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Introduction to Bidding & Estimating

In today's economy, the best bid wins!

Held over two consecutive days, this course is designed for new contractors as an introduction to construction bidding and estimating, as well as for experienced contractors who are looking to fine tune those skills. This information packed weekend will cover how to accurately prepare different types of estimates that are used to bid on everyday construction projects.

Bring your laptop and learn how to use Excel to build your own estimating programs, accurately prepare change orders, and how to prepare the AIA application for payments.

Introduction to Bidding & Estimating

In today's economy, the best bid wins!

Held over two consecutive days, this course is designed for new contractors as an introduction to construction bidding and estimating, as well as for experienced contractors who are looking to fine tune those skills. This information packed weekend will cover how to accurately prepare different types of estimates that are used to bid on everyday construction projects.

Bring your laptop and learn how to use Excel to build your own estimating programs, accurately prepare change orders, and how to prepare the AIA application for payments.

Why contractors and contracting students take this course:

  • It is great for exam prep for those who did not have an opportunity to be part of the bidding team
    • We will review all construction math basics enabling you to understand & solve any construction math problem
  • Gain a real understanding of the bidding process, takeoffs, and change orders
  • This is a real benefit to students once they obtain their contracting license
    • You will prepare competitive and professional bids that will help you get more work and NOT lose money!
  • Prepare accurate and professional change orders that won’t get rejected and won’t cost you money
  • Prepare professional and accurate AIA applications for payments

Classroom Tuition

$379

Your Tuition Includes:

This information packed workshop will cover how to calculate project cost, accurately prepare multiple types of estimates and properly present bid proposals that are used on today’s construction projects.

  • Learn construction math basics that enable you to solve any construction math problem
  • Free copy of the new Tenth Edition of Standard Estimating Practice Book ($99.95 Value)
  • Free preformatted estimating templates and budget tracking excel worksheets

 

Planswift Take off and Estimating Software:

Gold Coast students get an exclusive extended free trial access and a $150 discount towards the purchase of this industry leading estimating software that provides you with the advantage you need over your competitors.

  • Automatically calculates material cost and labor for a perfect estimate
  • Manage projects more efficiently and grow your business Instantly measures square footage, volume and linear dimensions
  • Gives you printable layouts to use as an installation guide
  • Easy to use parts & assemblies templates to create complete bill of materials
  • Digital estimating to create bids in half the time
  • Spend less time estimating, bid more jobs and manage projects more efficiently

Bidding & Estimating Class Schedule


2 days 9:00am - 5:00pm

February 2022
02/05 - 02/06 South Dade (Doral) 2 Days 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20TH STREET
Miami, FL 33172

1-800-732-9140

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North Miami

3577 N.E. 163RD STREET
North Miami, FL 33160

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Tamarac (Broward)

5600 HIATUS ROAD
Tamarac, FL 33321

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Boca Raton

2600 N. MILITARY TRAIL Suite 150
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

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Stuart

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1706 NW FEDERAL HWY
Stuart, FL 34994

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East Orlando

3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817

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North Orlando

Climer-Campus
5104 N. Orange Blossom Trail Suite 114
Orlando, FL 32810

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Lake Nona

8236 Lee Vista Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32829

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Celebration

1170 Celebration Blvd Suite 200
Celebration, FL 34747

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Kissimmee/St.Cloud

2262 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy (US192)
Kissimmee, FL 34744

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Mount Dora

18097 US Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757

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Oviedo

59 Alafaya Woods Blvd
Oviedo, FL 32765

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Deland

2683 S Woodland Blvd
Deland, FL 32720

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Clermont

1200 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711

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Waterford Lakes

12301 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32828

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Ocala

2709 SW 27 Ave. Suite 103
Ocala, FL 34471

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Fernandina Beach

1541 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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