Cost Estimating in Building Construction Certificate

Enroll Now! Next class commences November 7, 2015

Learn How to Effectively Estimate Your Construction Projects!

Project success and contractor profitability commence with accurate estimates.  The construction project estimator is one of the most important people in the contractor's organization.  In this innovative course, you will become acquainted with building construction, cost estimating, and hands-on experience in cost estimate preparation.

Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion. 


Construction Estimating; Estimator; Construction Project Management; Project management; PMP; Construction

Topics include:

  • Determining the cost estimates in building construction
  • Building construction surveying from plan to speculation
  • Unit prices
  • Lump-sum estimates
  • Job sites overhead
  • General overhead
  • Bidding procedures



This program is designed for individuals new to the field of construction, construction project planners and designers, project engineers, project managers, general construction managers, executive construction managers and superintendents, real estate owners, property appraisers, individuals seeking a new career path as construction consultants, and those under contract with or employed by the owner, developer, or management firm overseeing a construction project. 


construction project management; cost estimating; blueprint reading; architect; facilities management; green building designE. Dominique Paraison has over 14 years of experience in program/project management, architectural/design, construction, and site safety management with firms and institutions as McKissack & Associates (Philadelphia), Verizon Corporation (Design & Construction- Real Estate Portfolio Management), JW Consulting Engineer (Construction Site Safety Management/ Construction Management), City of New York Department of Design & Construction (Public Works- Design & Construction), private practice, teaching architectural and construction management & safety at university level. Mr. Paraison has extensive expertise in managing complex programs and demanding projects while maintaining daily business operations for public and private facilities.  Projects   include development of major project commitments – University Campuses educational, medical, engineering, laboratory, and teaching facilities, residential buildings and hotel/commercial mixed use complexes, Utilities & Telecommunication, and MTA Transits Projects – from initial concept through programming, design, and construction, to occupancy.  

His extensive background has involved program- project- and construction- management- safety management: master planning, programming, design, bidding and award, and construction; development of program-wide contracting strategy; bid packaging and award; owner/designer/ contractor coordination; contract administration; code & zoning ordinance, quality assurance/control; constructability, biddability and value engineering; best practices; quality management, safety and security, facility operations and maintenance management; arbitration and dispute resolution.


FALL 2015 Course Schedule

This exciting course is offered exclusively in our Pace University Midtown Center Campus, which is conveniently located appr. two blocks from Grand Central Station.

Pace University Midtown
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street
New York, NY

November 7, 14 & 21, 2015

Tuition: $595   (includes all materials)
Course# 90293



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