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Construction Estimating

Baruch College - CAPS

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Tue, Feb 13, 6:00pm - Mar 08, 9:00pm ( 8 sessions )

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Class ends at 8.50 PM
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this construction training:

This course covers the basic processes of construction estimating, including types of estimates, estimate components, and pricing techniques. 

It also will provide participants with the skills for adjusting estimates, making estimates on labor and materials, and more. Individuals in this course will gain an understanding of this component of managing projects effectively. 

Pre-requisite: Future of Blueprint Reading 

Course Outline:

Day 1

A. 40min.Introduction- describes the Architectural/Engineering
drawings to the bid stages. Then the working relationships of the GC and their subcontractors and how they achieve their bids based on the contract documents. Also discussion of controlled inspections.-

B. 40min General Conditions- Discussion of the general conditions of the contract documents with the GC and Subcontractors and their responsibilities and pricing.-

C. 30min Site Work- Discussion of what work is involved with the site plan and the Contractors involvement with pricing .-

D. 1hour Excavation/Backfill –Discussion about excavation and back filling –calculating excavation/backfilling/compaction obtaining quantities/math.-

E. 1hour Concrete/Slabs/Columns-Discussion about concrete

Calculations on obtaining cubic yardage for conc. slabs, columns
doing math examples.-

F. 1hour Footings/formwork-discussion of concrete footings the form work, reinforcement what is involved and to obtain quantities for both-doing examples.-

G. 40min Masonry-Discussion about masonry, Masonry walls, masonry ties, anchors working with the A/E, GC and subcontractors.-

H. 1hour Brick work-doing examples of masonry walls with labor and materials calculations.-

I. 1hour Carpentry/Wood Joists/Stud Walls-discussion of carpentry, walls, floors and roofing doing examples of calculating Joists and Studs.-

Day 2

A. 1hour Steel/Beams/Columns-Discussion of make up of steel, and steel alloys, shop drawings and erection drawings-Types of steel materials (beams ,angles, columns)-Calculating steel based on weight/tonnage.—

B. 1hour Windows/Doors-Class discussion about windows and doors plus door hardware-Reviewing shop drawings, installation, inspections and testing. Plus

C. 1hour&30min Finishes-Discussion about finishes (walls, floors and ceilings)-Types of finishes. Pricing of Painting, Plaster work, Tile work and flooring.-.

D. 2hours Mechanical/Plumbing-Class discussion on Mechanical,
Sprinkler, and Plumbing work .Obtain prices for the scope of work. for each discipline.-

E. 2hours Electrical- Discussion on Electrical work and what is
involved and pricing.-

Note: Classroom location listings are also posted outside the CAPS office and the lobby of the 17 Lexington Avenue building.
Students MUST submit a detailed written request to withdraw from a course, which CourseHorse will then forward on to the school. The request must state the reason of cancellation.

Refunds or credits are available: Full refund or credit if request to withdraw is made 3 business days before the first class session. 50% refund or credit if request to withdraw is made before the second class session. After the second class session no refunds or credits will be granted.

All refunds will have a $25 processing fee deducted from the course refund as well as a $15 registration fee ($40 total).

When Baruch College cancels a course, refunds are made automatically.


Students who wish to withdraw from a course must notify the CAPS Office in writing. Failure to complete a course, ceasing to attend class, notifying the instructor of your desire to withdraw, or general dissatisfaction with a course does not constitute a withdrawal and does not entitle you to a refund. Instructors are not permitted OR able to process withdrawals, transfers or refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 8 $490
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Feb 15 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Tue, Feb 20 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Thu, Feb 22 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Tue, Feb 27 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Thu, Mar 01 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Tue, Mar 06 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Thu, Mar 08 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
9:00am - 5:45pm TBD 3 $490
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Apr 21 9:00am - 5:45pm TBD
Sat, Apr 28 9:00am - 5:45pm TBD

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