Construction Estimating Principles & Application

Construction Estimating Principles & Application

Construction Estimating Principles & Application

Tuesday, July 9 – 1:00 -5:00 pm

Presented by:  Troy DeGroot with U Chapter 2

1. Construction Estimating Principles and Application (4 hours)

Great Estimators know that to be competitive and competent in the current market, their companies must continually be in search of an edge. “How can we approach this project differently than our competition?” This virtual interactive training workshop is scheduled in one half-day session..

Viewpoint 1 – The Estimating Principles Behind Every Bid:

This open forum discussion led by a panel of experienced construction estimators explores advanced elements of construction estimating. Experienced estimators will be challenged to evaluate their own systems within the framework of current trends and models with an emphasis on Bluebeam. Every topic will be discussed from various perspectives to allow Estimators from across the spectrum to benefit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Cost/Price analysis
  • Pricing project constraints
  • How to build flexibility into your system
  • Optimum time to complete
  • Escalation
  • Managing risk within the estimate
  • Danger zones to avoid

Viewpoint 2 – How Technology Can Produce Faster, More Accurate Estimates:

Oftentimes simply being more visual in your bid scope can put you ahead of the competition by showing you truly understand the project. We’ll spend some time demonstrating how technology can not only replace your highlighters, scales, and calculator, but create company standards for you and your team. With an emphasis on Bluebeam Revu, these digital tools and workflows will produce clear, visual markups that are accurate, predictable, and consistent no matter who on the team uses them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Working with PDF drawings
  • Calibrating drawings
  • Measurement tools
  • Custom measurement tools
  • Displaying and exporting data

Please ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • Have Bluebeam 2018 or newer installed, and ready to go before class. If you don’t currently have a license of Bluebeam Revu, you can download a free trial here.
  • Attendance via tablet or phone is not recommended. You should have a mouse with a scroll wheel when attending this class. In Bluebeam there are several right-click shortcuts, and the wheel will help you zoom in/out on documents.
  • 2-screen computer set-up is recommended. This will allow you to watch the instructor on one screen while practicing on the other.

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Instructor BIO

Troy DeGroot, Bluebeam Certified Instructor, UChapter2 | Owner

As a Bluebeam Certified Consultant, Bluebeam Certified Instructor, and Implementation Specialist, Troy travels the country training nearly 4,000 students annually with customized tools and workflows. It is these extensive and diverse training opportunities that have led to Troy being a requested annual presenter at AIA meetings, Bluebeam User Groups (BUGS) across the world, Bluebeam Academy and Bluebeam’s very own extreme Conference (XCON).

With nearly 30 years in the industry, Troy has cultivated a deep understanding of the requirements of customers, the needs of end users, common goals of management, and the capacities of the technology. He has led many companies through successful software implementations and training. Having served as the BIM Manager for a large multi-discipline engineering firm, he provides a broad understanding of the industry and the evolution of technology.

Once you register, you will receive a webinar invite from Troy DeGroot with log-on information for this class.  These courses sell out quickly. 

Member Attendee: $400.00

Non-member Attendee: $550.00

If you are registering for someone else, please register them separately.

Date: July 9, 2024Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmVenue: Virtual CallOrganizer: Sara BreeggemannOrganizer Phone: 7043051185Organizer Email: sara@abccarolinas.orgPrice: $400.00 – $550.00Category: Webinars

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