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# CMGT 270 - Construction Estimating

(R only) CE-R

Introduces methods of construction estimating and estimates. The course covers the stages of preparing construction estimates and construction document analysis. Topics include an estimator’s qualifications and role of the estimating team, the process, accuracy, consolidation and bid preparation, submittal, and cost analysis. The course emphasizes quantity take-offs of general conditions, sitework, concrete, masonry, structural steel, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture control, and finish materials, as well as the use of computer estimating. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 080 , appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, and CMGT 100  and CMGT 110 , or consent of department. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week. Formerly CT 284.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

• Develop an understanding of all general aspects and variables related to construction estimating.
• Develop an understanding of the construction estimating process as affected by quantity takeoff and pricing.
• Develop an understanding of the process of quantity takeoff, as applied to divisions 1 through 9 of the CSI format.
• Apply the basics of computer estimating, using Precision Estimating by Timberline.
• Demonstrate the basics of cost estimating techniques utilizing industry standard cost manuals.
• Demonstrate the process of consolidating an estimate through the calculation of indirect costs.
• Identify the fundamental aspects of bid preparation and submittal.

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