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Construction Cost Estimating Seminar

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 | Portland, Oregon

Presented by HalfMoon Education, Inc., and Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc.


Join us on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Portland for our Construction Cost Estimating Seminar for architects, contractors and engineers.

The seminar will guide participants through Understanding & Evaluating Construction Cost Estimates and Budgeting & Estimating for Construction, Maintenance, Repairs & Claims.

📍 Location

Doubletree Hotel Portland
1000 Northeast Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning Session
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lunch (On your own)
12 - 1 p.m.

Afternoon Session
1 - 4:30 p.m.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the principles and tools of estimating.

  • Explore the process of estimating.

  • Budget and estimate for construction, maintenance, repairs and claims.

  • Examine different estimate levels, including order of magnitude, conceptual, preliminary, detailed and bid/construction.

  • Consider case studies and examine real world examples of construction cost estimates.


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Pete Fowler

Pete Fowler is a construction consultant, professional cost estimator, and President of Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc. (PFCS). Pete received a B.S. in Construction Management from CSU, Chico. He has held certifications from AAMA, ASPE, ICBO, and others. Mr. Fowler has published articles in national magazines and has been invited to speak by the most important groups in the building industry (AAMA, APRA, ASPE, ASTM, BETEC, CAI, ICC, NIBS, RCI, etc.). Pete has experience with successful expert witness testimony, including in Federal Court.

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Ron Svarc

Ron Svarc's experience dates back more than four decades and incorporates knowledge gleaned from education and high-profile, industry-specific roles. With a B.S. in mathematics and physics from UC Riverside and a MBA from the University of Phoenix, Mr. Svarc combined his formal education with years of real-world application. Svarc has also been a member of many industry associations, including as a past president of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). Mr. Svarc was ASPE’s 2009 National Estimator of the Year.

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Michael Villalba

Michael Villalba is an expert construction consultant and cost estimator with experience in virtually every role in the contracting and building industry, from laborer to owner of a general contracting firm. Mike’s portfolio includes projects involving single-family residences, multi-family projects, mixed use developments, commercial, institutional, industrial, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction, serving clients who are property owners and managers, developers and contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers, insurers and lawyers. 

Who Should Attend

  • Architects 
         6.5 HSW CE Hours (CEH) 
         6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

  • Professional Engineers 
         6.5 PDHs

  • Contractors 
         6.5 Commercial CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. This seminar also offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Oregon commercial contractors. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Oregon.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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