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Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Cash FlowCostCost ControlCost Estimate

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Beginner Level

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...


Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Risk Managers
  • Traders

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

16 minutes to complete

Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control Overview

1 video (Total 11 min)
1 hour to complete

Understanding Design in the Construction Industry

1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Understanding Design15m
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Types of Cost Estimates

3 videos (Total 30 min), 2 quizzes
3 videos
Cost Indices10m
Cost-Capacity Factor11m
2 practice exercises
Cost Estimates Quiz15m
Cost Estimates Work Problem20m
3 hours to complete

Quantity Take-Off and Measurement

14 videos (Total 116 min), 1 quiz
14 videos
Facade / Wall Finishes / Measurement Overview9m
Cut and Fill Process and Equipment5m
Cut and Fill Takeoff5m
Cut and Fill Software5m
Introduction to Deep Foundations8m
Concrete Foundation and Concrete Properties13m
Concrete Formwork6m
Concrete Takeoff: Parking Lot Example7m
Concrete Takeoff: Skyscraper Example9m
Quantifying rebar Walkthrough6m
History of Structural Steel10m
Steel Sections in Design9m
Structural Steel Takeoff Example9m
1 practice exercise
Quantity Take-Off and Measurement30m
1 hour to complete


5 videos (Total 58 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Concrete Material: Reinforcing Steel and Concrete4m
Money Component6m
Productivity Component and Examples13m
Estimating Equipment Costs12m
1 practice exercise
1 hour to complete

Building the Estimate

6 videos (Total 53 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Design Estimate project8m
Schematic Design Estimate Demo9m
Schematic Design: A Deeper Dive4m
Building and Finalizing the Estimate9m
Checks and Due Diligence10m
1 practice exercise
Building the Estimate15m
1 hour to complete


2 videos (Total 20 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Bid Stage, Bid Returns and Levelling12m
1 practice exercise
1 hour to complete

Post Contract and Cost Estimation within a Project

3 videos (Total 35 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Cost Reporting Examples13m
Change Orders and Communication7m
1 practice exercise
Post-Contract Quiz15m
1 hour to complete

Construction Cost Control Methods

2 videos (Total 20 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Defining Methods of Cost Control12m
1 practice exercise
Cost Control15m
2 hours to complete

Earned Value Method (EVM)

5 videos (Total 57 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
EVM Parameters11m
Performance Examples11m
EVM Favorable Performance12m
Calculating EVM12m
2 practice exercises
Earned Value Method15m
Work Problem EVM30m
1 hour to complete

Close Out Period

2 videos (Total 19 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Close Out Activities13m
1 practice exercise
Close Out Period15m
1 hour to complete

Cost Estimation in Practice

3 videos (Total 26 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Tips in Cost Estimating and Cost Management9m
Roles and Responsibilities of Cost Managers9m
1 practice exercise
Cost Estimation15m
2 hours to complete

Project Cash Flow

12 videos (Total 107 min), 1 quiz
12 videos
Accrual Method8m
Contractor Cash Flow6m
Charting Cash Flow3m
Calculating Billing7m
Payment Cycle6m
Payment Cycle Drivers5m
Payment Cycle Delays12m
Schedule of Value10m
Accelerating Revenue6m
Front Loading8m
Delaying Expenses15m
1 practice exercise
Project Cash Flow30m
1 hour to complete

Technology Trends in Cost Estimating and Cost Control

5 videos (Total 65 min)
5 videos
Estimating Software in Action12m
Implementation Perspective15m
Next Steps8m
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Top reviews from Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control

By ASDec 16th 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the detailed explanations provided by Professor Odeh and the professionals from Turner & Townsend. My most favourite part was the lectures of Sam Spata and Ben Miller.

By VGFeb 1st 2019

Very interesting course with substantial and important information and knowledge to get you familiar with cost estimating and cost control. Very practical and close to reality examples.



Ibrahim Odeh, Ph.D., MBA

Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University
Director of Research and Founder, Global Leaders in Construction Management

About Columbia University

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About the Construction Management Specialization

Construction Management is the planning, coordinating, and building of a project from conception to completion. This specialization is intended for Construction industry professionals, engineers, and architects looking to advance their careers. Students interested in learning about construction project management would also benefit from this specialization....
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