# PSU CET 435 - CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING (5 pages)

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## CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING

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Pennsylvania State University
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Cet 435 - Construction Estimating

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CET 435 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3 Credit Hours SPRING 2009 Instructor Dr Sofia M Vidalis Office W 255 D Phone 717 948 6122 E mail SMV11 psu edu Course Web Site https angel psu edu ANGEL Lecture Meetings Lab Meetings Office Hours MW 2 00 2 50 p m W 225 Tuesday Section 1 2 00 3 50 p m Section 2 4 00 5 50 p m W 225 MW 10 00 a m 11 50 a m and 3 00 p m 4 00 p m also by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES This course presents the theory practice methods and techniques used in estimating construction cost This course provides practice in quantity takeoffs cost estimating and final bid preparation After completing the course students must be able to Understand the fundamental principles of estimating Know how to use Sage Timberline Office and Cost Works to increase estimating productivity and reduce errors Apply estimating principles to determine the quantity of materials needed for a project Apply costs to the estimate Finalize a bid Incorporate the estimate into the schedule Understand purchase orders and project buyout Become familiar with work ethics and bidding practices PREREQUISITES CE 333W Construction Management I and ET 200 Graphic Communications TEXT Estimating in Building Construction by Frank R Dagostino Leslie Feigenbaum 6th edition 2003 COMPUTER USAGE Students will be using Sage Timberline Office Cost Works MS Word MS Excel and MS PowerPoint for preparing assignments and group project IN AND OUTSIDE CLASS ASSIGNMENTS Students will participate in individual and group exercises consistent with classroom lectures These exercises are oriented on learning opportunities that will challenge you to apply some of the principles techniques and procedures learned in class to realistic problems They may also require the collective use of some logical reasoning decisionmaking and communication skills There will be one major group construction project that will be divided into individual sections throughout the semester The group will have to put a report

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