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Quantity Take-Off: Civil/Utilities

Instructor: Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., FRICS, M.ASCE

This course teaches the fundamentals of construction cost estimating, including the development of a work breakdown structure. Technical focus is on QTO for typical Civil/Utility systems, including, but not limited to earthwork, trenching, and piping.

This course is one of ASCE’s new Guided Online Courses that are highly interactive, instructor-led programs in which learners move through a 6-week learning experience with their peers. The content includes video lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, and weekly discussion topics to help master the course material. Unlimited 24/7 accessibility to weekly modules.

Course Benefits  and Learning Outcomes

  • The principles of construction cost estimating for unit price projects
  • The take-off quantities for earthwork, pipe, pavement, etc.
  • How to apply to quantity take-off (QTO) for civil/utility projects
  • Work breakdown structure for a unit price bid
  • Organizing the QTO in a unit pricing format

Who Should Attend?

  • Construction Project Owners
  • Design Consultants
  • Construction Contractors

Course Outline

Week 01:

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimating Fundamentals
  • Practice Exercise # 1

Week 02:

  • Risk-based Estimating
  • Print Reading – Heavy
  • Practice Exercise # 2
  • Live Instructor Interaction: Review of weeks 1 and 2, questions and discussion

Week 03:

  • QTO – Earthwork
  • Shrink and Swell Adjustment
  • Practice Exercise # 3

Week 04:

  • QTO – Pavement
  • QTO – Bridges
  • Practice Exercise # 4
  • Live Instructor Interaction: Review of weeks 3 and 4, questions and discussion

Week 05:

  • Live review of content of the entire course followed by questions and discussion as required

Week 06:

  • The final exam: online multiple choice test graded on a pass/fail basis

Course Overview

Duration: 6 Weeks
Starts: Monday 12 March 2018
Begin anytime after start date.
Ends: Friday 20 April 2018
Complete within 2 weeks of end date.
Expected sitting time per week: Up to 2.5 hours
Total video lecture content: 16 hours
Total interactive exercises: 3 hours
Credits: 1.0 CEU/ 10 PDHs

Part of the Construction Engineering Certificate Program

IACET Accredited



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