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2020 ASPE 17th Annual Kansas City Construction Estimating Academy

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Ball Conference Center

21350 W 153rd St

Olathe, KS 66061

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Kansas City’s 17th Annual Construction Estimating Educational & Networking Event Hosted by American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Kansas City Chapter 32

For General Contractors, Subcontractors, Construction Cost Estimators, Project Managers & Suppliers. Join us as our Expert Speakers present a variety of Construction Estimating and Project Management topics and Learn about a variety of Construction Estimating topics ranging from the latest Estimating & Construction Technology to Construction Estimating Law and Soft Skills for Estimators. Network all day long with other Construction Industry Professionals. Build on your Construction Estimating Knowledge and take part in some good networking all in one all day, big event.

Diamond Event Sponsor

Bangert Construction Software

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Coreslab Structures

C&C Group

McCownGordon Construction

JE Dunn Construction

Silver Sponsors

Aegis Fire Protection

Heartland Drone Company - Air Academy


Printing Sponsor

Drexel Technologies

Hosted by American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Heartland Chapter #32

Schedule for the day

7:OOAM-8:15AM Registrations & Continental Breakfast, Coffee, Juice

8:00 AM-8:10AM, Welcome Address by Mel Cowen CPE, CDT ASPE National President

8:10 AM-8:30AM Keynote Address by Rob Cleavinger, Senior Vice President JE Dunn Construction

8:30AM-9:00AM, Important Trends in Construction Estimating, Moderated Senior Estimators Panel Discussion

This Panel discussion will highlight the Most Important Changes, Challenges and Opportunities in Construction Estimating that Estimators need to know about to help their Construction Companies stay Competitve. These Expert Estimators will also have wise words about Future Trends in Estimating. Our Expert Senior Estimators are: Kevin Rawson DBIA PreConstruction Manager Turner Construction, Matt Burger Senior Estimator JE Dunn Construction, Mel Cowen CPE, CDT Estimating Manager Structural Group, Mark Fly (Bid Coach) Sales Enablement Manager @ Construct Connect/SmartBid.& Takeoff, Dan Frondorf CPE, CDT, Owner DG Frondorf and Associates, LLC

9:15AM-10:30AM Break Out Sessions, Earthwork Estimating Fundamentals, Dan Frondorf CPE, CDT, Basic Takeoffs, Estimating Tools and Plan Reading for Beginning Estimators 101, Mark Fly ConstructConnect, Selling & Business Development for Contractors, Jason Jacobson, Kelly Construction, Ethics in Estimating, Heather Shore Attorney, Brown & Ruprecht, Using the BIM Model for Estimating, Ashley Pavlu & Nolan Wirth MCCOWNGORDON Construction

10:45AM-Noon Break Out Sessions on: Site Utility Estimating Fundamentals, Dan Frondorf CPE, CDT, Excel Tips & Techniques for Estimators, Kelly Jarman CPE, JE Dunn Construction, Estimating Business, Dealing with Changes and Delays on Construction Projects, Lee Brumitt Attorney, Dysart Taylor, Estimating the Costs & ROI of Drone Services on Construction Projects, Mike Raymond Chief UAS Pilot, Heartland Drone Company - Air Academy, Intermdiate Takeoffs, Estimating Tools for Intermediate Estimators 202 All about Digital Takeoff - Why Digital Takeoff will save you much more than the cost of paper and ink, Mark Fly Construct Connect/SmartBid.& Takeoff

Noon-1:00PM Lunch Catered by Jack Stack BBQ, Ultimate Lunch Buffet with Sliced Beef Brisket, Turkey and Burnt Ends (YUM!), Hickory Pit Beans, Potato Salad, Creamy Cole Slaw, Buns & Bread, Jack Stack Original and Spicy Sauce, Pickles. Door Prize Give Aways

1:00PM - 2:15PM Break Out Sessions, Estimating Structural Concrete Work, Mel Cowen CPE, Structural Group, 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation-Session 1 Run by Paul Hanson McCarthy Building Companies and Senior Estimators, Proposal Writing for Contractors, Kevin Waddell Burns & McDonnell, Dealing with Change - Managing Changes like a Boss in the in the takeoff and estimating digital space, Mark Fly Construct Connect/SmartBid.& Takeoff

2:30PM-3:45PM Break Out Sessions, Estimating Electrical Work Phil Grieshaber Capital Electric, 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation Session 2 run by Paul Hanson McCarthy Building Companies and Senior Estimators, Social Media Marketing for Contractors, Anne Cull Think Viral, Estimating Safety Costs for Construction Projects, "Safety Dave" Redlin, Progressive Environmental & Safety, Geting Paid for your Construction Work for Estimators, Colin Quinn Attorney Long & Robinson, Construction Estimating Technology as a Competitive Edge, Justine Bangert Bangert Construction Software

(Classes and Presenters subject to change)

4:00PM-5:00PM Networking Happy Hour at 4:00PM with Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Give Aways

10.5 Reasons to Attend the 2020 KC Construction Estimating Academy

10.5 Stay abreast of the latest Construction Estimating Tools & Technology

10 Meet and Learn from leading edge Construction Estimating Tools & Software Vendors

9. Learn about the State of the Art and the Future of Construction Estimating from Key Stakeholders and Experts

8. Take part in a General Contractor Lead Bid Day Simulation

7. Learn how to make sure your Firm Gets Paid on Construction Projects and get answers to your Construction Law questions from multiple Construction Attorneys

6. Learn to Identify common Estimating and Construction Contract Legal pitfalls

5. Find ways to work Smarter and Faster Estimating Construction work

4. Network with other Kansas City based Construction General Contractors, Subcontractors, Estimators, Project Managers, Suppliers and other Construction Professionals

3. Learn more about Construction Estimating tools, techniques, and new technologies than a year spent in the office which helps you and your company stay competitive

2. Meet and learn from some of the leading Construction Estimators in Kansas City

1. Learn new strategies & techniques for using Excel & Other Estimating Software

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