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ULC Course Description

Control Number: 181
Course Number: 35CEB01A
CEUs: 2.9     PDHs: 29.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides training on basic cost estimating principles and fundamentals. The training is intended for individuals who are entering the Cost Engineering profession with little or no cost estimating experience or who will be responsible for the review or preparation of detailed construction cost estimates.

This is a basic, non-computer based course designed to teach individuals the basic principles of construction cost estimate preparation, and how to identify and classify costs associated with construction. Through the use of lectures, visual aids, individual and group practical exercises, the course provides instructions on: (a) an overview of procurement and cost engineering regulations; (b) work breakdown structures; (c) reading construction drawings; (d) quantity calculation and development; (e) performing manual quantity takeoffs; (f) determining labor costs and crew composition; (g) estimating costs of equipment, material, and supplies; (h) developing indirect costs; (i) determining cost escalation and contingencies; and (j) preparing government estimates summaries.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational series: 0800; 0802; 0807; 0808; 0810; 0830; 0850; 1301; 1350; (b) Grade: GS-05 or above; (c) Other: Nominees must obtain Huntsville approval before attending this course. A pocket or computer calculator is required for this class. Also, a tablet or notebook computer is permitted for this class for basic computations (e.g., excel).


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
4Huntsville, AL3/11/20243/15/20240
5Huntsville, AL6/10/20246/14/20240