Commercial Estimating

Course information
Price

$1,895.00

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.

Vale Training Solutions offers Continuing Education for this course at a charge of $2.00 per credit hour.  Please see the state listing below for available CE credits.

Continuing Education Units:

Texas 15 hours
Delaware 15 hours
Mississippi 15 hours
Indiana 15 hours
Georgia 15 hours
Oklahoma 33 hours
North Carolina 6 hours

Canada | Alberta 30 hours
Canada | Saskatchewan 12 hours
Canada | Manitoba 12 hours
Canada | British Columbia 8 hours

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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