S F Johnson Consulting, LLC
Services all contractors need since 2010

Basic Plan Reading/Estimator Training

Plan Reading

We review a project from the ground up and analyze each sheet in detail. At the completion of the course, the student will understand what we mean when we say the 4 different views, how to navigate from one view to the next and why. We look at each sheet from the perspective of the contractor who needs that sheet. The student must pass each test with a grade of “B” or higher.

Estimator Training

This is a 5 week class that meets each week for 2 hours per class. All classes are private, live and on line.

We analyze the plans based on the trade and determine:

All take-off (measurement) information

All pricing related to the scope of work - The student will have full access to an 11 book cost book as part of the program

Detailed formatting of an Excel spreadsheet related to the scope of work.

Throughout the week, the student will have additional study materials and test to complete. Each week, the projects get more and more complex. The student much pass with a grade of “B” or higher.

Afternoon and Weekend Classes Available.

You Set Your Day & Time

Monday - Concrete/Masonry

Tuesday - Framing/Drywall

Wednesday - Excavation/Underground Utilities

Thursday - Paint/Flooring/Finishes

Saturday - MEPs

Client Testimonial “I completed my first Paint training with S.F. Johnson [Consulting]. Stacey is very knowledgeable, organized, and patient. I work in the construction industry, I was able to apply the knowledge I learned in training immediately to my projects. I recommend S.F. Johnson’s training to all who seek a better understand of estimating for all trades.” - Melvin C. - Lendlease (US) Construction

Plan Reading

We review a project from the ground up and analyze each sheet in detail. At the completion of the course, the student will understand what we mean when we say the 4 different views, how to navigate from one view to the next and why. We look at each sheet from the perspective of the contractor who needs that sheet. The student must pass each test with a grade of “B” or higher.

Estimator Training

This is a 5 week class that meets each week for 2 hours per class. All classes are private, live and on line.

We analyze the plans based on the trade and determine:

All take-off (measurement) information

All pricing related to the scope of work - The student will have full access to an 11 book cost book as part of the program

Detailed formatting of an Excel spreadsheet related to the scope of work.

Throughout the week, the student will have additional study materials and test to complete. Each week, the projects get more and more complex. The student much pass with a grade of “B” or higher.

Unlimited Learning - Subscription Service

We let your company take as many classes throughout the month as they want. You can choose from any or all of the classes listed below. All classes are on-line only.

Basic Plan Reading

Framing

Drywall

Painting

Flooring

Earthwork

Underground Utilities

Concrete/Masonry/Pavement

Landscaping

Electrical

Mechanical

Plumbing

There is a 6-month commitment with this service.

OSHA Safety (doesn’t qualify as an OSHA Certification)

Specialized Learning - Construction

All of these low cost classes are designed to make your employee more efficient. New classes are added weekly. Please choose for the list below:

What Should Be In Your Estimate This is a trade specific class where we show you what you should have in your estimate. This is a 2 hour class.  This class covers the following:

Takes Offs - What and Where to Find Those
Line Item Specifics Per Trade
Pricing Your Job - The receive access to and online cost book and taught how to use it
Determining Man-hours Properly
General Conditions for Your Trade
Formatting Your Estimate - You receive a specialized excel Sheet Per Trade

Check Out A Class “The 4 Views”, The Electrical Set

Understanding Construction Documents & Specifications

Understanding Construction Documents & Specifications

225.00
Estimator Training

Estimator Training

500.00
Unlimited Learning

Unlimited Learning

500.00 every month for 6 months