PPT 102 Intermediate Residential 

Session Dates:

February 24-28, 2014

April 7-11, 2014
September 15-19, 2014

November 10-14, 2014

This second course stresses the importance of sound claims handling—from initial scope preparation through estimate preparation and loss settlement. Following a one-day review of accurate scoping technique, participants will use their knowledge and experience in the settlement of numerous case studies. Topics include: discrimination of unit costs, assessment of "like kind and quality," resolution of matching problems, determination of trade minimums and reasonable overhead and profit, file review techniques, and introduction to computerized estimating programs. "Hands-on" lab activities demonstrate practical strategies used to minimize repair costs to "high-end" materials. Intended for those who have completed PPT 101 or have moderate experience with property losses.

Monday   Scoping Losses

Proper scope preparation, evaluation of cost vs. risk, reaching agreement on scope with insured and contractor, preparation of numerous loss scopes from actual claim files

Lab   Installation of cedar shingles, concrete tile & spot repairs

Tuesday   Determination of Quality Level


Quality assessment, millwork overview, millwork specification: mouldings, doors, windows, cabinets


  Guest Presentation: "Estimating Cabinets and Counters"

Wednesday   Resolving Matching Problems

  Accurate scoping of losses, necessary communication, technical solutions, locating hard-to-find materials, creative use of existing technologies, accessing information and technical expertise. “The Price is Right” - exercise

  Field Trip: K and M Cabinets—Millwork Reproduction

Thursday   Pricing Estimates/Computerized Systems

  Estimate pricing review, trade minimums, time and material vs. unit cost estimates, calculation of overhead and profit

  Repair of solid wood, sheet material, high pressure laminate Field Trip: Scoping Completed House

Friday   File Review/Volumes of Data

  Making the most of claim review—where to focus attention

  Exam on all seminar content
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