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
Basic Plan Reading Series
The Architectural Set - 2 Days
The Structural Set - 2 Days
The MEPs - 2 Days
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.
This 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.
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 - How to build your materials list
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