Estimating Building Costs: A Low-rise School Project
What you'll learn
- Learn how to develop a building cost from a to z
- How to develop a rough order of magnitude estimates
- How to estimate the costs of building structure and enclosure systems
- How to estimate the costs of building interiors and electro-mechanical systems
- How to develop high level schedule and develop the cost of general requirements, design fees and contingency
- How to review the final costs
- Basic english language
· This class is about the ground rules concepts and the methodology to develop a construction cost estimate. The skills are exposed through a practical case studies, a three-story school project, from A to Z.
What You Will Learn:
You would learn the methodology and the skills required to develop a building cost estimate. And more specifically you would learn the followings:
The ground rules concepts
Cost estimations, Sources of cost information, steps in developing a cost estimate.
Key stakeholders in a building projects, Comparison of the main project delivery methods, Contract documents, Building elements, Templates.
Rough Order of magnitude (ROM) estimates and adjustment for quantity, location and time.
The relevance of soil report
Estimating building structural components: Earthwork, formwork, rebars, concrete and finishes
Estimating building enclosure components: Control layers, curtain walls, windows and roof
Estimating building interiors: Drywall, doors, glass wall, finishes, specialties, stairs, cabinetry
Estimating Building services: Elevators, HVAC, Plumbing, Sprinklers, Electrical
Estimating general requirements: field requirements, high level project schedule, design fees, contingency
Why You Should Take This Class:
Every household live in a house and the cost of housing represent their major spending. For professionals and citizens interested in building construction, the question is: What is the methodology to develop the cost of a building project?
This class will provide you with the skills of an entry level cost estimator
The professional will learn the basics and the ground rules that sustain every cost estimation
Who This Class is For:
This class is geared to a broad audience; beginners who want to get the fundamentals and Professionals looking for consolidations – Technicians, Managers, Architects and Engineers, Non-Engineers, Entrepreneurs and contractors
Prior knowledge required is basic algebra. Mostly counting, calculating areas, volume.
Presentations slides along with additional references
Excel templates built for the project
The project in high level description:
The case study is a school project with three storey above ground and a gross floor area of 54,000 square feet.
Together the skills and methodology to develop high level estimates preliminary and detailed estimates will be highlighted.
Preliminary drawings from a CAD software will be used for illustration purposes.
Questions to be addressed:
What are the various classes of estimates?
What is the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for the project?
How would a professional cost estimator reviews and estimates such a project?
What are some of the ground rules concepts to be master by cost estimators?
How to develop preliminary and detailed estimates using drawings and specifications?
Who this course is for:
- Amateur in Cost Estimation
- Managers in real estate
- Students in Engineering
- Professional in architecture and engineeering
Welcome to this channel!
I'm a Professional Engineer with about 15 years of experience in Building Engineering. I have consistent knowledge in Building, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. I hold various advanced degrees in Education, Engineering and Project Management.
I believe that exploring the world and learning is fundamental for our minds. So, I keep learning and advancing my skills and understanding...We all need a shelter and, one passion of mine is to understand how buildings work, how they are designed and why they cost so high.
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