Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview

    • Disclaimer

    • The 8 Steps to Success in Residential Construction

    • Table of Contents Estimating

  • 2

    Estimating Jobs

    • Estimates and Allowances

    • Proposals

    • Level of Detail

    • What You Show the Customer

    • How to Draw the Project and Notes

    • How to Draw Elevations

    • Taking Pictures

    • The Don't Forget List

    • How to Estimate - What is Touching theory

    • Presenting the Bid

  • 3

    Estimates and Allowances

    • Products, Labor and Mark-up

    • Keep it Easy Call Supplies and Trades

    • Estimates and Homewyse

    • Copy Others Work

    • Make Your Own List

    • Allowances Come With Time

    • Allowances are Flexible

    • Allowances - Quick Starts but Slow Jobs

    • Differences in Estimates and Allowances

  • 4

    Proposals

    • Like a Chef

    • Get Paid as You Go

    • What You Cover in a Proposal

    • Estimates of Times Per Job

    • Measure Jobs Yourself or Let the Trades

    • Presentation and Final Costs

  • 5

    Drawing the Project

    • Drawing the As Built or As Is Floor Plan Coming Soon

    • Over All (OA) and Rough Outline

    • Door Swings

    • Things to Measure

    • Elevations

    • Measuring Cabients

  • 6

    How Contractors Estimate

    • Intro to What Touches What

    • The Wish List

    • The Bathroom Walk through

    • The Kitchen Walk through

    • The House Walk Through

  • 7

    Estimates and Proposal Spreadsheets

    • Setting Up 3 Types of Spreadsheets

    • Proposal Spreadsheet Details

    • Proposal Changes

    • Contingency or Change Orders

    • Sub Totals

    • What You Show the Customer

  • 8

    The Don't Forget List

    • Taking Pictures

    • Common Lists

    • Don't Forget the New Products

    • Accessories

    • Measure Everything

    • Spreadsheets