Cost estimates represent a key element of the foundation for successful construction projects. A properly developed estimate leads to smooth sailing throughout the project’s life-cycle for all stakeholders —from architects and engineers to project administrators and owners. In a world rife with harmful cost overruns this skill is essential for projects of all types and magnitudes.
This webinar offers an introduction to the best practices of cost estimating and examines the classification of estimates and respective project design stages, as well as direct and indirect costs. Participants will understand the significance of trustworthy data when creating an estimate, as well as where and how to access such data types of key data necessary for the development of an accurate estimate. The elements of the general requirements and critical cost factors will also be discussed.
Course Code: AIA 388CSTAR
Accreditation: 1.0 AIA LU / PDH / LA CES / PE (NY)
Duration: 1 Hour
About the Speaker:
PE, P.Eng. (Canada), PMP, WELL AP, LEED GA,CTSPrincipal Estimator at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, possessing more than 20 years of experience in establishing and reviewing estimates for heavy civil construction projects of various types (aviation, passenger and freight rails, roadways and utilities, bridges and tunnels, etc.) and at all design stages (from order-of-magnitude through bid estimates), and proficient in both design-bid-build and design-build / fast-track projects. Currently assigned to be the lead estimator to the $13 billion JFK Redevelopment Program and responsible for conceptual estimate development and audit reviews. Previously worked for STV, Incorporated, Con Edison, MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bridges & Tunnels. Professional licences and credentials include:
Professional Engineer (PE) in New York State Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) WELL AP USGBC / GBCI LEED Green Associate AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist