A class for your “apprentice” estimator who may be a recent hire into your estimating operation, or an up and coming journey person or foreman that you want to develop further. Instruction on the fundamentals of being a successful professional estimator for contractors in the Finishing Trades.
This two-day course includes classroom and hands-on practice of estimating from review of documents through quantity takeoff, calculation of all direct and indirect costs and concluding with the total price or bid. The apprentices work with mentors on projects in the trades they are most familiar with, as well as trades they are not familiar with. All of the practice is designed to illustrate the basic, comprehensive series of steps that produce winning bids.
• Overview of Program • The Estimate and the Estimator • Contracts and other Bid Documents • Quantity Takeoff • Direct Costs • Indirect Costs, Contingencies and Overheads
• Errors made and how to avoid them • Practice Estimates • Internet Resources and Tools