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1.0 CEU / 10 PDHs


Member $645 | Non-member $795


Nils J. Gransberg, Ph.D., AC, A.M.ASCE 

Purpose & background

This course teaches the fundamentals of construction cost estimating, including the development of a work breakdown structure. Technical focus is on QTO for typical civil/utility systems; including, but not limited to earthwork, trenching and piping, and pavement.

Course benefits and learning outcomes

  • The principles of construction cost estimating for unit price projects
  • The take-off quantities for earthwork, pipe, pavement, etc.
  • How to apply to quantity take-off (QTO) for civil/utility projects
  • Work breakdown structure for a unit price bid
  • Organizing the QTO in a unit pricing format

Who should attend?

  • Construction project owners 
  • Design consultants
  • Construction contractors
  • Architects
  • Non-engineering construction professionals

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