Basic Project Estimating

Successful projects require accurate and timely project cost estimating. This course covers the bidding process, planning for the estimate, bid submission and bid follow-up.


  • Describe the bid process.
  • Explain types of estimates and elements of an estimate.
  • Define how to organize an estimating document.
  • List quantity take off techniques and pricing techniques.
  • Understand estimating labor, materials, and equipment costs.
  • Identify direct and indirect costs and determine profit and overhead markups.
  • Determine bid submission.
  • Learn about post-bid follow up.

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