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Construction Estimating II

November 29, December 6, 13 & 20, 2023
January 9 & 16, 2024

8:00 am – 11:00 am each session

Hybrid Course: Attend In-person or Virtual

at ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545

Maximize Success in the Bid Process!

Seminar Overview:

This course – part 2 of 2 – includes the pricing phase, the bid process, cash flow and program cost estimating. The earlier phases in the estimating process are covered in part 1.

This course introduces the types of cost estimation from the conceptual design phase through the closeout process of a construction project. In addition, the course highlights the importance of controlling costs and how to monitor project cash flow using interactive, hands-on activities.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain confidence in the bid process
  • Understand and practice cost control methods
  • Realize bids built for maximum benefit

Topics to be Covered:

  • Pricing Labor, Equipment, Material, and Subcontractor’s work
  • Pricing Equipment: renting vs. owning, depreciation, financing, and operating costs
  • Pricing Excavation and Backfill, Concrete, Masonry, Carpentry, Finishes, Piping, Insulation, Sheet Metal, Conduit and Conductors
  • Pricing Subcontractor’s Work
  • Pricing General Conditions
  • Pre-Bid Review, Bid Assembly and Closing the Bid
  • Mock Bid Assembly simulation
  • Post Bid documentation and the Cost Control Cycle
  • Projecting Cash Flow
  • Budget Estimating and Program Cost Estimating


Sullivan Tim 2017Tim Sullivan, recently retired, has been a part of the construction industry since 1979. Tim brings his 42 years of diverse project experience with him in Estimating and Project Management from Wohlsen Construction Company, Reynolds Construction and eciConstruction. He is a graduate of Penn State’s Architectural Engineering Program with a degree in Construction Management.

Registration Details:

Preferred registration date: 10 days prior to session date

Price includes: Interactive Instruction, hands-on activities & other class materials

Textbook not included (same as used for Estimating I) = $125
(textbook is Fundamentals of Construction Estimating, 4th Edition by David Pratt)

Cancellations received less than 10 days before the start of class cannot be refunded. Substitutions are permitted.

ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

EIN: 23-1618254 – Contributions or gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary, necessary business expense. See your accountant for details.


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