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CNBT 1446 Construction Estimating I

Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction.

Students learn the basics of cost estimating and how to develop takeoffs to create estimates for equipment, labor and materials for a project. Students will read blueprints and interpret building specifications to verify dimensions, components and the total count of those components. 

Topics include

  1. Instruction in estimating
  2. Contracts, bonds and insurance
  3. Specifications
  4. The estimate
  5. Overhead and Contingencies
  6. Labor and equipment
  7. Excavation, Concrete
  8. Wood, framing
  9. Thermal and moisture protection
  10. Doors and windows
  11. Finishes: Exterior and Interior
  12. Final: Estimating a house plan


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Syllabus is available on the current semester's schedule page


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