CD-582 | Construction Estimating Basics

This course is an introduction to construction estimating basics, gain an understanding of:

  • Material take-offs
  • Computations
  • Pricing
  • Labor requirements
  • Detailed cost factors
  • Project estimating information

Prerequisite: Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading (CD-405) or field experience and placement test score of 80 or above or instructor permission

Construction Estimating Basics


An introduction to construction estimating basics using blueprint information and specifications to understand how an estimate is generated and the basis for its content.  Topics include scope, material quantity surveys, labor and equipment costs, and mathematical computations.  Learn material take-offs and computations, pricing, labor requirements, cost factors, and other information involved in project estimating. 

Required Text: Fundamentals of Construction Estimating, Author: D. Pratt, 4th Ed., ISBN:9781439059647, Pub.: Cengage Learning/eBook or hardcopy 

Course: Construction Estimating Basics

Start Date End Date Fee
November 23rd, 2021 February 1st, 2022 $495
Course Content
Construction Estimating Basics - CD-582 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Nov 23rd, 2021 Feb 1st, 2022 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM TBD Paramus 2

Course: Construction Estimating Basics

Start Date End Date Fee
April 26th, 2022 June 21st, 2022 $495
Course Content
Construction Estimating Basics - CD-582 002
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Apr 26th, 2022 Jun 21st, 2022 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Jeffrey Lewis Paramus 2