AEC 138, CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING AND BIDDING
A required, 3-credit program course.


This course introduces students to construction contracts, types of estimates, construction costs, cost accounting, purposes and functions. Students also gain experience in generating material quantity takeoffs from construction drawings.




STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Determine the proper unit of measure for a quantity of specific building components.
  2. Define terminology specific to the profession of building estimators.
  3. Prepare a quantity take-off for a small building using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and export it to spreadsheet software for analysis and pricing to determine bare costs, profit and overhead, and bid price.
  4. Prepare an outline of the sequence of events in the estimating process for a building.
  5. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.
  6. Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work and meet production deadlines.

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DETAILS
  1. Prerequisite: AEC 118, "C" or higher in AEC 120; "C" or higher in ENG 100.
  2. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  3. Roughly two hours of lecture/demonstration and one hour of assigned acivity per wee
  4. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  5. A textbook is generally required.
  6. View the course synopsis.