Legal Descriptions/Estimating and Bidding for Success Michigan Package

$45.00

6 Credit Hours | Online HD Video & Narrated Courses | No Tests | Includes 2 Hours of Legal Update

  • 4 Hours Estimating and Bidding
  • 2 Hours Legal Descriptions
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6-Hour Legal Descriptions with Estimating and Bidding for Success Course Description

2 Hour Legal Description with Gwyn Besner (video)

Course Description

Legal descriptions, as the name implies, are the way and means by which real property, or real estate, is legally identified, conveyed, assessed and taxed. When real estate is transacted, it is the legal description that uniquely describes and identifies the property involved in the transaction and all of its appurtenances. Legal descriptions are used in all types of transactions, not just those involving the sale or purchase of real estate. Legal descriptions are used in deeds of conveyance, mortgages, claims of title, leases, title insurance policies, easements, etc. To do this effectively, an adequate understanding of legal descriptions is necessary. This two hour video course describes the history of legal descriptions in the state of Michigan.

Metes and Bounds

1. Introduction

a. Metes and Bounds
b. Survey System
c. Subdivisions

2. Metes and Bounds

a. POB
b. Distances
c. Directions

Survey System

1. History

2. Survey System

a. Principal Meridians
b. Base lines
c. Range lines
d. Township lines

3. Michigan Survey History

a. Townships

Numbering System

1. Examples
2. Practice Questions

Subdivisions

1. Methods
2. Land Division Act

a. Subdivision
b. Condo
c. Division
d. Exempt Split

3. Bonus Splits


4 Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success with Paul Acker (narrated)

Course Description

This four hour course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering in this field, it  could also help architects, engineers and contractors become more familiar with how bids are prepared. The following material will explain the methods of construction delivery, different types of estimates, and the tools needed by the estimator to tender a bid. Being able to read and understand blueprints is also integral to the estimating process. Knowing how to apply and itemize costs for specific activities and materials, based on a set of plans and related professional resources, is key. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.


BIDDING AND ESTIMATING

*Learning Objectives:  1) Recognize the features and advantages of at least five types of estimates. 2) Outline a properly constructed estimate that will encompass all the necessary components required for a successful and profitable project. 3) Identify the responsibilities of the bid team, and what bid day duties include. 4) Gain an understanding of the use of spreadsheets and/or software in structuring a bid program.

Types of Estimates

Methods of Estimating

1. General Contracts
2. Construction Management
3. Design Build

Types of Contracts

1. Negotiated
2. Unit Price
3. Time and Material

Types of Estimates

1. Conceptual
2. Budget
3. Assembly
4. Square Foot
5. Trade
6. Detailed Cost
7. Unit Price
The Bidding Process

Bid Documents

1.  Invitation to Bid
2.  Bid Form
3.  Project Manual
4.  Project Drawings
5.  Bid Bonds

The Bid Team

1. Owner’s Officer
2. Chief Estimator
3. Estimator’s Assistant
4. Subcontractor/Vendor Assistants

Pre-Bid Duties, Material Costs and Bid Day

Structuring the Bid Program

1. Identifying Work Scopes
2. Quantity Take-Off
3. Self Performed Work
4. Labor Costs
5. Project Overhead
6. Alternates
7. Sub/Vendor Quotes
8. Request for Information
9. Substitution Request
10. Common Sources for Error

Glossary


PLAN READING

*Learning Objectives: 1) Identify the various pages/drawings of a blueprint and recognize the symbols used. 2) Gain confidence in the ability to understand and accurately identify components of an architectural rendering. 3) Correctly formulate mathematical computations to measure materials required for a construction project. 4) Understand the need to be specific in all areas of plan reading.

Parts of a Blueprint

1.  Plans and Drawings
2.  Schedules
3.  Specifications


GUIDELINES FOR ESTIMATING

*Learning Objectives:  1) Identify basic measurement standards and resources typically used in construction estimating. 2) Gain confidence in the ability to understand and accurately identify components of an architectural rendering. 3) Develop the skill required to apply production rates for various trades to reach an accurate estimate. 4) Understand the importance of structuring a bid that includes enough gross or clear profit to not only survive, but to prosper.

Guidelines I

Concrete
Masonry
Steel

Guidelines II

Carpentry

Guidelines III

Thermal and Moisture Protection
Doors and Windows
Finishes
Specialties
Making a Profit


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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