S F Johnson Consulting, LLC
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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.

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.

Estimator Training

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.

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 - 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

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

Estimator Training

Estimator Training

from 375.00

This program combines all processes necessary to be an accurate estimator and present that information in a professional manner.

New Estimator Training Programs
Each Class Includes:

Understanding Construction Documents & Specifications
How To Complete Your Take Offs
How To Complete Your Material Quantities Total
Determining Materiel Costs, Labor Costs & Man hours
Formatting Your Estimate Using Excel

All classes are on-line and meet once per week for 5 weeks. 

All classes are set to fit your schedule for classes of 3 or more.
Classes of smaller sizes are set as time becomes available.  We also try to set your class at times that work for you.

We teach all trades, all divisions. 

Estimator Training:
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This program combines all processes necessary to be an accurate estimator and present that information in a professional manner.

New Estimator Training Programs
Each Class Includes:

Understanding Construction Documents & Specifications
How To Complete Your Take Offs
How To Complete Your Material Quantities Total
Determining Materiel Costs, Labor Costs & Man hours
Formatting Your Estimate Using Excel

All classes are on-line and meet once per week for 5 weeks. 

All classes are set to fit your schedule for classes of 3 or more.
Classes of smaller sizes are set as time becomes available.  We also try to set your class at times that work for you.

We teach all trades, all divisions.