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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 2015
    0401
    Ron Rooks, P.E.
    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
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    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.