Feb 27 - 29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 27 - 29, 2024

Pre-Show Course

Estimating: The First Line of Defense for Profits

Sunday, January 29 - Monday, January 29 | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Encore Hotel - Brahms 3

What It’s About

This newly revised (2022) half day course will focus specifically on Estimating. The ability to effectively prepare for a project is vital to your success. Project preparation consists of multiple processes that work together and, when performed effectively, increase your efficiency and profitability, improve client satisfaction and enhance team and vendor relationships. Come away with the knowledge and skills to perform one of of the critical processes in project preparation: estimating costs.

As a graduate of this course, you will be will be able to:

  • Illustrate how estimating and works to assist in effective project set up.
  • Identify the fundamentals of estimating to identify the costs (not the selling price).
  • Use spreadsheets and packaged estimating systems.
  • Identify techniques for estimating in an ever changing market.

This course qualifies for:

  • 3 CE for all NAHB Designations except HCCP

How to Register

Attendees must register separately for pre-show courses, which require an additional fee. If you are attending IBS, pre-show courses can be added during the IBS registration process. If you are not attending IBS, you can register online in advance for a pre-show course only. Registration for pre-show courses will close in advance of the show. See the pre-show education information for details. Limited onsite registration may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Special Instructions

Registration opens on Sept. 1, 2022 at www.buildersshow.com/preshow. This is a ½ day course.


Registration Type

IBS Expo-only, but additional purchase required

Signature Group(s)

Pre-show Course

Continuing Education

NAHB - 3.0 CE hour(s)


NAHB Council Member Fee


NAHB/NKBA Member Fee


Non-Member Fee


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