Efficient, Accurate RSMeans Line Item Construction Cost Estimating

With a new year, comes a new round of 4Clicks training courses, and I have some new options this year.  I want to share a quick overview of our upcoming classes.  Our goal is to give you the tools and training necessary to navigate and make full use of e4Clicks.  I hope you will enjoy the tweaks our team has made to better serve you.  Keep an eye on our website for additional new classes as they become available.

 NEW THIS YEAR: ESTIMATING CLASSES!  4Clicks is developing and offering multiple line item cost estimating classes.  You know how to use e4Clicks.  Now master the art of estimating.  These classes will challenge the young intern or even the seasoned estimator and will include areas such as:

  • Architectural
  • Electrical
  • Civil
  • Mechanical

If you’ve enjoyed our other courses, you will benefit greatly from these estimating trainings in a traditional classroom environment designed to provide you with hands-on, real-life exercises.  The first of these courses is Introduction to Architectural Estimating and will take place in February.   Sign up today at www.4Clicks.com/training.

I am excited to offer a virtual e4Clicks Getting Started training course.  This is a 6 (six) hour online training course perfect for anyone who doesn’t have time to make it to one of our 2-Day Introductory regional training classes but could use some help getting started.  Designed to get you up and going with e4Clicks Project Estimator or RSMeans JOCWorks, this course will give you the confidence to start knocking out some estimates.

See below for our February trainings.  Visit our website for a complete list of training offerings at www.4Clicks.com/training.   We offer the perfect mix of virtual, regional, and onsite locations for our classes.  Join us for one of our upcoming trainings;  look forward to seeing you!

19 February:  4Clicks Introduction to RSMeans Estimating – Online Course

20 February:  e4Clicks Getting Started – Online Course

24 – 25 February:  e4Clicks Introductory – San Antonio, TX

26 – 27 February:  4Clicks Introduction to Architectural Estimating – San Antonio, TX

ABOUT 4CLICKS:  We are the premier provider of cost estimating and efficient project delivery management software and services.  Our tools are By Estimators for Estimators.  We help Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors, and AE’s increase productivity through the use of collaborative, transparent, accurate, and proven processes as well as robust cost information.

Cost Estimating for Job Order Contracting Class

JOC Cost Estimating Class – August 22nd – 2012


Job Order Contracting (JOC)
Estimating Workshop
August 22 & 23, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location – To be Confirmed – Phoenix, AZ
• JOC Estimating Process
• Owner/Contractor Collaboration
• Scope of Work
• Unit Price Book/Databases
• Cost Data
• JOC Estimating Software
• The Estimate
• Line Item Usage & Review
• Escalation & De-escalation
• Coefficient Development
• Overhead and Fee
• Practical Applications
• Hands-on Practice Sessions
throughout both days – Bring
your laptop

• Owners
• Facility Managers
• Project/Construction
• Estimators
• Architects
• Engineers
• General Contractors
• JOC Contractors
• Superintendents
• Planners

Wednesday & Thursday, August 22 & 23, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Check in at 7:30 a.m.
Owners have a fiduciary duty to assure that there is a value for every dollar spent on Job Order Contracting (JOC). The Job Order Contractor has no other way to receive payment for work other than the accurate & complete estimate. In order to be successful estimating an accurate, complete and fair job order, it is essential that the Job Order Contractor and Owner work in a collaborative estimating process.
Combining classroom instruction with practical workshops, this two-day program will drill down into Job Order pricing, including the role of the Job Order document, the Owner’s fiduciary duty to obtain a fair and reasonable price, the scope of work,
the price estimate, and cost data. It will also explore the criteria for usable and valid cost data bases. It will explore the components of Job Order pricing, including coefficients, contractor overhead and fee, and price escalation and de-escalation.
You will learn when and how to use the various pricing methods and review typical alternatives for setting the Job Order price. Bring your laptop for use during the Hands-on practice sessions
This course offers a wealth of practical knowledge, hands-on exercises that build and hone your estimating skills, and provides practice sessions in solving real-life estimating problems.
Mark Powell, LEED AP, Kosten Technik International
Michael Brown, 4Clicks Solutions LLC

R E G I S T R AT I O N    F E E   $ 589 – ACE Member l $ 659– Non-Member
For more information on group discounts, please contact Jacki
Houchens at 480-965-9359.
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