AGC San Diego Construction Education & Safety Training Catalog 2015 July-December 2015 - Page 16

CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION 14 JULY ADVANCED ESTIMATING CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES AN OPEN FORUM LEADING TO BETTER PRACTICES Great Estimators know that to be competitive and competent, they must continually be in search of an ‘edge.’ “How can we approach this project differently than our competition?” This open-forum discussion led by a panel of experienced construction estimators explores advanced elements of construction estimating and bidding. Participants will engage in discussion of relevant topics and have the opportunity to engage in robust question and answer segments. Current trends and techniques will be explored and solutions offered for the challenges being faced. Each topic will be discussed from various perspectives to allow estimators from across the spectrum to benefit. Learning Objectives / Outcomes • Have a better understanding of how others within the industry face and overcome challenges • Have more confidence to create and submit great bids • Have a list of desired improvements for their estimating and bidding operations Target Audience: • Senior Level Estimators • Estimators • Executive Decision Makers Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm AGC Member: $225 AGC Journeyman: $0 Non Member: $300 Instructor: Paul Stout, Power Summit 7 OCT BID PROTEST BASICS: STATE AND LOCAL Have you ever wondered if you have grounds to protest the low bidder? Whether a protest is worth pursuing? What are the standards for bid responsiveness and bidder responsibility? How to fill out experience and litigation disclosures to avoid a protest? How to fend off a protest? Whether you should protest from the low position (sometimes, believe it or not!)? When to call the lawyer? This course will teach the basics of bid protests at the state and local level and provide the basic tools to spot bid defects, minimize bid defects, and not let that job slip away. Who should attend: Risk Managers/Project Managers/Contracts Administrators Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AGC Member: $50 AGC Journeyman: $0 Non Member: $75 Brought to you by: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP Presenter: Dustin R. Jones 14 Register for classes online at