Construction Cost Estimating and Bidding

Learn the theory, procedures, and practices that are used to develop construction project estimates and final bid price. Topics include the bidding process; the bid package; general conditions; subcontractor bid comparisons; planning for the estimate; internal and external management considerations; and the predesign, conceptual, and preliminary budgets. Also, discuss design review, preconstruction and detailed estimates, unit prices, lump-sum bids, direct and indirect costs, overhead, bonds, and insurance.

Note: Registering at least two weeks prior to the start of the course date is highly recommended. Popular classes fill up quickly and more specialized classes need sufficient enrollment.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the types and components of construction estimates
  • The ability to develop construction project estimates and bids

Ideal for

  • Construction project managers
  • Real estate developers and managers
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2023
    • Date

      Sep 5 - Oct 17
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

    Tuition $631