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LECTURE NOTESONCONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATINGEmad Elbeltagi, Ph.D., P.Eng.,Structural Engineering Department,Faculty of Engineering,Mansoura University

Construction and Building Eng. ProgramFaculty of EngineeringMansoura UniversityConstruction Cost Estimating (-----)Objectives:This course focuses on the cost estimating of construction projects. Advanced study ofconstruction cost estimating topics. Includes conceptual estimating, unit price development,subcontract work, budgets, negotiated contracts, and related items. Extensive use ofspreadsheets and estimating. The course focuses on: Project life cycleContract typesDifferent types of costsQuantity surveyingEstimating of labor, equipment and material costsDifferent types of cost estimateConceptual cost estimateDetailed cost estimateEstimating of construction worksProject pricingLecturesSaturdays: 01:40 – 03:10 PMTutorialsAs per the announced scheduleInstructorProf. Emad ElbeltagiOffice: B241Web page: ns.edu.eg & [email protected] assistantEng. Eslam Elmasoudi

TABLE OF CONTENTS1. INTRODUCTION1.1 Construction Project1.2 Project Life Cycle1.3 types of Contracts1.3.1 Lump-sum contract1.3.2 Admeasurement Contract1.3.3 Cost-reimbursable contract (cost-plus contract)1.3.4 Target cost contract1.4 Estimating1.5 An Estimator1.6 Purpose of Estimating1.7 Construction Project Costs1.8 Types of Cost Estimating1.8.1 Conceptual estimate1.8.2 Semi-detailed estimate1.8.3 Detailed estimate1.9 Quantity Takeoff1.10 Production Rates1.11 Exercises2. QUANTITY TAKE-OFF2.1 Importance of Quantity Takeoff and Required Documents2.1.1 Contract documents2.1.2 Quantity take-off: Why?2.2 Quantity Development2.3 Bill of Quantities2.4 Measurement Practice2.4.1 Earth works2.4.2 Concrete works2.4.3 Brick works2.4.4 Plastering2.5 Example Application: Substructure2.6 Exercises3. CONCEPTUAL COST ESTIMATING3.1 Conceptual Cost Estimating Basics3.1.1 Conceptual cost estimating definition3.1.2 Conceptual cost estimating characteristics3.1.3 Importance of conceptual cost estimates3.1.4 Preparation of conceptual cost estimates3.1.5 Conceptual Cost Estimating Output