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Learning Units (Hours)
John C. Huang, Ph.D, PE
Developing estimates for projects involves obtaining bids for labor and materials. The shortest route to an estimate is not necessarily the best. Competitive bids for equipment, materials and labor provide several opportunities to save money, control project activities, and establish meaningful schedules and costs.
The course material exposes the engineer to the basic content of the bidding process, introduces various rules for guiding the process and notes potential problems. The benefits of the bidding process are explained and techniques to make the bidding process of maximum benefit are offered. Sample projects are used to demonstrate the thinking processes needed to establish a working bidding program.
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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