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Estimating Academy at 2015 Kansas City Contractors Expo

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 ManagementAcademy 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 Contractors Expo, directly following the Academies, 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
Selling & Business Development for Estimators
Bidding with Incomplete Documents
Bid Day Simulation
Estimating for Design-Build
Scheduling for Estimators
Actively Managing Critical Knowledge and the Impact on Company Success
Technology on Project Sites
Liability of Drone Use on the Job Site
Alternative Energy Solutions
Risk Management
Ethics in the construction industry


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Overland Park Convention Center is easily accessed from I-435 from the Metcalf Avenue or Nall Avenue exits. Parking is free in the spacious parking lot.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Eric Soriano at with any questions about the event.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Registrations are transferrable the day of the event, just let the organizers at the check in table know that you are taking the place of a previously registered Estimating Academy attendee and who that person is.

Earlier Event: October 21
Estimating Academy