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Composites Technology at IYRS: Composites Cost Estimating

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IYRS School of Technology and Trades

449 Thames Street

The Brooks Building

Newport, RI 02840

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This course highlights composites manufacturing cost estimating to promote a better understanding of the individual elements that contribute to the bottom line.

These principles can be applied across a broad scope of composites fabrication and the course includes the Convergent Cost Estimating Program that simplifies the task of developing product quotes. The subject matter includes:

Laminate Calculations

Determining Part Surface Area

Determining Waste Factor

Hardware Cost

Labor Hours Worksheet

Tooling Amortization

Integrating Labor and Overhead Factors

Dealing with the Learning Curve

Various Data: Gel Coat Core Materials.

The fundamental goal of the course is to identify all the factors that contribute to accurate cost estimates and impact bottom line profit.


Workshop Instructor: Bob Lacovara



About the Instructor:

Bob Lacovara is an accomplished pioneer in the composites manufacturing industry, having served for twenty years in various leadership roles for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the leading trade organization for the composites manufacturing industry. Mr. Lacovara is also the founder of Convergent Composites, as well as co-writer of the curriculum and lead instructor for the Composites Technology program in Newport, Rhode Island.

Mr. Lacovara has helped shape the composites industry, having originated and developed the Certified Composites Technician (CCT) professional development program that has certified over 3,000 professionals, as well as consulting for a large number of composites manufacturing facilities worldwide. He continues to serve on the CCT workgroup which continues to evolve the standards. Mr. Lacovara was inducted into the Composites Hall of Fame in 2010 for providing “a lasting impact that is forever felt by industry professionals.”

Mr. Lacovara has served on the ACMA Board of Directors and was the recipient of the ACMA President’s Award for Outstanding Industry Service. He has also served as editor of the Composites Research Journal, Operations Manager for a major marine manufacturer, and General Manager of a corporation producing transportation & aircraft components.

Mr. Lacovara is a graduate of Rowan University.


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What should I bring into the event?

All tools, materials and safety/protection will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes or boots and wear clothing that you do not mind getting dusty or dirty.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds will be offered once you have registered for the course.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?

Yes, please bring your ticket to the event or have your registration pulled up on your smartphone.


Is there parking on-site?

Yes, IYRS has a parking lot right off of Thames Street. While it is a paid lot year-round for Newport guests and visitors, you will be provided a parking pass for the day at no additional cost.

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IYRS School of Technology and Trades

449 Thames Street

The Brooks Building

Newport, RI 02840

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