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Analyzing Construction Cost Estimates - Comparing Estimates


In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Development and Documentation Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PDD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the development of design concepts, the evaluation of materials and technologies, selection of appropriate construction techniques, and appropriate construction documentation.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam including integration of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and specialty systems into overall project design and documentation.

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It's like we said, the whole point here is that you have enough information that you can make a reasonable cost decision, but it may not be about the cost, it may be that you realize, "well, "we really want this other part to still be included," it may be that you're saying, "it's really about the scope "that we're making a decision from." So, getting good information back, that gives you enough information, enough comparable information, that you and the client have the ability to really make reasonable, logical decisions, that get them the project that they want, hopefully at the price point that they're looking for. And, in order to do that, sometimes you'll find, well, we really need to ask for more information. Now, you hope not to do that, because, especially in kind of mid to smaller projects, it just seems like a big effort, it just seems like it's a problem, it's hard to get the contractors to refocus on a bid, it's hard to, kind of, go through the whole process again, it takes a bunch of time, but, if you don't have the right information, you should go back and re-do it.

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ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation Exam Prep

Duration: 36h 46m

Author: Mike Newman