$700

Essential Cost Estimating Online

Watershape University is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this program.

This course requires Microsoft Access to run the Watershape Estimator software. A download link to Microsoft Access is included in the curriculum, along with instructions for getting Microsoft Access to run on OSX/Apple devices.

ELEVATE YOUR ESTIMATING


This program challenges students to compute markup based on their own financials. Students will utilize the Watershape AdvisorĀ® Estimator software developed for the watershaping industry as a platform to elevate their cost analysis and client presentation, while reducing liability exposure.

This ONLINE, ON-DEMAND course is broken up into 8 one-hour modules, each further divided into brief, focused subsections. Work at your own pace, and reach out to your instructors with questions at any time!


TECHINCAL REQUIREMENTS:

This course requires Microsoft Access to run the Watershape Estimator software. A download link to Microsoft Access is included in the curriculum, along with instructions for getting Microsoft Access to run on OSX/Apple devices.

8:00 hours - 0.8 CEUs

CEUs are awarded for successfully completing all recorded lectures, end-of-module quizzes, and working through the in-class project.

GET ACCESS TO POWERFUL TOOLS


Enrollment in this course comes with your own copy of the Watershape Cost Estimator, a versatile tool that can significantly simplify your initial cost estimating process for any project.

COMPUTE A MARKUP BASED ON YOUR OWN FINACIALS


Using your own data, learn how to calculate a correct markup and gross margin that works for your business.

WORK TOWARDS VALUABLE CREDENTIALS

Earn 8 hours of IACET-accredited continuing education and take a big step towards your Verified Watershape Builder badge.


More info on badges HERE

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

David J. Peterson


Peterson is President/CEO of Watershape Consulting, Inc., an international planning, design, and engineering firm providing owners, architects, contractors, and the legal profession with services relating to residential, commercial, and institutional pools, spas, and water features. He obtained his B.S. Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed engineer in several states.

Peterson has been in the watershaping industry since 1994 when he began his career designing life support systems for large aquariums and marine mammal exhibits. He was Vice President Engineering at Polaris Pool Systems where he developed and patented several products. He is a prolific writer and is actively involved with trade organizations and code development.