2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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CONST 200 Estimating I (5 credits)

Prerequisite CONST 150 , CONST 160 , BTECA 121 , BTECA 122 , and BTECA 123  with at least a 2.0 grade.

Course Description
A comprehensive introduction to construction estimating and bidding, including basic concepts, procedures, terminology, and pricing techniques. Covers work issues and costs connected with the major components of a construction project.

Student Outcomes
1. Determine how various resources (incl. Labor, equipment and materials) impact the estimating process.
2. Recognize how an estimate is organized, what information is contained in the different types of estimates, and the accuracy of estimates (by type).
3. Report how construction documents are used in the estimating process.
4. Demonstrate the principles and practices of organized “quantity takeoff” to accurately determine the quantity of materials in a project.
5. Relate what, when, and how subcontractors and suppliers are involved in putting estimates together.
6. Show the various pricing components (labor, productivity and material) that are used to determine the cost of the project.
7. Interface with a variety of technologies that used in the development of estimates.

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