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PPT 101 Basic Residential 

Session Dates

February 17-21, 2014

March 31-April 4, 2014

September 8-12, 2014

November 3-7, 2014

This is the first course in a series of property courses. Course focus is on providing a sound understanding of residential construction basics, i.e. construction terminology, construction practice, and the fundamentals of residential property estimating. It is intended as an introductory course for new hires, multi-line adjusters, and those with only basic property experience. Skills gained will increase the ability to scope losses, determine material quantities, assign accurate pricing and assess indirect costs. This seminar provides the foundation for subsequent property education.

Monday   Framing Systems
Classroom   Materials and methods, quantity determination, estimating guidelines, floor, wall, and roof framing components
Lab   Installation of roof coverings—flashing and composition shingles, ventilation principles

Tuesday   Exterior Finish Systems

  Materials and methods, estimating guidelines, assessment of waste and coverage, siding & roofing damage ability, roof diagramming, flashing, analysis of lump sum bids

  Installation and repair of various vinyl and aluminum siding materials—drywall repair
Wednesday   Interior Finish Systems

  Quiz, materials and methods, damage ability of coverings, plaster/drywall, product identification, estimating guidelines

  Installation and repair of floor coverings—vinyl, hardwood and carpet
Thursday   Estimate Pricing/Published Cost Data

  Proper use of published unit cost reference manuals for estimate pricing. Survey of available cost guides. Proper use of cost valuation manuals

  Field Trip—rough framed house
Friday   Final Evaluation

  Preparation of three actual damage estimates: water damage, wind damage, fire loss
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