Construction Cost Estimating
What you'll learn
- Define and explain basic estimating calculations, spreadsheets, and general requirements
- Adjust RSMeans data to account for local labor rates, overtime, markups, and more
- Estimate material costs for concrete, masonry, metals, wood, and plastics
- Analyze costs for structural elements, finishes, mechanical systems, and groundwork
- Integrate equipment, assemblies, depreciation, and more into a complete estimate
This course provides essential guidance on construction project cost estimation, using the world's most popular source of construction cost data. Step-by-step instruction guides students through several exercises that emphasize real-world problem-solving skills, and new discussion on Building Information Modeling provides up-to-date estimation techniques that are becoming standard in the industry.
Estimating skills are critical at all levels of the construction industry, and the learning process also strengthens understanding of blueprints and construction assemblies. This course provides comprehensive instruction on all aspects of the estimation process, with detailed guidance.
By completing this course, you will be able to:
Define and explain basic estimating calculations, spreadsheets, and general requirements
Adjust RSMeans data to account for local labor rates, overtime, markups, and more
Estimate material costs for concrete, masonry, metals, wood, and plastics
Analyze costs for structural elements, finishes, mechanical systems, and groundwork
Integrate equipment, assemblies, depreciation, and more into a complete estimate
Cost Estimating: An Introduction
Adjusting RSMeans Data to Job Conditions
Wood and Plastics, Thermal and Moisture Protection
Doors and Windows, Interior Finish, and Equipment
Fire Suppression, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical
You can register for RSMeans through its website and get free one-month trial access. That should help you enough with this course.
How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction, 5th Edition; RSMeans, Saleh A. Mubarak; ISBN: 978-1-118-97797-2, March 2020
Who this course is for:
- Civil Engineers
- Construction Engineers and Managers
- Construction Management Students
- Construction Science Students
I'm currently working as an assistant professor in Construction Science at the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University and previously as a lecturer in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. I'm graduated from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Management program. For several years, I worked as a "Planning and Project Control" expert before relocating to College Station, Texas, to pursue graduate study in construction engineering and management. I completed a master of science in construction and project management from the University of Tehran in 2006. I focused on construction scheduling using Building Information Model as my dissertation topic. With my years of programming experience, I'm always eager to learn and implement new things, combining the gained knowledge to solve problems faster and better.