Training Classes

FORMULA FOR WINNING LUMP SUM BIDS

This instructor-led class will focus on Lump Sum Bidding essentials and provide you with the methods used by the masters to win work. Students will receive training on the concepts of Lump Sum Bidding, and key strategies that are often overlooked during the bid phase of the project. The program includes topics such as choosing the right projects to bid, maximizing your time, utilizing technology, building “smart” spreadsheets, becoming an ally to the Owner/Architect/CM, scopes of work, developing a winning team of subcontractors & vendors, how to squeeze money out of the bid (without discounting), and more.

ESTIMATING 101 – BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

This instructor-led class will introduce the elements for developing clear, concise estimates, from various levels of documentation. Students will learn about the different types of cost estimates, the resources available for accurate estimates, using Material/Labor/Equipment cost breakdowns to develop cost assemblies, description of how to estimate various trade costs, estimating Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical work, Utilizing Construction Estimating Software to maximize efficiency, and how to estimate the cost of General Conditions for your project.

PRECONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: LARGE PROJECT SUCCESS

This class is developed for senior pre-construction professionals, who want to become leaders in their organization and in their industry. This instructor-led class discusses the essential talents that are required to lead a team. That team is often made up of both internal and external team mates. Topics discussed will include: inspiring people with your passion, managing personalities, setting examples and establishing project goals, communication tools, avoiding the mistakes that leaders consistently make, and tips on becoming a dynamic leader resulting in successful pre-construction performance.