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ENT 141
Estimating


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Introduction to the fundamental principles of identifying and estimating construction costs of engineering projects. Emphasis is on material quantity take-offs, development of material, labor, equipment, and overhead costs, construction document interpretation, and bidding strategies. Course includes a final project. Formerly CET 100.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Determine construction costs.
  • Apply bidding strategies.
  • Compute material quantity take offs.
  • Differentiate between unit-price contracts and lump-sum contracts.
  • Differentiate between balanced and unbalanced bids.
  • Explain the relationship between specifications, and construction drawings.

  • Course Topics
  • Types of construction contracts
  • Types and levels of estimates
  • Development of labor, equipment, material, and overhead costs
  • Typical units used for quantities
  • Projects involving earthwork, roadway, sitework, and utilities
  • Spreadsheet applications
  • Construction plans interpretation
  • Quantity takeoff and cost estimating projects

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENT 141
    Spring 2014
    0401
    Ron Rooks, P.E.


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
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    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.