Carter School of Estimating

21 Hour Beginner Commercial Drywall Estimating Course

21 Hour Beginner Commercial Drywall Estimating Course

Who should take this course?
Our 21 hour drywall estimating course is geared toward students who have little to no estimating experience. Many companies send their people to this class because it is a great way to get them the knowledge that they need in order to make a transition towards being an estimator. This class is better suited for the person who has a company support system once class is complete. Class hours usually average 21 hours and in some cases may end a bit earlier or later, depending on the pace of students, how many questions are asked, etc.

What will students learn?
This intent of this course is to teach the fundamentals of print reading, takeoff and bid pricing procedures. All areas of drywall estimating are covered in a quick paced but in depth, highly interactive manner. Students will take this course in the comfort of their own home or office and can be given keyboard and mouse control. This is as real as it gets. Students will learn how to use proper proven production rates, height factors, difficulty factors. They’ll also learn how to price odd items etc. Sections that will be covered are drywall, finishing, metal framing, insulation and ACT ceilings.

What are the benefits?

There are numerous benefits to taking this course. Students will learn to feel if their bid price is right. They will begin to think like estimators. They will start to spot errors that were once hidden by lack of knowledge. Students will be able to spot bad jobs before they bid them. perhaps the biggest benefit to this course is the peace of mind that students get. There is a huge difference between wondering if a bid is correct and knowing that it is.