• 28 minutes

Introduction to Cost Estimating


What are the different types of estimates and what are their uses?

Cost estimators have a specific process they use to measure the resources needed for a project. That includes determining the price of the resource, how much of the resource and can also include a value on time, not just physical resources. This video defines the different types of estimating; and reviews construction contracts and the impact on the cost estimate, as well as how cost estimating relates to project scheduling and project control.

Runtime: 27 minutes



Saleh Mubarak

Saleh Mubarak

Saleh A. Mubarak, Ph. D.

  • Construction project management professor, consultant, author, public speaker, and trainer
  • Over 30 years of diversified experience in academic and industrial, U.S. and international, public and private sectors
  • Expert in construction project planning and scheduling, cost estimating, and project controls; also an expert in construction project management
  • Author of two books, Construction Project Scheduling and Control and How to Estimate with RSMeans Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction; and many publications and articles in the general area of construction project management as well as life management
  • Speaks at professional conferences and events on technical and non-technical topics
  • Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and former member of the AACE International
  • Ph.D. degree in civil engineering and specialized in construction project management; M.Sc. degree in civil engineering and specialized in structures and mechanics; B.S. degree in civil engineering
  • Can be contacted at 813-455-9338, [email protected], LinkedIn┬«, and books page

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