16 hr Estimating Concrete and Paving Cost

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Construction Entrepreneurs School

25185 Madison Avenue

Murrieta, CA 92562

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Estimating Concrete & Paving Costs


Special guest from the general Manager of a Company that gross 100M/yr.

We just launched this course and have recieved an overwhelming response again.

This is a 16 hour 2 day course. Each day totaling 8 hours.

Attendees of this course will learn to accurately estimate Concrete and Paving and Roadwork costs of all types.

Using a real set of drawings, students will perform a complete concrete takeoffs on various road, paving and parking lot projects. Students will apply material and labor costs to that takeoff to assemble a complete estimates for two separate projects on two separate days. Using a complete set of plans and Specifications.

Students will leave this class with the knowledge needed to produce accurate concrete estimates using efficient and reliable estimating techniques.

This course covers all aspects of concrete and paving construction with which the estimator must be familiar, including all types of Concrete & Asphalt (Hotmix/coldmix) terminology, construction types, Concrete & Asphalt properties, chemical admixtures, forming systems and curing materials. How each of these aspects affects the cost of Concrete and Paving construction is covered in detail.

This course is designed to improve estimator productivity, increase equipment selection, skills and building knowledge the estimator draws upon while estimating the Concrete and Paving portion of a project.

This course is ideal for Road and Highway Contractors, Asphalt and Concrete Pavers, Commercial Contractors and Developers, and DOT employees.

A brief review of basic math and estimating procedures will be covered. Various concrete and Asphalt practice problems will be presented. A working set of drawings with Specifications will be assigned and estimated. Material and labor costs will be presented, utilizing a cost data book and other references.

Class size is limited to 20 registrants

What will be covered?

  • Get acquainted with Concrete and Asphalt
  • Concrete & Asphalt terminology
  • Categories of concrete and Asphalt costs
  • General costs for Concrete, Placing, Reinforcing, Finishing, Equipment
  • General costs for Asphalt, laying, Forming, Raking, Finish Rolling, Equipment
  • Essential forms and documentation
  • Takeoff quantities of work
  • Slabs on grade problems
  • Grinding and Overlay problems
  • Footers and pads
  • Asphalt Berms
  • Utilize a cost data manual
  • Estimate slopes/shoulders
  • Curb and gutter calculations
  • Estimate asphalt paving
  • Estimate concrete paving
  • Establish crew costs
  • Estimate hauling costs
  • Estimate from typical details
  • Calculate compaction production
  • Pre-bid process & site analysis
  • Plans and specifications
  • Pre-bid Checklist
  • Soils-aggregate mixtures & treatment
  • Storm water management
  • Erosion control plan
  • Site clearing
  • Site demolition

Soil stabilization

  • Production for subbase compaction
  • Aggregate base
  • Preparation of subgrade
  • Placing aggregate
  • Aggregate shoulders & approaches
  • Placing shoulder material
  • Open graded drainage courses
  • Swell and shrink materials
  • Project specifications and compaction
  • Ground loss
  • Land slope on soil quantities
  • Slope factors
  • Bidding and mark-up discussion
  • Equipment costing
  • Preparing the project schedule

Adjustment for project changes and extras

  • Shrinkage and temperature reinforcement
  • Horizontal forming
  • Forming costs-job built
  • Reinforcing costs for: Footers/pads, Pile caps, Piers/pilasters/columns, Walls/beams, Slabs/wire or fiber fabric, Tilt-up systems, Pre-cast concrete, Manufactured forming, systems
  • Discussion on; Hot and cold weather concrete, Admixtures, Chemical sealers, compounds, Form releases, hardener, Introduction to computerized takeoff and estimating, Prepare a concrete & asphalt bid


Upon completion of the course students will be able to prepare accurate estimates of concrete and paving costs. Students will be able to implement a structured system for determining job costs by accurately assessing equipment, labor, material and other service costs involved in the completion of Concrete and Paving projects. They will be able to determine cut and fill quantities in roadway excavations, working from cross sections and profiles and will increase work efficiency and control of the project

They will be able to organize cost data in a clear and logical manner for use in a summary estimate. Students will be able to accurately calculate and apply equipment production rates. They will have the confidence to estimate all major aspects of paving construction, including: asphalt and concrete materials, subgrade preparation, curb and gutter. Students will have the confidence to apply realistic unit costs to the estimated material and labor quantities and will check and verify the total cost estimate using comparative analysis.


25185 Madison Avenue, Murrieta CA 92562

THis is a 16hr 2 day course. Each day is 8hrs.

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