Fundamentals of Construction Costs and Estimating

C&EE X 412.1

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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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
In-Person
Starting at $1,099.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Develop methodology and techniques for quantifying the basic elements of a construction project
  • Apply methodology and technique quantities to labor, material, and schedule applications to develop a total cost estimate
  • Introduce quantification through detailed study of the basic trades including earthwork, concrete, structural steel, rough carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical

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.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Dan McAuliffe
388719
Fee:
$1,099.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 02, 2022
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction by Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD and R. S. Means
(Optional) Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials by Wayne J. Del Pico
-
Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Artin Mgrtichian
389050
Fee:
$1,099.00
In-Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 03, 2022
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction by Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD and R. S. Means
(Optional) Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials by Wayne J. Del Pico
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 20, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Sep 27, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Oct 4, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Oct 11, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Oct 18, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Oct 25, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Nov 1, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Nov 8, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Nov 15, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Nov 22, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Nov 29, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 07, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Dan McAuliffe
389172
Fee:
$1,099.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2023
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction by Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD and R. S. Means
(Optional) Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials by Wayne J. Del Pico
-
Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 07, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Artin Mgrtichian
389168
Fee:
$1,099.00
In-Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction by Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD and R. S. Means
(Optional) Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials by Wayne J. Del Pico
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 10, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Jan 17, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Jan 24, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Jan 31, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Feb 7, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Feb 14, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Feb 21, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Feb 28, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Mar 7, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Mar 14, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Mar 21, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Dan McAuliffe
390399
Fee:
$1,099.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction by Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD and R. S. Means
(Optional) Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials by Wayne J. Del Pico
-
Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Artin Mgrtichian
390398
Fee:
$1,099.00
In-Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 17, 2023
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction by Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD and R. S. Means
(Optional) Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials by Wayne J. Del Pico
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Apr 4, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Apr 11, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Apr 18, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Apr 25, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue May 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue May 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue May 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue May 23, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue May 30, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Jun 6, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Tue Jun 13, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214

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