Estimating Seminar and Demonstrations at Builders’ Show
Computerized estimating has become the standard in the construction industry over the last 17 years. Of all the estimating programs that are available, the most widely used program in residential construction estimating is a simple spreadsheet.
Jay Christofferson, a licensed general contractor, author and software developer, will conduct a seminar on estimating that involves Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets. In addition, ongoing demonstrations of an Excel-based estimating tool will be provided at the NAHB Member Advantage booth during show hours at the 2007 International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Friday, Feb. 9
- "Estimating With Microsoft® Excel"
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 320 Auditorium
Builders will be shown how to use the powerful features of Excel to make their estimating time quicker, more accurate and customized to fit their own needs. Methods for setting up customized estimates will be taught.
To register for Estimating With Microsoft® Excel and more, visit the organization and business management track of educational seminars on the International Builders' Show Web site, www.buildersshow.com. Use the "My Show Planner" tool to register for specific courses.
Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 7-10
- "EstimatorPRO™ 5.1 Demonstrations"
During show hours
NAHB Member Advantage Booth, West Building Hall C Lobby
Christofferson has developed the Excel-based program, EstimatorPro™, for small to medium sized builders. Staff at the NAHB Member Advantage booth will provide demonstrations of the estimating tool to show how it helps produce a detailed, accurate estimate for an average home in less than 20 minutes.