Given the overlap and crossovers among HVAC, fire protection, plumbing and electrical -- fire protection dependent on plumbing, for example, and electrical a major component of HVAC -- reliable estimating can be challenging. In two days of interactive sessions that combine hands-on skill-building with a discussion of real-life estimating challenges and best estimating practices, this invaluable workshop will bring you up-to-date with key concepts, provide answers to important questions, and boost estimating speed and accuracy.
This seminar is tailored to fit the needs of those seeking to develop or improve their skill and to have a better understanding of how M&E estimates are prepared during the conceptual, planning, budgeting and bidding stages. Attendees will learn how the Means Mechanical and Electrical data is generated and how to use it as a valuable adaptable tool. They will practice by preparing complete and thorough cost estimates for both trades. Targeting special estimating problems for mechanical and electrical construction for commercial, industrial and large multi-family applications, the seminar features order of magnitude, square foot, assemblies and unit price estimating. Class problems provide estimating practice in square and cubic foot and assemblies estimating including plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, and electrical with discussion of comparative cost analysis of equipment and design alternatives.
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn
This course qualifies for AIA and AACE continuing education credits!
- Mechanical & Electrical estimating overview
- How using industry-standard RSMeans cost data can save you time and boost accuracy, how to get maximum value from RSMeans incomparable costs annuals, how to customize and adapt the RSMeans costs, and more
- A look at order-of-magnitude, square foot, assembly and unit cost estimates, when to use which one, and what each can tell you about project costs
- Key elements of a unit cost estimate - including materials, labor, equipment, profit, and overhead
- Getting the quantity take-off right
- Comparative cost analysis, and how it can save you money on system design and equipment building codes
- Electrical load requirement.
- Cost- and time-saving techniques that boost efficiency without sacrificing accuracy
- Special estimating challenges such as large commercial and industrial projects, and multi-family residential construction
- The benefits of standardized forms: organization, accuracy, consistency and completeness
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