11/2/2022 - Mechanical & Electrical Estimating

Seminar Details
Orlando, FL
11/2/22 to 11/3/22
Rosen Plaza


Typically, 30% to 40% of a building’s cost is for HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical work, which makes mechanical and electrical estimating the single most significant component of project costing. Attendees will learn how to prepare accurate and complete mechanical and electrical estimates and how to avoid the pitfalls of omission and double-counting during this training class.



  • Understand how mechanical and electrical systems are interrelated and how to prevent common estimating mishaps like omissions and double counting
  • Gain insight into comparative analyses of different mechanical & electrical equipment
  • Improve estimating accuracy and planning methods
  • Learn how mechanical and electrical data is generated within RSMeans data
  • Practice how to navigate RSMeans data in the robust collection of construction cost publications

What Will Be Covered

  • Different construction delivery methods
  • Order of magnitude, square foot, assemblies and unit price estimating
  • How to price construction projects and localize cost estimates
  • The importance of having a well-defined scope of work when preparing an estimate
  • Overview of the various components of an estimate, such as materials, labor, equipment, overhead and profit
  • Understanding the impact that change orders and overtime can have on the overall cost of a project
  • How to be more efficient in preparing estimates and time-saving estimating techniques
  • Making the best use of RSMeans data reference material and estimating tips to ensure your estimate is complete
  • Potential sources of errors in mechanical and electrical quantity takeoff

Materials Included (Received on on-site on the first day of training)

  • Mechanical & Electrical Estimating with RSMeans data Training Workbook
  • Latest edition of Plumbing Costs with RSMeans data Cost Book
  • Latest edition of Mechanical Costs with RSMeans data Cost Book
  • Latest edition of Electrical Costs with RSMeans data Cost Book

Who Should Attend

Architects, engineers, facilities managers, mechanical and electrical contractors, and anyone who needs a highly reliable method for developing and evaluating mechanical and electrical project costs.


Continuing Education Credit Eligibility

Approved for Continuing Education Units by both the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Services (AIA/CES) and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International Certification Board Continuing Education Units:
AIA: 14 Learning Units
AACE: 13 hours, 1.3 CEU’s

Register and attend the Mechanical & Electrical Estimating Track (Two classes across four days) and become eligible to take the RSMeans data Professional Certification exam at no cost


Lodging & Travel

Registration for this seminar does not include travel or accommodations. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

Breakfast, dinner, lodging, airfare and transportation to and from the venue are the responsibility of the student. Attendees will be provided a code to redeem a discounted room rate at the Rozen Plaza upon Registration if they prefer to stay on-site.

Need assistance presenting this intensive training opportunity to your employer? Use our Justification Letter for guidance.