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Preconstruction & Estimating – part of the Understanding the Construction Process From Inception to Completion Series

November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$99 – $140

Understanding the Construction Process From Inception to Completion: Build a Strong Foundation for Your Team

Session 4: Preconstruction & Estimating


November 15, 2018 / 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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Develop an understanding and knowledge of the “big picture” of the entire construction process.

This seminar will provide a general understanding of preconstruction and estimating to understand what services may be provided during the preconstruction process.

Approved for 3 LU Credits

Benefits of Attending:

Develop a better understanding of the estimating process, levels of the estimate, basic estimating practices, and the importance of ethical estimating practices.

Topics Covered this Session:

  • Preconstruction Services
  • The Estimating Process
  • Estimating Software & Technology
  • Levels of the Estimate
  • Estimating Practices Common to all Disciplines
  • ASPE Code of Ethics

Sessions in this Series:

Customize sessions for your company! Contact to learn more.


Who Should Attend:

Administrators, estimators, project engineers, support staff, accountants, attorneys, project managers, project assistants, those new to construction, career constructors interested in learning new information and those interested in a better understanding of the big picture of the construction process will benefit from this series!


Dan Dennis, CPE, Estimator/Project Manager, EGStoltzfus Construction, LLC, offers 25 years of construction experience. As an estimator, his involvement begins in the preconstruction phase, working with the project team to provide estimates and recommendations that enable the owner to continually evaluate the project scope and budget from a cost/benefit analysis. Dan is responsible for developing and authoring scopes of work and contracts for subcontractors and material suppliers to ensure performance will be in compliance with the project documents. Dan began his career as a carpenter for a residential builder, and has worked as assistant project manager, project manager, and now estimator. Dan has an associate’s degree in construction engineering technology and a bachelor’s degree in construction management. In 2011 he received the Construction Estimator of the Year award from the American Subcontractor’s Association of Central Pennsylvania and was nominated as a finalist in 2009 for the same award. He currently serves as president of the local Chapter 76 of the American Society of Professional Estimators, (ASPE) and is a Certified Professional Estimator, (CPE)

Shawn Buckwalter, CPE, Director of Preconstruction, EGStoltzfus Construction, LLC, brings more than 35 years of residential and commercial construction experience to the table. As Director of Preconstruction, he serves as a key leader in the entire work acquisition process including extensive client contact, management, coordination and delivery of the preconstruction phases of the project. After working in the trades for several years, Shawn began his estimating career with a wall and ceiling subcontractor in 1984. He has been providing preconstruction, estimating and project management services for subcontractors and general contractors ever since. He is an active member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) and a Passive House Certified Builder.

Preferred registration date: 7 days prior to session date

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Price includes: course materials, continental breakfast, certificate of completion.

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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 Michele at the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

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November 15, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$99 – $140
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Michele Cook


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