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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 structural systems, including earthwork, reinforced concrete, and brick/block.

Course benefits & learning outcomes

  • Learn basic principles of construction cost estimating for lump sum projects
  • Develop a work breakdown structure for a lump sum bid
  • Learn how to apply to structural quantity take-off (QTO)
  • Learn to take-off quantities for concrete, steel, masonry, etc.
  • Organize the QTO in a format that permits pricing and development of a bill of materials

Who should attend?

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

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