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Live Classroom Seminar on:

"How to build a Capability Statement"

"How to market your Business"

" The Importance of a Web Site and Email Address"

Basic Estimating for KYTC Part 1

Estimating Quantities

Participants will learn effective takeoff technique and verification of unit quantities.  Instruction includes example exercises.  Tips, techniques and methods of estimating road construction, stationing as a takeoff tool and Linear and item category identification are included.
 

DBE TRAINING COURSES


What is the training about and why should I attend these courses? 
DBE training courses  offer disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) training and support by experienced professionals in the construction industry.  The training program is designed for businesses that are considering expanding into KYTC work or are currently involved with KYTC work, but desire additional business training. 


If you are a DBE this program is designed by contractors who have been where you are now. They have put together a comprehensive course to help you get started or improve what you are already doing. The online training consists of 10 modules that can be taken as individual units.  
 

Contracts and Compliance

Contracting with KYTC involves proper contract administration procedures.  We will highlight the most important of these including payroll requirements, equal opportunity compliance Contractor’s Performance Report, Fuel and asphalt adjustments and KYTC procedures on billing and payments.



Specifications and Scheduling

How to Schedule a Project

Participants will learn proper techniques for project schedule creation.  Participant is to complete a construction schedule derived from a unit cost estimate. Items covered will include planning and developing the project schedule, bar charts, basic critical path method and KYTC scheduling performance requirements.


Estimating and Bidding Part 2

Estimating Material & Equipment Costs

While examining KYTC standard plans and specifications, participants will learn how to properly estimate material costs for a typical project.  Using proven methods, overhead cost allocations will be covered with special attention given to unit costing. 


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Estimating and Bidding Part 1

Estimating Labor Costs

After discovering how to accurately calculate labor and equipment costs for their operations, participants will learn how to incorporate these costs into quantities of unit items.  A discussion of Federal prevailing wages (Davis Bacon) is also scheduled.



Your Contracting Business Part 1

Managing your Business

A contractor’s approach to basic managerial accounting will be included.  Participants are to learn techniques for key decision making principals using basic financial reports.  Relationships between periodic financial reporting data and daily financial management will be shown.  


Navigating KYTC

Doing Business with KYTC

General topics for KYTC procurement procedures covered in the introductory workshop are to be expanded in greater detail.  To provide contractors better tools, a thorough review of online resources are included.  KYTC structure, as well as requirements for working with KYTC are covered.


Locating Work Opportunities

​in KYTC

Proper methods in preparation of a bid are tantamount to successfully winning the project.  Participants will learn steps necessary in the KYTC bidding process and where to find jobs to bid.​





Your Contracting Business Part 2 Accounting and Bookkeeping

Attendees will learn techniques for efficiently managing a small construction business.  Topics to be included are business plan development, growth and cash flow management, bonding and lending strategies.

 


Basic Estimating for KYTC Part 2

Estimating Quantities

Participants will learn effective takeoff technique and verification of unit quantities.  Instruction includes example exercises.  Tips, techniques and methods of estimating road construction, stationing as a takeoff tool and Linear and item category identification are included.
 

​​Marketing your Business 

Learn how to brand your company, design a website and develop a Capability statement. Understand that costs are not a direct expense but can be good will. Understand community involvement and the positive effect. How market your business in an indirect way.





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