Estimating Essentials

A two-day class for the “apprentice” estimator, who may be a recent hire or an up-and-coming journey worker or foreman whose skills you want to further develop, that explains each of the necessary steps that lead to winning bids. It includes classroom and hands-on estimating practice, from document review through quantity takeoff and the calculation of all direct and indirect costs, concluding with the total price bid. Apprentice estimators work with mentors on projects in the finishing trades in this results-focused training.

Estimation Essentials program topics include:

  • The estimate and the estimator
  • Contracts and other bid documents
  • Quantity takeoff
  • Direct costs
  • Indirect costs, contingencies and overhead
  • Common errors made and how to avoid them
  • Practice estimates
  • Internet resources and tools

To register for the Finishing First Estimating Essentials Program, simply click on your class choice listed below to complete the enrollment application.

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