Introduction to Bidding & Estimating

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.

Schedule Your Course

Please select your prefered class, location, type of class, and start date from the menu below.

This class will involve discussions and easy to understand examples about real world construction projects. Students will work on sample bidding projects and leave with a practical template for use in the real world of construction.  This is an excellent opportunity to benefit a contractor’s career, obtain more work, and maintain profit margins.

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

Tuition: $379  (Includes an estimating workbook)

NOTE: This class requires you to bring your laptop. Please fully charge your laptops before coming to the class.

November 2019
11/23 - 11/24
Tamarac (Broward)
2 Days 9:00 am-5:00 pm

West Palm Beach (Lantana)

6216 S. Congress Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462


From I-95:
Take I-95 to Lantana Road. Exit west on Lantana Road to Congress Ave. Turn left on Congress and then left into Atlantis Plaza.

From Turnpike:
(From the North) Take the turnpike to Lake Worth Road. Exit east on Lake Worth Road to Congress Ave. Turn right on Congress and then just past Lantana Road turn left into Atlantis Plaza.

(From the South) Take the turnpike to Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit east on Boynton Beach Blvd to Congress. Turn left (north) on Congress. Turn into Atlantis Plaza, just south of Lantana Road.

Boca Raton

2600 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431


From I-95: Exit on Palmetto Park Road and go west. Make a RIGHT onto Military Trail and continue for less than 2 miles. The location is in the Fountain Square complex located immediately after Butts Road on the right hand side.

From Turnpike: Exit on Glades Road and go EAST. Make a left on Butts Road. Follow the road around and make a left onto Military Trail. The location in the Fountain Square complex located on the right hand side.

Tamarac (Broward)

5600 Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321


This Gold Coast building is located on the NE Corner of Hiatus Road and Commercial Blvd., approx. 1/8 mile East of the Sawgrass Expwy off of Commercial Blvd.

Registration for all Insurance and Construction classes are handled by the Gold Coast Professional Schools office at the Broward campus.

North Miami

3577 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160


Located just minutes East of the Gold Glades Interchange (I-95, 826 and the Turnpike.) Exit on 163rd street and go East. Located in the Intracoastal Mall at N.E. 35th Ave.

South Dade (Doral)

11250 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33172


Because this is a new building, on a new street, you will not be able to find us on map search sites yet. Here are directions:

From the North:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension south to NW 12th Street (exit # 27). Head east.Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike Extension north to NW 12th Street. Head east Turn left on NW 111th Ave (just past the mall). Turn left on NW 20th Street. Building is on the left.

From the East and Downtown Miami:
Head west on 836 to NW 107 Ave exit. Exit north on NW 107 Ave.Turn left on NW 12 St. Turn right on NW 111 Ave. Turn left on NW 20th St. Building is on left.


3505 Lake Lynda Dr Building 300
Orlando, FL 32817


When coming from University Blvd, head North on Lake Lynda Drive and the building will be on your right hand side. Lake Lynda Drive is found on the North side of University Blvd between Rouse Rd and the University of Central Florida campus.