This course was produced in conjunction with the National AGC.
This module describes underlying studies in the construction industry with a focus on building construction.
The construction estimating process, though different in some ways, is similar for contractors of all disciplines. To estimate the cost of a project, a contractor must be able to:
Visualize the construction process for a project.
Understand the way the work is to be performed.
Estimate the time required, based upon a set of drawings and specifications.
The contractor is required to provide the owner with a guaranteed cost of services before knowing what the actual costs will be upon completion. Consequently, the contractor must exercise extreme care when developing an estimate, since guaranteeing prices before actual completion could mean loss of profit if unforeseen costs arise.
Learn how to select appropriate members of a site investigation team.
Identify the main components of a site visit.
Identify issues for research during a thorough site visit.
Identify potential issues related to local resources and requirements.
Learn the essentials of a good site report.
List the ways the design decision may affect building construction methods.
Identify ways in which equipment, plant, labor and timing may affect building construction methods.
Identify situations in which several construction methods should be compared.
Establish the logic for a preliminary schedule.
Identify factors that shape the preliminary schedule time.
This course has been approved for 2 hours.
Lesson quizzes – 70% passing score.
Final exams – 70% passing score.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.
Length: 2 hours
500MHz Pentium or faster with 512MB Ram (1GB recommended)
1024 x 768 minimum monitor screen resolution with 16-bit video card
Windows 2000, XP or later
Broadband connection (256 kbps or greater) connection recommended
Internet Explorer 6.0+ or Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 9.0+ required for most courses
Sound card with speakers or headphones for audio playback