Quantity Surveying, Cost Estimation and Bill of Quantities
What you'll learn
- Quantity surveying
- Construction measurements and quantity Takeoff
- Project review and scope understanding
- Introduction to cost estimation
- BOQ preparation from A to Z
- No prerequisites
Hello and welcome to Quantity Surveying, Cost Estimation and Bill of Quantities online course.
This course is all about applying the cost engineering knowledge and best practices to produce a project cost estimate from materials, equipment, manpower & subcontractor list.
This course focuses on the cost estimation of a project. Cost estimation & pricing are what we are discussing in this course.
The course is structured in a way that will take you from A to Z on how to prepare a priced project BOQ based on all the available materials and manpower information and project drawings and specs.
This course is very much recommended for you if you meet any of the below criteria:
1 - If you want to learn how to prepare a cost estimate from zero.
2 - If you have some cost estimation background but you want to enhance your knowledge and accuracy.
3 - If you are quantity surveyor and want to develop your skills to become an estimation engineer.
4 - If you want to be able to build a general understating on cost elements and rate breakdown analysis.
5 - If you want to know more about allowances, contingencies, overheads and profits. And also how to estimate these margins.
6 - If you need the BOQ and cost estimate template, that is explained in details (item wise) in this course.
7 - If you want to know to frontload a BOQ based on project cost understanding.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
1 - Estimate the cost & price each item in the BOQ.
2 - Build a project cost estimation overall understanding.
3 - Estimate manpower daily and hourly costs.
4 - Estimate all project activities manpower cost.
5 - Review the project drawings and understand the cost impact on BOQ items.
6 - Understand the various units of measurements for project items.
7 - Prepare a priced quantified BOQ.
8 - Estimate the different margins in a logical way that makes your estimate secure and competitive at the same time.
9 - Assess the subcontractor rates and understand their correctness.
Steps that you will be taking to gradually increase your knowledge during the course:
1 - Watch the course introduction.
2 - Download the BOQ, labor and material sheets.
3 - Watch the course lectures.
4 - Start applying what you learn in each lecture on the BOQ.
5 - Have your estimate ready by the end of the course.
The course covers the below BOQ divisions / items:
1 - Preliminaries
2 - Site works (excavation & backfilling)
3 - Concrete works (sub & super structure various items)
4 - Masonry works (solid, thermal and hollow block)
5 - Metal works (staircase and balconies handrails and project cat ladders)
6 - Joinery works (vanity counters, kitchen cabinets and wardrobes)
7 - Waterproofing works (foundations, wet areas and roof)
8 - Doors & windows
9 - Finishes (flooring, skirting, walls, ceiling and complicated elevation)
10 - External works (boundary wall, interlocking tiles, curbstone, car and pedestrian gates, car parking shades)
11 - Electrical works
12 - Air Conditioning works
13 - Plumbing & Water Supply works
14 - Provisional Sums
The course is a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience on how to price a BOQ for a project, and it focuses only on the BOQ, scope and cost sides of the project.
Generally, estimation and costing courses online are short and easy to digest, however they add tons of value and knowledge to you.
I'm very exited to have you here guys reading all of this and since you made it to the end of this course description, see you in the first lecture.
If you have any queries related to this course, please don't hesitate to contact me for clarification.
CCP, PMP, ACIArb.
Who this course is for:
- Quantity surveyors
- Cost estimators
- Cost engineers
- Civil engineers
- Procurement engineers
Certified cost professional with over 12 years experience in cost engineering and project management.
CCP Certified Cost Professional
PMP Project Management Professional
ACIArb Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
In addition to the educational experience that I have, I love teaching and interacting with knowledge seekers. During my studies in university, my colleagues used to seek my help to understand some parts on the syllabus. People used to appreciate the way I present information, however I never thought of myself teaching or doing a course until very recently when I recognized that I have the ability to deliver information to others, and why not let others benefit from what I have to offer.