10/31/2022 - Facilities Management Estimating Track

Seminar Details
Orlando, FL
10/31/22 to 11/3/22
Rosen Plaza


There are more than 10,000 maintenance, repair and preventive maintenance tasks for all types of facilities. And when it comes time to upgrade, complete plans and specs are rarely available. Yet you’re still expected to produce an accurate estimate. Sound familiar? Then this is the track for you.

Over four days, you will learn how to plan, budget, and estimate project costs using both unit prices and assemblies for corrective repairs, preventative maintenance and ongoing maintenance for effective facility operations.

Two Training Courses over the course of four days:

  • Maintenance and Repair for Facilities Estimating
  • Facilities Construction Estimating (Upgrades & Renovations)

Register and attend this knowledge track to become eligible for early access to the RSMeans data Professional Certification exam at no cost.



  • Learn how to identify potential problems and provide estimating solutions to building alterations
  • Understand the importance of having a well-defined scope of work when preparing an estimate
  • Learn how to specify and cost out general maintenance programs, from floor cleaning to window washing to landscape maintenance
  • Assess estimating considerations such as size of project, labor-hours, building code compliance and purchasing materials in smaller quantities
  • Prepare preventive maintenance budgets and plans for your buildings and grounds
  • Learn about facilities condition and assessment audits
  • Understand how to prepare site, roof, structural, mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair estimates
  • Identify potential sources of errors in quantity takeoffs
  • Receive step-by-step procedures for factoring in minimum labor costs, accurate productivity estimates and allowances for typical project contingencies

What Will Be Covered

  • The importance of having a well-defined scope of work when preparing an estimate
  • Evaluation of the existing structure; defining the start and finish of the scope of work
  • Renovation estimating challenges and how to avoid common estimating errors
  • 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
  • The estimating process and the importance of each process step
  • Order of magnitude, square foot, assemblies and unit price estimating
  • How to close the gap between the budget estimate and the contractor’s bid
  • Overhead costs for a construction company and how contractors develop billing rates
  • Unit price renovation estimates – job orientation, sources of cost information and pricing the estimate
  • Using and modifying assemblies for renovation estimating
  • Making the best use of RSMeans data reference material and estimating tips to ensure your estimate is complete
  • How to use Facilities Maintenance & Repair Costs, Commercial Renovation Costs, Facilities Construction Estimating Costs with RSMeans data to prepare budgets and estimates

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

  • Latest edition of Facilities Maintenance & Repair Costs with RSMeans data Cost Book
  • Latest edition of Commercial Renovation Costs with RSMeans data Cost Book
  • Latest edition of Facilities Construction Costs with RSMeans data Cost Book
  • Maintenance & Repair Estimating for Facilities and Facilities Construction Estimating with RSMeans data Training Workbooks

Who Should Attend

Facility managers, maintenance supervisors, buildings and grounds superintendents, plant managers, planners, engineers, estimators, and others involved with facility planning, budgeting, or evaluation of facility construction projects.


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: 28 Learning Units
AACE: 26 hours, 2.6 CEU’s


Lodging & Travel

Registration for these training courses 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.