Our 21 hour Commercial drywall estimating course is geared toward students who have little or no estimating experience. Areas covered are drywall, taping, metal framing, insulation and ACT. 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 becoming an estimator. This class is better suited to the person who has a company support system once class is complete. Classes 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 Commercial drywall estimating are covered in a quick paced but in depth, highly interactive manner. Students will take this class 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 proven production rates, height factors, difficulty factors. They’ll also learn how to price odd items etc. Sections that will be covered are painting and wall coverings.
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 of this class 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.
Plans and Specifications
How to discover details that are relevant
How to perform a quality takeoff
How to properly price a job
How to check for bid accuracy
Man Days and Production Rates
How to figure man days
How to figure overhead and profit
How to figure worker wages and selling prices
How to price odd shaped objects
Office to Field
How to time workers on particular tasks
How to adjust based on field feedback
How to know when field supervision is inaccurate
Wins and Losses
How to learn if a job isn’t right for you
How to spot errors before your bid is submitted
How to know if you’re winning or losing too many bids
How to utilize and track historical data