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Construction Cost Estimating And Management
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Learn how to use the tools and techniques that professionals apply to keep their projects on track and within budget. Enroll now to advance your career!

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Construction management skills can be taught. I firmly believe this. Thorughout my years as a project engineer designing and delivering major infrastructure projects, I've made plenty of mistakes and am here to try and prevent you from making the same ones!

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Construction Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Junior Engineers
  • Construction Management Professionals
  • Individuals exploring career opportunities in the construction industry

What you’ll learn: 

  • Construction Cost Management
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • How to accurately estimate construction costs
  • Quantity take-offs
  • Construction Cost Monitoring and Control
  • Earned Value Management
  • How to monitor and control construction costs


  • A keen interest in construction management
  • A basic understanding of construction projects

Welcome to our beginner-friendly course on Construction Cost Estimating! In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental skills of construction management that ensure projects are completed within budget. Whether you’re an engineer, quantity surveyor, or construction management professional, this course is designed to further develop your expertise. 

Our course is packed with engaging lectures, quizzes, and practical activities that simulate real-world construction projects. You’ll gain hands-on experience in the essential tasks you’ll encounter in your career. 

The course is divided into three sections. In the introduction, we cover the basics of construction cost management, including its significance and the overall project process. We’ll connect these skills to the different stages of a construction project, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of their practical application. 

Section 2 focuses on cost estimating, the crucial tool for accurately quantifying construction costs. You’ll learn how to determine the cost of delivering a construction project by covering topics such as introduction to estimating, pricing models, quantity take-offs, direct and indirect cost estimation, final estimate review, and submitting estimates to clients. 

In Section 3, we shift our focus to cost management and control. Here, you’ll discover how to monitor and control construction costs throughout project delivery. We’ll delve into essential techniques like earned value management, budget setup, and cost monitoring and tracking. You’ll gain the skills needed to identify and address budget issues early on. 

We hope this course provides valuable insights and practical knowledge to support your career growth. Enjoy the course and happy learning!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to complete projects under budget.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Context
Cost Estimating – Introduction 00:00:00
How To Take The Course 00:00:00
What Is Construction Management 00:00:00
Why Do Construction Projects Fail 00:00:00
Who Am I And Why Should You Bother Listening? 00:00:00
Who Are These Courses For? 00:00:00
Assignment 1 – How Do You Think Cost Estimating And Management Happens? 00:00:00
Section 1 – Introduction 00:00:00
Downloadable Course Resources 00:00:00
Introduction And Key Concepts 00:00:00
Importance 00:00:00
Project Life Cycle 00:00:00
Chapter 1 Quiz Unlimited
Section 1 – Conclusion 00:00:00
Section 2 - Cost Estimating
Section 2 – Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2.1 – Introduction 00:00:00
What Is Estimating 00:00:00
Types Of Estimating 00:00:00
Construction Costs 00:00:00
The Estimate Process 00:00:00
Estimating At Different Project Stages 00:00:00
Chapter 2.1 Quiz Unlimited
Section 2.2 – Introduction To Direct Costs 00:00:00
Work Breakdown Structure 00:00:00
Case Study – Missing Scope 00:00:00
Delivery Methodology 00:00:00
Case Study – Delivery Methodology 00:00:00
Pricing Model 00:00:00
Quantity Take-Off 00:00:00
Per-Unit Rate Cost 00:00:00
Tip – Productivities 00:00:00
Labour Costs 00:00:00
Labour Costs – Electricians Vs Comms Techs 00:00:00
Plant 00:00:00
Case Study – Crane Usage 00:00:00
Materials 00:00:00
Sub-Contract 00:00:00
Case Study – Sub-Contract 00:00:00
Assumptions 00:00:00
Detailed Examples 00:00:00
Assignment 2 – Calculate The Costs Yourself 00:00:00
Chapter 2.2 Quiz Unlimited
Section 2.3 – Introduction 00:00:00
Overheads And Staff 00:00:00
Preliminaries 00:00:00
Case Study – Preliminary Costs 00:00:00
Insurances And Security 00:00:00
In-Direct Costs And The Project Schedule 00:00:00
Chapter 2.3 Quiz Unlimited
Section 2.4 – Introduction 00:00:00
Risk And Opportunity 00:00:00
Risk And Opportunity Case Study 00:00:00
Margin And Corporate Overheads 00:00:00
Estimate Review 00:00:00
Cash Flow Analysis 00:00:00
Pricing Schedule 00:00:00
Chapter 2.4 Quiz Unlimited
Section 2 – Conclusion 00:00:00
Section 3 - Cost Management
Section 3 – Introduction 00:00:00
Pre-Construction Cost Management 00:00:00
Transfer Estimate To A Budget 00:00:00
Cost-Code Set-Up And NDD 00:00:00
Design Cost Management 00:00:00
Metro Tunnel Example 00:00:00
Procurement Cost Management 00:00:00
Chapter 3.1 Quiz Unlimited
Construction Cost Management 00:00:00
Earned Value Management 00:00:00
Case Study – Earned Value Management 00:00:00
Cost-Code Management 00:00:00
Treatments 00:00:00
Seeing Money – Fintan’s Advice 00:00:00
Self-Perform Cost Management 00:00:00
Sub-Contractor Cost Management 00:00:00
Electrical Sub-Contract 00:00:00
Risk And Opportunity 00:00:00
Chapter 3.2 Quiz Unlimited
Section 3 – Conclusion 00:00:00
Section 4 - Conclusion
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 1 Review 00:00:00
Section 2 Review 00:00:00
Section 3 Review 00:00:00
Overall Conclusion 00:00:00

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