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Estimating 101


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Class Description

This class will cover the basic fundamentals of how to do a Construction estimate. The instructor will teach on tools and resources available in the industry to help you have a successful estimate.

In this class, business owners can expect to learn the following:

  • What tools are available for estimating
  • How to complete a basic estimating system
  • A better understanding of how to do a bid analysis

This class was designed to help newer estimators polish their skills and to learn the basic skills that are absolutely required to produce a successful construction estimate.

Class Level

This is a Beginner Level class: Beginner level firms are either a start up business or in ramp up mode where your business is picking up, you have at least one active contract, hired your first few employees and you are working on your business fulltime.

Instructor: Robert Means, Senior Precon and Estimating Manager at JE Dunn

Robert has worked with JE Dunn for the last 17.5 years working his way from project engineer all the way to his current position. He graduated with a Bachelors degree from The Evergreen State College.