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Consulting Estimators Round Table Presents its 2017 Fall Northeast Conference Meeting the Challenges of Estimating Consulting in a Changing World Consulting estimators face significant challenges in their practice today, from client demands and competition to cost pressures and professional liability for their services. Attend the CERT fall conference where CERT members, professional estimators, industry colleagues, state officials, attorneys and others will share their experiences on these issues...

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When: Friday, May 19, 2017, 2-3pm EST [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] Topic: Teaching, Learning, and Presenting: How Sharing Our Knowledge Makes Us Better Estimators and Better Business Owners [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] Moderated By: Dan Frondorf, CPE, CDT, President and a CERT Founding Member, DG Frondorf and Associates LLC, VCEF Construction Estimating Consultants [su_spacer][su_spacer][/su_spacer] Sharing knowledge and experiences are great ways to give back to the profession, increase your status as a subject matter expert, promote your business, and increase...

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When: Friday, April 21, 2017 [su_spacer] Topic: Responding to RFPs, Writing Proposals, Establishing Fees and Other Non-Revenue Work [su_spacer] Moderated By: Dan Frondorf, CPE, CDT, President and a CERT Founding Member, DG Frondorf and Associates LLC, VCEF Construction Estimating Consultants [su_spacer] Please join your colleagues as CERT examines those tasks that estimators must perform in order to get  work "in the door" before we start - much of which is unrecoverable if the work is...

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When: Friday, March 24, 2017, 2:00 pm ET [su_spacer] Topic: How Estimators Can Meet Challenging Client Expectations [su_spacer] Moderated By: Dan Frondorf, CPE, CDT, President and a CERT Founding Member, DG Frondorf and Associates LLC,  [su_spacer] Keeping clients happy and meeting their expectations is another of the ongoing challenges faced by consulting estimators. Often, these expectations cause the estimator heartburn for many reasons, including having to provide additional services, working longer hours, putting other...

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CERT members David Battle, CPE and Daniel Frondorf, CPE, CDT will be presenting estimating seminars on consecutive days on March 15-16, 21017 at the Dallas Build Expo. Please consider attending this two-day event that will feature several other construction related seminars as well as an exhibit floor where hundreds of construction-related vendors, suppliers, and service providers will be set up to demonstrate and discuss their...

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When: February 24, 2017, 2 pm EST [su_spacer] Topic: Getting Paid [su_spacer] Moderated By: Jerry Mollenhauer, VP, LEED, AP, CPE, Reliance Estimating Inc.  [su_spacer] Learn proven, effective methods and techniques about how to collect bills, invoices and past due payments that you can use in your estimating consulting practice. Experienced industry professionals will share creative tools that work in reducing accounts receivable without alienating clients. Discuss with your colleagues payment challenges you encounter and...

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Please join CERT for a best practices webinar on Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, at 11 am EST concerning the features and benefits of using cellular concrete in various applications, presented by Nico Sutmoller of Aerix Industries. The program presents a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the features, benefits and cost savings of using cellular concrete and foam technology for a variety of projects. Participants will be eligible...

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The program will provide dynamic presentations, significant industry speakers and lively discussions of timely issues and topics affecting consulting estimators. It is an ideal opportunity to gather and network with your industry peers and colleagues from throughout the country.   Please attend this important, reasonably priced program at the conveniently located Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway.   Please register today to learn about best practices, professional liability and other important issues affecting professional...

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We are pleased to announce that CERT members will be presenting two great estimating seminars at the BuildExpo in Secaucus, NJ on August 17 & 18. The Expo and seminars are free, but space is limited. Registration will guarantee you a seat. You can register here: http://buildexpousa.com/NJ_Education.html Fundamentals of Construction Estimating 9:30am - 11am :: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Presented by Daniel Frondorf — CPE, CDT, Owner :: Cincinnati,...

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