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Active Estimating and Preconstruction Management

Program at a Glance

  • 2 Courses, Complete in 5 Months
  • Online
  • $2,500


UC Davis offers an innovative program designed for for owners, designers, estimators, architects, engineers, general contractors and sub-contractors, and teaches them how to optimize the design and preconstruction phases of a construction project.

The foundation and focus of our Active Estimating and Preconstruction Management program are five pillars: Behavior, Alignment, Process, Communication and Analytics. We will teach you how to master these pillars, assuring greater project success and positioning you as an industry leader.

  • Achieve Higher Team Performance

  • Our program’s curriculum focuses on teaching you how to better engage and effectively collaborate with key project stakeholders. When you complete this program, you’ll be able to:

       • Understand team perspectives: achieve cost certainty through better communications
       • Apply Active Estimating: to inform design flow/progression and achieve successful targeted costs
       • Master probability factors and tools: highlight important risk factors for owner and project team consideration
       • Employ analytical strategies: discover opportunities to improve effective team communication

  • Cutting Edge Curriculum

  • By the end of the program, students will be able to:

       • Integrate Target Value Design and Delivery concepts to the current state of preconstruction processes
       • Apply a systematic approach to managing cost throughout the life-cycle of a project, product, or service
       • Plan and control resources, costs, profitability and risk
       • Test preconstruction and integrated cost management processes
       • Integrate new technology and innovations in project management and estimating
       • Apply behavioral estimating practices that increase predictability
       • Apply cost estimating and integrated cost management principles, methodologies, and technology in support of the management process
       • Manage the perception of risks and how they are addressed

  • Redefine What Project Success Looks Like

  • Our program teaches you the behaviors, processes, communication and analytical skills required to achieve the necessary elements that lead to new levels of project success:

       • Project design + cost optimization and certainty
       • Target Value Design and Delivery
       • Dynamic, interactive teamwork
       • Predictive risk mitigation
       • Accurate + active cost feedback
       • Reliable tools + integrated feedback
       • Successful preconstruction process