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Detailed, accurate estimates are a critical part of construction, and professional estimators are in demand. Learn the estimating skills that construction managers use to build budgets, get approvals, and hire workers.
Explore the terminology and tools used in construction estimating.
Create takeoffs, extensions, bid recaps, and change orders.
Learning Construction Estimating with Christopher Randall
Creating high-quality, accurate estimates is a critical part of construction. Learn what it takes to get started as a professional estimator.
15m 22s • COURSE
Construction Estimating Takeoff with Christopher Randall
Learn how to develop a takeoff sheet, including materials, quantities, and measurements, in this construction estimation training course.
23m 23s • COURSE
Construction Estimating Extension with Christopher Randall
Get step-by-step instructions for developing a price extension (aka cost estimate) sheet—a critical construction document.
17m 22s • COURSE
Construction Estimating Bid Recap with Christopher Randall
Review the bid recap process. Learn how to pull together information and documentation—including takeoff, extension, taxes, and labor rates—into a professional bid proposal.
33m 4s • COURSE
Construction Change Orders with Christopher Randall
Changes are an unavoidable and essential part of the construction process. Learn how to price and negotiate change orders with clients, so jobs can proceed.
38m 30s • COURSE
Construction Estimating: Specifications and CSI MasterFormat with Christopher Randall
Learn how to read and use constructions specifications and understand the CSI MasterFormat classification system.
34m 31s • COURSE
You'll learn construction estimating skills with these experts!
Chris Randall is the chief estimator and project manager at Ridley Electric Co., Inc. in Syracuse, NY.
Chris has over 25 years of experience in large construction. He provides training and supervision to junior estimators and project managers. His field supervisory experience, as well as involvement with other types of external organizations, gives him a well-rounded understanding of the construction industry.
When he isn't building things, Chris volunteers as an EMT, firefighter, and first aid and CPR instructor.