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5/14/2024 - Maintenance & Repair Estimating

There are more than 10,000 maintenance, repair and preventive maintenance tasks for all types of facilities. Using data developed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this virtual training class teaches how to plan, budget and estimate the cost of corrective repairs, preventive maintenance and ongoing maintenance for effective plant operations.

Seminar Details
5/14/24 to 5/16/24
Virtual | Class Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT


  • Gain knowledge in the most financially favorable maintenance, repair and replacement estimating for every building system
  • 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
  • Practice how to navigate RSMeans data in the robust collection of construction cost publications
  • Understand how systems are interrelated and how to prevent common estimating mishaps like omissions and double counting

What Will Be Covered

  • Maintenance requirements and concepts
  • Types of estimates
  • Challenges of remodel and repairs
  • Facilities condition and assessment audits
  • How to use Facilities Maintenance & Repair Costs and Commercial Renovation Costs with RSMeans data to prepare budgets and estimates
  • How to prepare site, roof, structural, mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair estimates
  • How to prepare preventive maintenance budgets and plans for your buildings and grounds
  • How to specify and cost out general maintenance programs, from floor cleaning to window washing to landscape maintenance
  • How to price construction projects and localize cost estimates
  • Making the best use of RSMeans data reference material and estimating tips to ensure your estimate is complete
  • Potential sources of errors in quantity takeoffs
  • Understanding the importance of having a well-defined scope of work when preparing an estimate

Materials Included (delivered to attendee prior to class start date)

  • Facilities Maintenance and Repair Cost Data Book
  • Commercial Renovation Cost Data Book
  • Maintenance and Repair Estimating Workbook

Who Should Attend

Facility managers, maintenance supervisors, buildings and grounds superintendents, plant managers, planners, engineers, estimators and any others involved with facility planning and budgeting


Continuing Education Credit Eligibility

Approved for Continuing Education Units by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International Certification Board Continuing Education Units:
AACE: 14 hours, 1.4 CEU’s


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