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 of estimates, and bidding processes. Students also gain experience in generating material quantity takeoffs from construction drawings. Estimating construction costs is also covered. A computer spreadsheet program is used in the course.



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.
  4. Determine pricing for building components using reference literature and/or estimating software.
  5. Prepare an outline of the sequence of events in the estimating process for a building.
  6. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.
  7. 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, AEC 120, and ENG 100
  2. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  3. Roughly two hours of lecture/demonstration and three hours of lab per week.
  4. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  5. Besides textbooks, students need to purchase materials for board presentations.
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