when enrolling to receive your password. You will receive your password the day after the first class meeting. Be sure to set up your email account to receive email from "extensiondlc.net"; otherwise, the email with your password may not reach your inbox. If you do not receive your password in the time frame noted, please visit the Online Learning Campus Support Center at extensiondlc.net/helpdesk. Open a new ticket, and select "Password Issues" from the Help Topics.
Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. You must have a computer with access to the Internet and an email account in order to complete this course. If you plan to access an online course using an iPad, iPod or an iPhone there are a variety of Flash web browsers available in the App Store that can enable your iPad/iPod/iPhone to view Flash content.
Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA
$740.00 ($815.00 if postmarked after 12/24/2013).
10% discount for AGC, ASPE, APWA, BES, BIA, CMAA, SRBX, Cal Aggie Alumni Association members and groups.
3 quarter units academic credit, X402.2, 17 PDU Hours
Construction Estimating: An Accounting and Productivity Approach by James J. Adrian ISBN 9780875634395. Buy this book from the UC Davis Bookstore.