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Estimating Academy

The 2015 Estimating Academy is an educational event where Construction Estimators and Project Managers may learn new concepts and skills in construction estimating. Seasoned Estimators will teach and demonstrate best practices used in preparing construction bids. The Bid Day Simulation sessions give Subcontractors a chance to see and experience what goes on in a General Contractor's office on hard bid day, an invaluable look at how General Contractors construct their hard bids for the Owners.

The Estimating Academy will be held in conjunction with the Management Academy this year. For the price of one, you will be able to attend any of the tracks in either Academy. As an extra bonus, you will receive admission to the KC Contractors Expo Exhibit Hall directly following the Academies from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with 2 drink tickets and heavy hors-d'oeuvres at no extra cost. Some of the presentations will include (subject to change)


Conceptual Estimating of Mechanical Systems (Session 4, 4:00 pm)
Selling & Business Development for Estimators (Session 2, 2:00 pm)
Bidding with Incomplete Documents (Session 3, 3:00 pm)
Bid Day Simulation (2 Sessions, Sessions 1 & 2, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm)
Estimating for Design-Build (Session 1, 1:00 pm)
Sage Estimating 2015 New Software Version and SQL Functionality (Session 3, 3:00 pm)
Hyatt Skywalk Collapse (Session 4, 4:00 pm)

Actively Managing Critical Knowledge and the Impact on Company Success
Preserving & Advancing a Contractors Rights of Collection
Faster, Cheaper, Smarter. Benefits of Technology on Project Sites
Drones, What Could Possibly go Wrong?
Cutting Costs & Enhancing Deliverables with 3D Laser Scanning
Risk Management
Lean Projects, A Journey in Continuous Improvement
Ethics in Construction Beyond the Financial Crisis of 2008