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Cost Estimating and Tricks of the Trade - A Practical Approach

Timothy D. Blackburn, MBA, PE

This is a practical course in the area of estimating. This course covers the fundamentals of cost estimating from a practical perspective, based on the Instructor’s experience both in the Consultant and Owner environments. In addition to the fundamentals, the course also addresses the levels of design/scope development needed at each phase and the associated estimate accuracy expectation. Practical explanatory charts and tables are provided. Common pitfalls are discussed. “Tricks-of-the-trade” are provided, which will increase the likelihood of a reliable estimate.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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