Construction Cost and Estimating Using RSMeans® Data

C&EE X 407.5

This course provides hands-on experience to build realistic general construction costs using RSMeans®. Topics include the preparation of quantity surveys (take-offs) and the development of material, labor, and equipment costs, including pricing of contractor and subcontractor work from actual working drawings and specifications.

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Starting at $1,099.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand how to quantify the basic elements of a construction project
  • Apply quantities to labor, material, and schedule applications to develop a total cost estimate
  • Study of the basic trades including earthwork, concrete, structural steel, rough carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical to understand costs

About this course:

This course provides an overview of the basic procedures for estimating general construction costs. While there is a range of cost estimating tools in the construction industry such as Procore®, this course focuses on using RSMeans® as the tool of choice for professional cost estimators and knowledgeable project managers. Topics include the preparation of quantity surveys (take-offs) and the development of material, labor, and equipment costs, including pricing of contractor and subcontractor work from actual working drawings and specifications. The cost estimating skills you’ll learn using RSMeans®, the most widely-used estimating app, will significantly reduce your learning curve with a wide range of other cost-estimating software in the construction management industry.
Prerequisites
Completion of C&EE X 407.4 Reading Construction Blueprint Drawings course recommended, or familiarity with reading construction plans.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
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Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Artin Mgrtichian
398515
Fee:
$1,099.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: Jun. 23
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from April 29, 2024 to June 30, 2024
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to access course materials.
(Optional) Book: Construction Cost Estimating
How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 25, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jul 2, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jul 9, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jul 16, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jul 23, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Jul 30, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Aug 6, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Aug 13, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Aug 20, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Aug 27, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Sep 3, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
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Wednesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Molly McMillan
398516
Fee:
$1,099.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: Jun. 23
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from April 29, 2024 to June 30, 2024
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to access course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jun 26, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jul 3, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jul 10, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jul 17, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jul 24, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jul 31, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Aug 7, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Aug 14, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Aug 21, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Aug 28, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Sep 4, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Molly McMillan
398517
Fee:
$1,099.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: Jun. 23
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from April 29, 2024 to June 30, 2024
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to access course materials.

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Artin Mgrtichian
399891
Fee:
$1,099.00
In Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: Sep. 22
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from July 29, 2024 to September 29, 2024
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to access course materials.
(Optional) Book: Construction Cost Estimating
How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 24, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 1, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 8, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 15, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 22, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Oct 29, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Nov 5, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Nov 12, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Nov 19, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Nov 26, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Tue Dec 3, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
-
Wednesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Molly McMillan
399892
Fee:
$1,099.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: Sep. 22
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from July 29, 2024 to September 29, 2024
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to access course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Sep 25, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Oct 2, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Oct 9, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Oct 16, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Oct 23, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Oct 30, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Nov 6, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Nov 13, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Nov 20, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Nov 27, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Dec 4, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Molly McMillan
399893
Fee:
$1,099.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: Sep. 22
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from July 29, 2024 to September 29, 2024
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to access course materials.

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