RSMeans Mechanical & Electrical Estimating using CostWorks CD

May 22-23, 2014 in Denver, CO view other dates & locations

Included with Seminar

A class workbook from RSMeans


Given the overlap and crossovers among these four systems (HVAC, fire protection, plumbing and electrical) -- fire protection dependent on plumbing, for example, and electrical a major component of HVAC -- reliable estimating can be challenging. . .and then some! In two days of interactive sessions that combine hands-on skill-building with a discussion of real-life estimating challenges and best estimating practices, this invaluable workshop will bring you up-to-date with key concepts, provide answers to important questions, and boost estimating speed and accuracy while using the data in the electronic CD format known as CostWorks.


This seminar is designed to fit the needs of those seeking to develop or improve their skills and to have a better understanding of how M&E estimates are prepared during the conceptual, planning, budgeting and bidding stages. Attendees will learn how the Means Mechanical and Electrical data is generated and how to use it as a valuable adaptable tool. They will practice by preparing complete and thorough cost estimates for both trades. Targeting special estimating problems for mechanical and electrical construction for commercial, industrial and large multi-family applications, the seminar features order of magnitude, square foot, assemblies and unit price estimating. Class problems provide estimating practice in square and cubic foot and assemblies estimating including plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, and electrical with discussion of comparative cost analysis of equipment and design alternatives.

Who should attend?

Taught by the estimating and engineering experts of RSMeans, Mechanical & Electrical Estimating focuses on preparing reliable HVAC, fire protection, plumbing and electrical estimates for any stage of the bidding construction process: conceptual, planning, budgeting and bidding. It&rdqul;s particularly suited for Architects, Engineers, Facilities Managers, Mechanical and Electrical Contractors and anyone who needs a highly reliable method for developing, understanding and evaluation mechanical and electrical construction costs.

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn. . .

  • Learn how RSMeans mechanical and electrical data is generated
  • Participate in class exercises and problems
  • Analysis of materials, labor, equipment, profit and overhead
  • Gain techniques to save both time and costs
  • Building codes and relation to building requirements that supply data for budget preparation
  • Avoid potential sources of errors in mechanical and electrical quantity takeoff
  • Electrical load requirement. It’s yur key to proper sizing of electrical installations
  • Special estimating challenges such as large commercial and industrial projects, and multi-family residential construction
  • The benefits of standardized forms. Organization, accuracy, consistency and completeness. . .just to name four


Doubletree by Hilton Denver/Aurora
13696 E Iliff Place
Aurora, CO 80014