Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


BLC-294 - Construction Estimating 1 (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: BLC121 or prior knowledge of building construction materials and methods
This course will teach basic techniques for estimating utilizing the quantity survey method. Emphasis will be placed on a uniform method of entering the description and dimensions and computing the quantities of materials for the various items of work encountered in general building construction, including excavation, concrete, form work, masonry, carpentry, structural steel and building finishes. Students will estimate quantities from construction drawings, blueprints and details. A discussion of green materials will be introduced in the course. Students will learn to prepare quantity surveys for construction materials that normally fall under the responsibility of a general contractor; electrical and mechanical estimating are beyond the scope of this course.


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