Estimating, Preconstruction and Bidding

Learn essential methodologies and processes necessary for accurate estimates. Define the role of the estimator, not only in terms of predicting project cost, but also by recognizing potential risk factors. Examine the foundations of accurate estimates: quantity analysis; information assimilated into an organized format that can be easily understood; analysis and monetary determinations that reflect accurate production, material, and equipment costs; consider plausible risks that effect pricing; and consideration of the law of diminishing returns.

Students will be shown examples and case studies to demonstrate sound estimating practices. Students will complete a comprehensive project estimate using an electronic quantity takeoff process. The class will be exposed to the latest technology in the estimating profession. The students will also learn concepts used in Target Value Design, along with preconstruction processes. The class will study and discuss methodology shifts that the estimating profession has experienced related to Lean Construction practices.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify potential risks and predict how to minimize risk
  • Preform basic estimating functions including basic formatting methodologies
  • Analyze regional and aggregate market conditions
  • Compare different levels of estimating for the appropriate design phase (i.e. schematic to construction drawings)
  • Understand methodologies of quantity take off skills and new technologies (such as: on screen take off, BIM, 3D) and current trends in estimating. Students will complete a comprehensive project estimate using electronic quantity takeoff process.
  • Evaluate the bidding process on public projects vs. private projects and participate in a live bid day simulation.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding needed for performing a reliable estimate along using Target Value Design concepts
Academic Units
4
CEUs
0
Section Number
191CNM204
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Location

Galleria

2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Galleria

Galleria 2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Galleria

Galleria 2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Galleria

Galleria 2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Section Course Materials

Standard Estimating Practice

ISBN
9781557019394
Mandatory

Section Notes

Textbooks can be ordered from the American Society of Professional Estimators via their online store at: www.aspenational.org.

This class uses software that is only compatible with Windows computers. Please ensure that you have access to a Windows computer throughout the duration of the course. Alternatively, we can provide access to a limited number of desktop computers with the software installed, on a first come, first serve basis at our Sutter Square Galleria location.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page here. Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. You may be required to bring a computer or tablet to class to complete assignments. Laptops with Microsoft Windows, or Apple Mac computers with parallels/partitions to Microsoft Windows are required to install the software used in class (On Screen Takeoff Professional).

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

ASPE

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

BIA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.

SRBX

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.