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.
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 2-day Intermediate course is $940.00 per attendee. 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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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided to 4Clicks training program participants. 4Clicks is an AACE International’s Approved Education Provider (AEP). The AEP symbol identifies training programs that meet AACE International’s high standards.
Day 1: 4Clicks Architectural Estimating – Introduction
|8:00 AM||8:15 AM||Conference Introduction||Welcome, Introductions, Schedule, Objectives, Website, Sign up for Newsletter, Spotlights, Survey|
|8:15 AM||8:50 AM||Evolution to Estimating, Types of Estimates, MasterFormat and UniFormat||Discuss the Evolution of Estimating – from Paper to Spreadsheets to Cost Estimating Programs, Explore different types of Estimates, Time vs accuracy, Discuss two major Estimate Formats: MasterFormat and UniFormat II|
|9:00 AM||9:50 AM||Cost Books, References, and City Cost Index||Introduce Cost Data Books, References, General Information, Tips, City Cost Indexes|
|10:00 AM||10:30 AM||Unit Cost Pricing and Estimate Format, Quantity Takeoff||Unit Cost Pricing – 80,000 vs. 400,000 Line Items, Breakdown and Discuss a Line Item, Discuss MasterFormat and UniFormat II, Discuss Quantity Takeoff – Manual vs Electronic|
|10:30 AM||10:50 AM||Organizing an Estimate||Discuss different techniques on how to Organize an Estimate|
|11:00 AM||11:20 AM||Class Exercise #1 –Organizing Estimates (B-2)||Create Projects and Estimate, Re-name Estimates, augment Estimate, paste Estimates from “Default Estimates”|
|11:20 AM||11:30 AM||Class Exercise – Solution||Class Exercise – Solution|
|11:30 AM||12:00 PM||Division 01 Gen Requirements & 02 Existing Conditions||Introduce Division 01 General Requirements & Division 02 Existing Conditions; discuss how these line items may be used in an Estimate|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Lunch|
|1:00 PM||1:20 PM||Division 01 Gen Requirements & 02 Existing Conditions||Continued – Introduce Division 01 General Requirements & Division 02 Existing Conditions; discuss how these line items may be used in an Estimate|
|1:20 PM||1:50 PM||Class Exercise #2 –Division 01 & 02 (B-3)||Using the line items in the exercise, build a Division 01 Template Estimate|
|2:00 PM||2:15 PM||Class Exercise – Solution||Class Exercise – Solution|
|2:15 PM||4:00 PM||Divisions 03 Concrete, 05 Metals, and Division 06 Woods and Plastics||Introduce Division 03 Concrete, Division 05 Metals, and Division 06 Woods & Plastics and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate|
Day 2: 4Clicks Architectural Estimating – Intermediate
|Start Time||End Time||Topic||Outline|
|8:00 AM||8:35 AM||Class Exercise #3 – Divisions 03 Concrete, 05 Metals, and Division 06 Woods and Plastics (B-4)||Using the line items in the exercise, complete the estimates using Divisions 03, 05, and 06|
|8:35 AM||8:50 AM||Class Exercise – Solution||Class Exercise – Solution|
|9:00 AM||9:30 AM||Division 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection||Introduce Division 07 and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate|
|9:30 AM||10:20 AM||Division 08 Openings||Introduce Division 08 and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate|
|10:20 AM||10:50 AM||Class Exercise #4 – Division 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection and Division 08 Openings (B-6)||Review the line items and complete the estimates using Divisions 07 and 08|
|11:00 AM||11:20 AM||Class Exercise – Solution||Class Exercise – Solution|
|11:20 AM||12:00 PM||Division 09 Finishes||Introduce Division 09 and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Lunch|
|1:00 PM||1:50 PM||Division 09 Finishes||Introduce Division 09 and discuss how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate|
|2:00 PM||2:20 PM||Division 10 Specialties & 12 Furnishing||Introduce Divisions 10 and 12 and how these Line Items may be used in an Estimate|
|2:20 PM||3:30 PM||Class Exercise #5 – Provide Pre-Engineered Building (B-8)||Read the SOW, Using multiple Divisions Complete Estimates|
|3:30 PM||3:45 PM||Class Exercise – Solution||Class Exercise – Solution|
|3:45 PM||4:00 PM||Q&A and Review||Q&A, Review, Follow-on Classes (insert), Social Media, Website, Newsletter, Spotlights, Survey|