Students will learn general estimating and job overhead, accounting for allowances, alternates in the bid proposal, attributes, and skills of an estimator, and preparing estimates for some of the major trades such as
- Site work
- Structural steel
- Interior finishes
- Mechanical construction
- Electrical construction
The second half of the course includes a step-by-step approach to preparing project schedules utilizing the critical path method and precedence schedules. The importance of schedule adjustments is discussed to provide realistic and valid information for making decisions or plans to mitigate project issues and control project cost-accounting.
Who would benefit from this course?
All NEF construction professional development certificates were created for all employed within or wishing to be employed in a construction industry role without prejudice to gender, race, or ethnic background. Some professionals that could benefit from this program include the following.
- Project managers, project engineers, and superintendents that need education in preparing and using construction estimates
- Entry-level estimators that have little experience in properly preparing project costs
- College students in construction and design academic programs (this could serve as a stackable credential to any of these programs)