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Construction Estimating Principles & Application | Live, Online Course

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$350.00 – $490.00

Construction Estimating Principles and Application

April 2, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

A link will be sent upon registration.

Great Estimators know that to be competitive and competent in the current market, their companies must continually seek an edge. “How can we approach this project differently than our competition?” This virtual interactive training workshop is divided into two sections and scheduled in one four-hour session. 

Section 1 – The Estimating Principles Behind Every Bid:
This open forum discussion led by a panel of experienced construction estimators explores advanced elements of construction estimating. Experienced estimators will be challenged to evaluate their systems within the framework of current trends and models, emphasizing Bluebeam. Every topic will be discussed from various perspectives to allow Estimators from across the spectrum to benefit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Cost/Price analysis
  • Pricing project constraints
  • How to build flexibility into your system
  • The optimum time to complete
  • Escalation
  • Managing risk within the estimate
  • Danger zones to avoid

Section 2 – How Technology Can Produce Faster, More Accurate Estimates:
Simply being more visual in your bid scope can put you ahead of the competition by showing you genuinely understand the project. Each day we’ll spend some time demonstrating how technology can replace your highlighters, scales, and calculator, and fluid company standards for you and your team. With an emphasis on Bluebeam Revu, these digital tools and workflows will produce clear visual markups that are accurate, predictable, and consistent no matter who on the team uses them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Working with PDF drawings
  • Calibrating drawings
  • Measurement tools
  • Custom measurement tools
  • Displaying and exporting data


Paul Stout, Director of Education Development, Power Summit
Paul is the founder and Director of Education Development for Power Summit, a national training company. His understanding of the construction process, vast experience, and dynamic presentation skills enable him to write and present seminar material with authority and conviction. Paul Stout is a construction project manager, estimator, LEED Accredited Professional, facilitator, and seminar instructor bringing more than twenty-three years of practical, hands-on construction experience to the arena. Since 1999, Paul has presented or facilitated more than 500 construction training seminars and workshops in 60 US cities spanning 22 states and internationally in Guam and Djibouti.

Troy DeGroot BluebeamTroy DeGroot, Bluebeam Certified Instructor, UChapter2 | Owner 
As a Bluebeam Certified Consultant, Bluebeam Certified Instructor, and Implementation Specialist, Troy travels the country, training over 2,000 students annually with customized tools and workflows. These extensive and diverse training opportunities have made Troy a requested annual presenter at AIA meetings, Bluebeam Academy, and Bluebeam’s very own eXtreme Conference (XCON).

With over 20 years in the industry, Troy has cultivated a deep understanding of customers’ requirements, end users’ needs, management’s common goals, and technology’s capacities. He has led many companies through successful software implementations and training. Having served as the BIM Manager for a large multi-discipline engineering firm, he provides a broad understanding of the industry and technology’s evolution.

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2024.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations as of 4pm EST, 7 days prior to the start of class; substitutions are permitted.

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





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April 2
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$350.00 – $490.00


Kate Hakes