Introduces fundamentals of construction cost estimating. Concentrates on methods for determining labor, equipment, materials, overhead, and profit costs as well as estimating project duration. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose is to train the student enrolled in the Construction Management curriculum the methods of construction cost estimating.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Prerequisite is BLD 231 - "Carpentry I".
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
A. identify methods of cost estimating relative to labor estimatingMAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
B. equipment estimating
C. materials estimating
D. overhead and profit estimating
E. construction project duration times
A. Introduction to cost estimatingRevised 3/98
B. Unit price, schedule manuals
C. Cycle time analysis, time and motion studies, construction costs data
D. Equipment and labor rates
F. Overhead and profit procedures
G. Computerized equipment, software, and methods for construction cost estimating