CIV 231 - Estimating & Construction Planning
A systematic approach to estimating building project costs. Semester long project will include building a cost estimate of a commercial building. Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet will be used as an estimating tool.
Prerequisite: CIV 119 Architectural Drafting w/CAD, CST 106 Computers in Technology
1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Have a sound foundation and knowledge of various aspects related to the construction estimating and bidding process including contracts, specifications, bonding requirements, types of estimates, estimate organization, overhead, contingencies, and profit.
2. Have the ability to use modern computer estimating tools including Microsoft Excel and Means Costworks software.
3. Have the ability to complete material takeoffs and associated material, labor, and equipment costs for building construction projects.
4. Have the ability to prepare a complete construction bidding package including the quantity takeoffs and cost estimate for a small commercial building.
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