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Construction Cost Estimating Seminar

Friday, MAy 10, 2019 | LAS VEGAS

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


Join us on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Las Vegas 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

Hyatt Place
4520 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169


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.

Happy Hour
5 - 7 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 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.



Adam is a licensed general contractor, construction consultant, ICC Certified Residential and Commercial Building Inspector, and construction project manager. After graduating from BYU with a B.S. in Construction Management, Adam started his construction consulting career working for one of the nation’s largest home builders. Adam’s experience includes drafting of residential, multi-family and commercial plans, construction customer service and project management.

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Michael Villalba

Mike is an expert construction consultant and cost estimator with experience in virtually every role in the contracting and building industry including laborer, carpenter, superintendent, project manager, estimator, quality control inspector, operations manager, and owner of a general building contracting firm. Mike's experience is wide and deep with project types including single-family residences, multi-family projects, mixed use developments, commercial, institutional, industrial, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction.

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 Nevada commercial contractors. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Nevada.

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.

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education units to Nevada architects and residential designers. The course offers 6.5 PDHs to Nevada professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Nevada.

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. Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases.

Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board for mandatory continuing education.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.