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. It is vital to the success of your organization that you master these estimates. And we’ve got just the courses you need.
Over four days, you will learn how to plan, budget, and estimate complete mechanical and electrical projects and avoid the pitfalls of omission and double-counting.
Two Training Courses over the course of four days:
- Maintenance and Repair for Facilities Estimating
- Mechanical and Electrical Estimating
Register and attend this knowledge track to become eligible for early access to the RSMeans data Professional Certification exam at no cost.
- Gain knowledge about the most financially favorable maintenance, repair and replacement estimating for every building system
- Understand how mechanical and electrical systems are interrelated and how to prevent common estimating mishaps like omissions and double counting
- Learn the proven methods for auditing facilities, preventive planning and facilities upgrading
- Learn to develop preventive planning that helps avoid costly breakdown and remediation
- Learn to both develop in-house and contract-out service costs
- Learn how to assemble all this data into a defensible, annual, asset protection maintenance and repair plan
- Review case studies and perform exercises to gain skill-building opportunities
- Improve estimating accuracy and planning methods
- Practice how to navigate RSMeans data in the robust collection of construction cost publications
- Understand maintenance requirements and concepts as well as the challenges of remodels and repairs
- Learn how to prepare site, roof, structural, mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair estimates
- Learn how to prepare preventive maintenance budgets and plans for your buildings and grounds
- Specify and cost out general maintenance programs, from floor cleaning to window washing to landscape maintenance
- Price construction projects and localize cost estimates
- Make the best use of RSMeans data reference material and estimating tips to ensure your estimate is complete
- Understand the importance of having a well-defined scope of work when preparing an estimate
What Will Be Covered
- Insight into comparative analyses of different mechanical and electrical equipment
- The impact that change orders and overtime can have on the overall cost of a project
- Facilities condition and assessment audits
- Potential sources of errors in mechanical and electrical quantity takeoff
- Making the best use of RSMeans data reference material and estimating tips to ensure your estimate is complete
- How to be more efficient in preparing estimates and time-saving estimating techniques
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 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
- Maintenance & Repair Estimating for Facilities and Mechanical & Electrical Estimating with RSMeans data Training Workbooks
Who Should Attend
Architects, engineers, facilities managers, maintenance supervisors, building and grounds superintendents, mechanical and electrical contractors and anyone who needs a highly reliable method for developing and evaluating maintenance and repair, and 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: 28 Learning Units
AACE:27 hours, 2.7 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.