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BLC 295 - Construction Estimating 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BLC 294  

This is an advanced general construction estimating course designed for the building industry to further prepare students to enter jobs which require skills used in the development of complete construction estimates by the quantity survey method. Emphasis will be placed on pricing of direct labor costs, materials, equipment, subcontractor costs, project overhead, and markup. Each student will prepare cost estimates for construction materials that normally fall under the responsibility of a general contractor; electrical and mechanical estimating are beyond the scope of this course. Students will adjust portions of a national construction cost database by substituting local labor and material costs. A discussion of green materials and LEED Certification will be reviewed in the course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Develop an estimate from the organizing and planning stages to completion.
  2. Compute the cost of materials, labor, equipment, sub-contracts, taxes, insurance, overhead, markup and contract bonds in the assembly of a complete bid.
  3. Interpret estimate quantities from construction drawings, blueprints and details.
  4. Differentiate between items that influence and contribute to the cost of construction projects.
  5. Recognize the cost differential of utilizing green technologies.
Listed Topics
  1. Cost Estimating
  2. Planning
  3. Labor, Equipment and Material Costs
  4. Subcontracts, Taxes, Insurance
  5. Overhead, Markup, Contract Bonds
  6. Blueprint Analysis
  7. Cost Analysis, Green Technologies
  8. National Database Adjustments
Reference Materials
Industry Materials and Handouts, Construction Blueprints.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/11/2009

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