REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: Introduction to Estimating and Scheduling

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: Introduction to Estimating and Scheduling

  • Start time:

    October 2, 2017 @ 5:30pm

  • End time:

    November 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm

  • Registration fee:

    Member  $350

    Non-member  $600

    CLC  $325

  • Location:

    GBCA Training Room

  • Address:

    36 South 18th Street
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  • Contact:

    Angela Hendrix   2672944620    Send an e-mail

  • Description:


    *This is an 8-week long course, occuring every Monday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm*

    This course teaches the methodology, procedures, and organizational techniques in the preparation of a competitive bid and schedule.  Conceptual and detailed estimates are prepared based on real construction documents.  Review of construction site procedures as well as techniques for estimating unit quantities, cost of materials, labor, and equipment, are introduced and given industry application utilizing building specifications. The final project is the preparation of a formal competitive bid and schedule on a project

    Access to Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word and Excel is recommended.  If you have a laptop it would be beneficial to bring to class with the programs loaded. Dinner will be provided each night and participants will receive a textbook that they may keep.

    Course objectives

    • Understand the various types of estimates that are used in the construction industry
    • Know how to prepare a quantity takeoff             
    • Know how to extend quantities to cost
    • Prepare a bid summary
    • Locate and compile information vital to the development and maintenance of schedules and budgets
    • Organize, calculate, and present construction project budgets using common spreadsheet applications
    • Interpret the results of changes in the schedule or budget resulting from periodic progress or changes in the scope of work
    • Develop basic schedules using MS Project, Gantt charts and Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Express the results of schedule and budget studies in concise written form
    • Final project: Complete small commercial takeoff, budget, proposal, and schedule



    Professor Jim Smith, Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

    Required (provided) textbook

     Managing the Construction Process, Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control, 4th ed. 

    Space is limited, so register today!