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||Ive been estimating for 20 years. I took this course
with an attitude of not really needing to go through this.
To my surprise I found this course to be really beneficial.
Sometimes getting back to ones roots can really be
helpful. I would recommend this class for every estimator.
No matter how many years one has in the trenches. I hope
Ill be able to take more classes. My goal is to become a
||Is very good
||Bob, just want to say thanks for your time and
opertunity to take this course. I would recommend this for
anyone in the construction industry.
||I thought it was a good course. My purpose of taking
this course was to get an introduction to estimating in
order for me to take other classes through AACE. I got
just what I needed which was an exposure to the terms and
conditions surrounding estimating.
||The course was well worth taking. I been working in
construction for the last 5 years, watching our General
Contractor submit various proposed changes and what it
would cost to do the change. This course aid me in
understanding what and how he is doing it. Between
manpower, equipment, planning, etc., I can now have a
better understanding of their business and how they get to
the bottom line. The instructor was great. He placed all
of the elements in each lesson, went threw the lessons so
it could be understanded. Thank you
||The course was very informative and a good precursor to
the next level of estimating studies.
||I enjoyed the class and it coincided with what I
currently doing with my boss. We are doing severy
estimates and this class really cleared some things up for
||Perhaps there should be more assignments with each
module instead of just the two.
||This course was very helpful and i look forward to
||I think the course was right for teaching the basics of
construction and has started to build basic knowledge so I
can progress to being a certified professional estimator
||I have no final comments
||I really enjoyed the course and feel that I now have a
better understanding of the job of an estimator. My job as
a project manager is to work with many different people in
the homebuilding industry and I will be better at it now
that I understand the challenges of their job.
||Was very beneficial
||I look forward to furthering my knowledge of estimating
by taking the next course that you offer in sequence real
||I would have like to seen more math and problem solving,
the lessons where i learned things were the ones where we
walked through problems together and so i could see how
the instructor would have done it
||I really enjoyed taking the course though I hate to say
I did rush a bit (alot). Everything was easy to get to
except the fact I could not log on to my forum in module
11 for my homework, still waiting back on response from my
||Estimating is new to me, I have learned a lot about what
ESTIMATING is all about through this course. It is a good
start for a beginner and look forward to moving on to more
||I have already recommended this course to a co-worker in
which she is currently taking it at this time. This course
is very informative. I have also discussed this course
with management in our office for approval to take.
||The instructor was helpful getting me back on track
after a period of absence when I couldn't remember where I
||Bob does a nice job
||VERY WELL DONE. THE LAYOUT AND OF THE CONTENT AND THE
QUIZ FORMAT WAS A BREEZE TO WORK WITH. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS
VERY HELPFUL AND RESPONSIVE.
||I really enjoyed this course and found the lecture to be
understanable and the math examples outstanding. Thank
||All comments are listed above.
||enjoyed the course
||Thanks Bob. I'll hear from you in the next course.
||I enjoyed the whole course.
||I have now taken several courses online and have found
they have met expectations presented. The material is
clearly presented and in logical sequence. If I have
questions, they are answered - even if I think they might
be a dumb question. But I was told the only dumb question
is the one that is not asked!! My only struggle this
semester was time and dealing with my father's very ill
health. Good course.
||Thanks, see you next time!
||Unit costs are something I will be using a lot in the
future in my job . The different types of estimates are
another item that I did not know before this course . That
was helpful , all around the course is going to help me in
the future . Thaks again . Richard , The instructor was
always there when I needed him , he got back to me always
and imediatly .
||I probably finished the course so quickly because I've
got so much experience in construction. When someone
without would greatly benefit. I really enjoyed it very
||I just wanted to say I appreciate the fact that I, as a
beginning estimator, can get this information from you at
a reasonable price without the strain of taking time off
of work to attend classes.
||Great course, I look forward to signing up for more.
Thank you for producing this convenient online course.
||Both the coarse and instructor were excelent.
||I think the coarse helped me understand the basics of
construction estimation and was a good foundation for
||Overall, a solid online course, and I plan to take
others now that I finished this one.
||Course is good for beginning estimators.
||I think that this course is good for those who are in
the field. It created a bit of a learning curve for those
that are mathematically challenged, like myself.
||Thank you for being a great instructor!
||Great course, very helpful and understandable
instructor. I am just thrilled with this course and what I
faced in day-to-day contruction life.
||good course, good introduction, looking forward to next
class and more in-depth training
||This class is the best start to estimating I could of
ever dreamed of getting.
||I very much enjoyed the course. Having no previous
estimating experience this course took the mystery out of
the estimating process for me. I am sure there is much
more to learn. This is the first on line course I,ve taken
and I felt very comfortable with the format. You have
definitly made if user friendly. thanks much , sincerly
||It was a good course. I am glad I had the opportunity to
take it on line.
||I very much enjoyed the course. The information was
provided in a clear, precise manner. It has provided me
with a good foundation to continue my education.
||I was looking for so much more. I wasted my money. My
fault for not digging deeper up front. Forgive my being so
negative in my evaluation. This could be just what some of
the students were expecting.
||I enjoyed the course, but would have liked more detail
into the actual estimating processes. Overall it is a very
good introductory course.
||Good introductory course. Touches all the bases well.
||Good overall introduction to the field.
||I have experience in estimating, but I thought the
course material was very helpful and look forward to
taking an additional course.
||I want to complete this certificate and the first class
I took with this school makes it more motivating.
||Please increasing more appliation case
||I enjoyed this course very much. It was challenging at
times. My problem is sometimes I try to overanalyze
something to much therefore a couple of the quiz questions
answers for me were not specific, but only a couple.
||I picked up some good information for estimating
||I think the instuctor did a wonderful job, he answered
my e-mails quickly and explained thing well
||I enjoyed the course and it made me want to learn more.
I think the instructor does a good job of getting back to
his students and seems to be readily available for any
problems or questions.
||This course and the instructor were excellent. I took
the course to gain more knowledge with regard to building
my own homes. Even though unlike other students I may
never be employed in the construction industry, I found
that I could apply the estimating techniques to the
technical project management industry where I work. I
figured if I can understand construction I can understand
anything. And this course has definitely helped me achieve
||I am an Internal Audit Manager that has been around
Contractors for only a few years, and this was a very well
designed course that gave me the insight into Estimating
that I wanted when I signed up for the course. I think the
layout was great and it made for a seemless transition
into learning the tools of estimating.
||Worth the time to take the course; Instructor helpful
||I greatly appreciate your timely responses to my
questions through the course web ct . I also liked how you
gave us links to follow throughout the course to let us
realize just how much is out there, and all the referance
books that I will need. Thanks Again
||I found this course to be very informative and fun to
read. The instructor was helpful and available when I
needed him. I enjoyed the course very much.
||Good foundation for the rest of the courses I will be
||Good class I enjoyed the work.
||Excellent intro course
||More example work would be helpful
||Good overview of the business.
||The course has already aided me in the operation of my
business and offering quotations. I guess with some of the
text books that were recommended this will also serve as a
||Thanks, enjoyed the experience.
||Over all the course is good. Second attempt quiz are too
easy. Time for the quiz seems to be bit long. Instructor
is accessible & asignments are graded in time.
||Good job. Loooking forward to furthering my studies.
||Formulas will prove very helpful
||I'm sure this course can be very useful for many people.
I will probably not likely use alot of the information
from the course in my profession. I am an accountant
working in cost segregation. I am very familiar with M
& S and Means, but I do not do estimates except for
costing takeoffs using M & S and Means.