Programs

Estimating Essentials

A class for the “apprentice” estimator who may be a recent hire into your estimating operation, or an up and coming journey worker or foreman whose skills you want to further develop. This two-day course includes classroom and hands-on practice of estimating from review of documents through quantity takeoff, calculation of all direct and indirect costs and concluding with the total price bid. The apprentices work with mentors on projects in the Finishing Trades and the course is designed to illustrate both the basic and comprehensive series of steps that produce winning bids.

Estimating Essentials Program Topics Include:

  • The Estimate and the Estimator
  • Contracts and Other Bid Documents
  • Quantity Takeoff
  • Direct Costs
  • Indirect Costs, Contingencies and Overhead
  • Common Errors Made and How to Avoid Them
  • Practice Estimates
  • Internet Resources and Tools

Registration for the LMCI Estimating Essentials Program is as easy as clicking on your class choice listed below to complete the enrollment application.

Available Courses

Location Date Region
Los Angeles, CA April 19-20, 2018 SCGMA/DC 36
Halifax, Nova Scotia May 23-24, 2018 District Council 39
Houston, TX May 31 - June 1 District Council 88
Henderson, NV June 12-13, 2018 District Council 15