Residential Estimating

Designed for the field adjuster, desk examiner and restoration contractor handling all levels of dwelling damage estimating.

Course information
Price

$2,995.00

Duration

2 weeks

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Designed for: Designed for the field adjuster, desk examiner, public adjuster and restoration contractor handling all levels of dwelling damage estimating.

Key Learning Objective: This two-week class teaches students how to scope and prepare thorough and accurate estimates on residential dwelling damage using their choice of leading automated estimating systems. All phases of residential construction are introduced including framing, windows and doors, interior and exterior finishes, roofing and mechanical systems. Class discussion includes material identification, nomenclature, measurement, damages, repair versus replacement, and unit cost analyses. Hands-on scoping and estimating exercises are incorporated into the instruction.

The emphasis is on learning to prepare complete, detailed and accurate estimates on damaged dwellings. After successfully completing this course, the student will have the skills and knowledge to prepare a complete and accurate electronic estimate for minor to moderate interior and exterior residential dwelling damage.

Continuing Education Units:

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

Prerequisites:

Attendees must be capable of operating Windows-based programs. Sponsors will need to indicate estimating program selection at the time of Registration.

Syllabus:

Introduction 
Definitions, Estimating, Scoping 
Diagramming, Trades, Tools 

Rough Carpentry
 
Floors, Walls, Roofs 

Interior
 
Plaster, Drywall, Ceilings, Paneling 

Millwork
 
Trim, Cabinets, Countertops, Stairs

Doors, Windows, Glass
 
Types and Materials 

Flooring
 
Wood, Tile, Vinyl, Carpet 

Decorating
 
Paint, Wallpaper 
Restoration, Deodorizing 

Exterior
 
Siding, Trim, Soffits 
Gutters, Fences 

Roofing
 
Roof Styles, Materials 
Measurements 

Masonry
 
Concrete, Block, Brick 
Chimneys, Stucco 

HVAC
 
Types, Insulation, Ductwork 

Plumbing
 
Rough and Finish 
Water Heaters 
Supply, Containment, Drain 

Electrical
 
Service, Fixtures 

Damages
 
Estimating exercises that cover damages resulting from fire, water, wind, hail, hurricanes, collision and ensuing losses. 

This course uses the latest versions of:
 

PowerClaim
Simsol
Symbility
Xactimate

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