Architectural Estimating – Introduction


Designed for every e4Clicks user, this class will hone and perfect your estimating skills! We will explore the details of the major architectural components commonly needed to estimate using e4Clicks. You will walk away from this class confident in your estimating skills.

While in previous training classes, we focused on learning e4Clicks, you’ll now learn the other half of the equation and expand your estimating knowledge!

The best way to learn it, is to do it! Each lesson will be reinforced with hands-on exercises.

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You will:
Gain deeper understanding of building systems, components, and construction
Generate “punch-list” and auditable estimates that are correct and complete
Produce your own accurate estimates without relying solely on or waiting for sub-contractors’ estimates
Create template estimates for quick and accurate estimating in the future

The cost of attending our 1-day Intro course is $760.00 per attendee. The cost of attending both the Architectural and Electrical Intro class (2 days in a row) is discounted to $940.00. Please email or call us to process your payment if you are enrolling in both classes. Please remember you must have a computer to attend. Registrants without a laptop can rent one for $150.00 each. A training version of e4Clicks will be provided. Attendees will be using e4Clicks, and a basic working knowledge of the program is required.

We will use the MF04 format to “Format” not only the estimate, but also this class. As discussed earlier in the class there are many ways to organize an estimate; we will organize our estimates by division.

The following divisions will be discussed in the class:
06-Wood Plastics and Composites
07-Thermal and Moisture Protection

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Course Syllabus

4Clicks Architectural Estimating – Introduction

Start TimeEnd TimeTopicOutline
8:00 AM8:15 AMConference IntroductionWelcome, Introductions, Schedule, Objectives, Website, Newsletter, Spotlights, Survey
8:15 AM8:50 AMCost Data References and TipsIntroduce References & Tips
9:00 AM9:15 AMOrganizing an EstimateDiscuss different techniques on how to Organize an Estimate
9:15 AM9:40 AMClass Exercise #1 – Organizing Estimates (B-2)Create Projects and Estimate, Re-name Estimates, augment Estimate, paste Estimates from “Default Estimates”
9:40 AM9:50 AMClass Exercise – SolutionClass Exercise – Solution
10:00 AM10:50 AMDivision 05 Metals, and Division 06 Woods and PlasticsIntroduce Division 05 Metals, and Division 06 Woods & Plastics and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate
11:00 AM12:00 PMClass Exercise #3 – Division 05 Metals, and Division 06 Woods and Plastics (B-4)Using the line items in the exercise and complete the estimates using Divisions 05 and 06
12:00 PM12:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM12:40 PMClass Exercise – SolutionClass Exercise – Solution
12:40 PM1:30 PMDivision 07 Thermal Protection & 08 OpeningsIntroduce Division 07 & 08 and discuss insulation Line Items may be used in an Estimate
1:40 PM2:15 PMClass Exercise #4 – Division 07   Thermal Protection and Division 08 Openings (B-6)Review the line items and complete the estimates using Divisions 07 and 08
 2:15 PM 2:30 PMClass Exercise – SolutionClass Exercise – Solution
 2:40 PM 3:30 PMDivision 09 FinishesIntroduce Division 09 and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate
3:40 PM4:20 PMClass Exercise #5 – Provide
Pre-Engineered Building (B-8)
Read the SOW, Using multiple Divisions Complete Estimates
4:20 PM4:30 PMQ&A and ReviewQ&A, Review, Follow-on Classes (insert), Website, Social Media, Newsletter, Spotlights, Survey