Learn to to estimate and manage claims involving structural damage to commercial buildings.
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.
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.
Candidates should have some experience in residential damage estimating.
Overhead & Profit
LEED – USGBC
ICC – Seer – Cop
Masonry – Cement Block– Brick Construction
Metals – Structural Steel
Wood Framing – Structural
Thermal Moisture Protection
Door & Windows – Glass
Signs – Canopies
Daily Discussions & Assignments
Damageability & Repairability
As related to policy coverage
Water – Fire – Impact
Using electronic estimating programs
Quizzes & Tests