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Quantity Take-Off Structures

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 structural systems, including earthwork, reinforced concrete, and brick/block.

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

  • Learn basic principles of construction cost estimating for lump sum projects
  • Develop a work breakdown structure for a lump sum bid
  • Learn how to apply to structural quantity take-off (QTO)
  • Learn to take-off quantities for concrete, steel, masonry, etc.
  • Organize the QTO in a format that permits pricing and development of a bill of materials

Who Should Attend?

  • Construction Project Owners
  • Design Consultants
  • Construction Contractors

Course Outline

Week 01:

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

Week 02:

  • Estimating Earthwork
  • Shrink and Swell Adjustments
  • Practice Exercise #2
  • Live Instructor Interaction: Review of weeks 1 and 2, questions, and discussion

Week 03:

  • Estimating Concrete
  • Concrete Formwork Costs
  • Practice Exercise #3

Week 04:

  • Estimating Masonry
  • Masonry Take-off
  • Practice Exercise #4
  • Live Instructor Interaction: Review of weeks 3 and 4, questions, and discussion

Week 05:

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

Week 06:

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

Course Overview

Duration: 6 Weeks
Starts: Monday 29 January 2018
Begin anytime after start date.
Ends: Friday 09 March 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 CEUs/ 10 PDHs

Part of the Construction Engineering Certificate Program

IACET Accredited



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