Cost Estimating for Mechanical Engineers

Course Number: BS-2037
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Guy Van Meulebrouck, P.E.
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Overview

In Cost Estimating for Mechanical Engineers, you'll learn ...

  • Four (4) different types of cost estimating methods
  • Some common applications in engineering where cost estimating is used
  • General things to watch out for when cost estimating
  • Cost estimating examples

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 29 pages

Cost estimating is an essential skill for engineers. Improving and maintaining cost estimating ability aids in engineering from the time an engineer determines a fee all the way through the design process and into any life cycle cost analysis or pre-bid cost estimates that an owner may require.

Whether using cost estimating software or manual techniques, this course teaches mechanical engineers to perform the following types of cost estimating methods:

  1. Dollars Per Square Foot.
  2. Rule of Thumb.
  3. Comparable Project.
  4. Detailed Cost Estimate.

Learn when each type of estimate should be used, how to do them, and common mistakes to avoid.

Applying these skills helps the engineer to:

  1. Decide on dollar amount for an engineering fee proposal.
  2. Assisting owners and architects in establishing project scope and budget.
  3. Evaluate between different engineering options.
  4. Improve basic design decisions from piping and ductwork design to system selections.
  5. Provide detailed cost estimates for state government prior to contractor bidding as a step towards a smooth bid process.
  6. Evaluate change orders during construction and advising owner.
  7. Avoid common mistakes.
  8. Be able to determine system costs for Life Cycle Cost Analysis.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How to perform a Dollars Per Square Foot cost estimate
  • How to perform a Rule of Thumb cost estimate
  • How to perform a Comparable Project cost estimate
  • How to perform a Detailed cost estimate
  • Cost estimating examples using materials commonly used by mechanical engineers, including plumbing and HVAC

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 16 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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