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Commercial Estimating

Learn to to estimate and manage claims involving structural damage to commercial buildings.

Course information
Price

$1,995.00

Duration

1 week

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The course begins with emphasis on general conditions and progresses to masonry, block, and concrete construction. Steel framing, roofing systems, exterior walls and sprinkler systems are covered. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, lighting, motors, closed-circuit TV, alarm systems and switchboards are discussed.

Throughout the course, students are introduced to damageability and repairability of all the structural components and mechanical systems.

Demolition, debris removal, hazardous wastes, and temporary protection are covered. Time and material, as well as unit costs, are reviewed and calculated as part of the estimating exercises that are assigned. The role of engineers, plant managers and construction companies is also discussed.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the basic knowledge to estimate and manage claims involving structural damage to commercial buildings.

Continuing Education Units:

This course may be available for Continuing Education credits, please contact Vale for details.

Audience:

This one-week course is designed for the individual who is required to produce or review structural damage repair estimates on commercial buildings. The emphasis is on buildings of four stories or less.

PreReqs:

Candidates should have some experience in residential damage estimating.

Syllabus:

General Information
Overhead & Profit 

Existing Conditions 

General Requirements 

Load Paths 

Blue Prints 

Consulting Engineers 

Building Codes 

LEED – USGBC 

ICC – Seer – Cop 


Masonry – Cement Block– Brick Construction
Foundations 

Basements 

Floors 

Walls 

Roofs 


Metals – Structural Steel
 

Rigid 

Web 

Girders 

Bridging 

Bracing 


Wood Framing – Structural
 

Joists 

Trusses 

Beams 

Standard Products 

Engineered Products 

Lateral Loads 


Roofing Materials
 

Asphalt 

Modified Bitumen 

Built-up 

Metals 

Thermal Moisture Protection 

Elastomeric 


Door & Windows – Glass
Types 

Styles 

Hardware 

Glazing 

Skylights 

Curtain Walls 


Mechanicals
 

Electrical 

Plumbing 

H.V.C. 

Sprinkler Systems 

Signs – Canopies


Daily Discussions & Assignments
Damageability & Repairability 

As related to policy coverage 

Water – Fire – Impact 

Estimating Exercises 

Using electronic estimating programs 


Quizzes & Tests

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