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CAT 1401 Construction Estimating

Construction estimating, beginning with an understanding of the costs of labor equipment and materials, as well as profit and overhead. Quantity measurements of basic construction materials will be used to develop bidding packages. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: CAT 1101 or CAT 1201

Course Outcomes
  • Calculate quantities of materials used in construction.
  • Identify common building materials and demonstrate familiarity with generally accepted formats.
  • Apply costs for labor and equipment to an estimate.
  • Create a bid package using an estimating software tool.
  • Apply overhead and profit to an estimate.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Civil Engineering Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 11, Rm 440
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 13
Meets: TTH from 12:30PM to 2:20PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 13
Meets: TTH from
12:30PM to 2:20PM
Section: 100
Online Learning
Online Learning
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 16
Section: 5T0
Open Seats: 16
Section: 5T0