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Estimating for Contractors (CILB# 0613904, ECLB# 0802480) - satisfies 1 hour technical (1 hr bus or gen for CILB) (1 credit hours)
This course is an overview of the basics of project estimating.  The importance of accuracy, thoroughness and completeness is emphasized and explained.  The elements of the estimate, material, labor, overhead, burden, contingencies, allowances and more are discussed.  Tips on how to use a spreadsheet to speed the estimating process and improve accuracy are included.  Case histories of failed jobs that resulted from poor estimating and lack of planning and care are included along with a brief discourse on ethics. 
James Thompson
Students will learn about
·         The importance of an accurate estimate.
·         The difference between a bid and an estimate.
·         Whether or not to estimate a job.
·         Factors to consider before offering an estimate.
·         The electrical contractor’s estimating tools.
·         How to use a spread sheet to estimate faster and accurately.
·         Breaking the estimate down for better accuracy.
·         The effects of bad information in an estimate.
·         The elements of an estimate.
·         Examples of failed projects due to inaccurate estimates.
·         Ethics in estimating and bidding.
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