The estimating consideration involved with the cost of doing business, the control of those costs, and the professional presentation of the final estimate to the prospective customer. Workbook Instruction in the use of construction calculators included in course work. The assessment portion of the class directs the student’s attention toward a rational evaluation of the overall quality of a product of building material and it’s propriety of use in a given circumstance. Guest lecturers from the industry and field trips to places of business enhance the student’s understanding as to the variety of opportunities within the home-building industry.
Prerequisite: RESC 160
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester