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Approx. 18 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Cash FlowCostCost ControlCost Estimate

Learner Career Outcomes

31%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

16 minutes to complete

Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control Overview

16 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 11 min)
1 hour to complete

Understanding Design in the Construction Industry

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

Introduction to the Types of Cost Estimates

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 30 min)
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

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 116 min)
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
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Pricing

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 58 min)
5 videos
Concrete Material: Reinforcing Steel and Concrete4m
Money Component6m
Productivity Component and Examples13m
Estimating Equipment Costs12m
1 practice exercise
Pricing30m
1 hour to complete

Building the Estimate

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 53 min)
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

Procurement

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min)
2 videos
Bid Stage, Bid Returns and Levelling12m
1 practice exercise
Procurement30m
1 hour to complete

Post Contract and Cost Estimation within a Project

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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Construction Cost Control Methods

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

Earned Value Method (EVM)

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 57 min)
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

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

Cost Estimation in Practice

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min)
3 videos
Tips in Cost Estimating and Cost Management9m
Roles and Responsibilities of Cost Managers9m
1 practice exercise
Cost Estimation15m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Project Cash Flow

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 107 min)
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

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 65 min)
5 videos
Estimating Software in Action12m
Workflows15m
Implementation Perspective15m
Next Steps8m

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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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