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MGMT 452 : Construction Estimating & Bidding

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Construction Estimating & Bidding
This course will develop the student's ability to perform material, labor, subcontract and equipment take-off quantities from construction drawings and specifications. Students are required to perform quantity takeoffs of materials, labor, equipment and subcontracts using a standard set of plans and specifications. Both manual and electronic take-off procedures are covered, beginning with a residential structure.

After completing this course, the student will acquire a working knowledge of the estimating process used in building construction. The student will be able to perform basic take-off calculations and build an estimate from a set of plans and specifications. They will also have an understanding of the bid proposal and submission process.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:1. Perform a project estimate using basic estimating.2. Define what information is contained in working drawings andspecifications.3. Describe the elements of construction contracts and the types of bids4. Describe how the estimate is organized, planned and scheduled.5. Demonstrate how to figure the cost of equipment6. Perform concrete work and structural estimates of metals and wood.7. Describe thermal and moisture protection components of a buildingEstimate.8. Estimate the exterior and interior doors and windows.9. Estimate the drywall and wet-wall components of a building.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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