2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

CIV 230 Construction Estimating

Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers quantity take-offs of labor, materials, and equipment and calculation of direct and overhead costs for a construction project. Topics include the interpretation of working drawings and specifications, types of contracts and estimates, building codes, bidding techniques and procedures, and estimating software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a detailed cost estimate and bid documents for a construction project.

Pre-requisite(s): ARC 111,  CIS 110,  CIS 111,  or EGR 115.  
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Relate information from plans and specifications to material requirements.
  2. Interpret the different types of Construction materials.
  3. Develop cost summaries using spreadsheets.
  4. Generate quantity take offs for common construction materials.
  5. Calculate labor productivity rates and costs.
  6. Generate bid documents for a simple project.