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Estimating Academy 2018

March 02, 2018
7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
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Hensel Phelps - Training Room
12121 Grant Street, Suite 410
Thornton, CO 80241
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The ASPE Denver Chapter 5 is excited to offer our Annual Estimating Academy that is an
opportunity for seasoned and new estimators, students, general contractors and specialty
contractors alike. This unique day of training and networking is designed to mentor new
estimators and for experienced estimators to share knowledge and fellowship with piers.
 
MORNING SESSIONS:
Session #1: Estimators Panel Discussion – Learning From Experience
Session #2: New Technology in Construction – Presented by BuildingPoint West
Session #3: Current Issues in the Construction Industry – Presented by Michael Gifford, AGC of Colorado
 
LUNCH: A catered lunch and beverages will be provided
 
AFTERNOON SESSIONS:
Session #4: Bid Analysis and Strategies 
Session #5: 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation - Bring a reliable calculator!
 
ASPE Denver Chapter 5 will be providing documentation for Continuing Education Credits

 

MORNING SESSIONS:
Session #1: Estimators Panel Discussion – Learning From Experience
Chris Morton, FCPE - Howell Construction, Robert Steele - Himmelman Construction, Geoff Johnson - Heartland Acoustics, Bob Hadley - Ludvik Electric will share their insight into construction estimating through their knowledge, experience, and current projects. How has estimating changed? What are some of the biggest challenges to successfully estimating construction projects? How are you developing your abilities and knowledge? 
 
Session #2: New Technology in Construction – Presented by BuildingPoint West
Robert Beck and his team from BuildingPoint West will present on new technologies being
implemented in construction with an overview of the tools, software solutions, and services that forward-looking industry professionals require to grow their business, and enhance their
productivity.  New software and hardware are coming together to make the jobsite more
productive than ever before.
 
Session #3: Current Issues in the Construction Industry – Presented by Michael Gifford
Michael Gifford is the President and CEO of Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado
and is active in the construction industry and the members of the AGC. Michael is on the
forefront of the current state of the Colorado construction economy and will share trends,
expectations, and changes that the construction industry is facing for 2018.
 
AFTERNOON SESSIONS:
Session #4: Bid Analysis and Strategies 
Whether you have spent countless hours in a bid room or have only heard about it, this is a great opportunity to gain new understanding of how an estimate comes together from everyone involved from subcontractors, to junior estimators, to chief estimators. Shared experience is priceless and leads us to provide better proposals to prime contractors and owners, how to request key information needed for a proposal, and how to work with our peers to land that next job.
 
Session #5: 11
th Hour Bid Day Simulation
After discussing how a bid comes together, our ASPE Chapter 5 Board Members will conduct a
live, simulated bid experience with teams competing to close out a bid to win the next job. This is an excellent chance to share your experience, take a jump at leading a bid room, or getting a glimpse at the rush of closing out a bid. After the bid closing, the teams bids will be opened and the winning bidder announced. We’ll wrap with a postmortem discussion of the simulation with some great takeaways for our next bid.
 
Bring a reliable calculator for the Bid Day Simulation (cell phones are handy, but are often
awkward for multiple calculations)

Tickets

$130.00 All Day Registration
$140.00 after 12:00 am February 24

$90.00 1/2 Day - Morning Session w/Breakfast
$100.00 after 12:00 am February 24

$90.00 1/2 Day - Afternoon Session w/Lunch
$100.00 after 12:00 am February 24

$130.00 All Day Registration
$140.00 after 12:00 am February 24

$90.00 1/2 Day - Morning Session w/Breakfast
$100.00 after 12:00 am February 24

$90.00 1/2 Day - Afternoon Session w/Lunch
$100.00 after 12:00 am February 24

$65.00 Student - All Day Registration

$45.00 Student - Half Day

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Estimating Academy 2018