This course introduces students to measuring techniques for items in a commercial construction project. Utilizing Excel spreadsheets, students will interpret construction working drawings and specifications to measure items such as excavation, concrete, steel, etc. Emphasis is placed on accuracy of measurement, standard descriptions, logical sequence of take-off, and estimating principles. The parts of a detail estimate will be identified. NOTE: This course has mandatory chats. Software required: Word, Excel and Adobe Reader. No textbook required.
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NOTE: This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
Flooring, paint, wallpaper, moldings and other materials are the products used to create style and enhance the home. In this course you will be discussing all of the various products available on the market as well as the merits of them in different environments. What works well in one setting may be a disaster in another. You will learn how to calculate the amount of product needed for a space and how to properly install them. Other topics included are: ceiling styles, countertops, trim and moldings and the correct tools needed to complete each job. Textbook required.
Software required: Word, Excel and Adobe Reader. No textbook required.
NOTE: This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work.