AACE Great Lakes Section


Next Meeting Date: February 20, 2019

                  You Are Invited! ! !

In honor of Engineering Week AACE and ASPE will partner to provide two events hosted at Auch Construction in Southfield.

Afternoon Event:    WinEst Software Tips & Tricks

  Topics will include:

  • Use of conditional formulas
  • Grouped item assemblies
  • User calculation formulas & Global Dimensional Variables
    • Utilizing the overall project square footage in formula calculations
  • Template / Merge feature benefits
  • Assembly best practices
    • Including subassemblies.
  • Group requested topics
    • Submit your topic suggestions toGMcClelland@auchconstruction.com or  gfrank@auchconstruction.com by February 15th and the presenter will cover them in detail.
  • Question and answer

Presenter:    Todd Ellsworth, BuildingPoint Midwest

Date          Wednesday, February 20th

Time:           1:00 to 4:30 pm

Location:      Auch Construction
                     65 University Drive
                     Pontiac, Michigan  48342

Cost           $75 / person

Space is Limited !!!  RSVP today:     http://febevents.rsvpify.com

**Please note:  Afternoon session (Part I) attendees will greatly benefit by bringing a laptop with WinEst**

Evening Event:   AACE / ASPE Joint Spring Meeting

Theme:  The Evolution of Estimating to a Systems (3D) Based Process           

 Topics to Include:

  • Evolution of Estimating
    • Scale to GTCO Digitizer to Systems / Model Based Estimating
  • Model Based Estimating Do’s and Don’ts
  • Prefabrication and scheduling impacts as part of the estimating process
  • Who is the estimator of the future?
    • What are their skill sets?
  • Vertical versus horizontal estimating
    • Conventional versus unit based
  • Question and answer

Presenter:    Todd Ellsworth, BuildingPoint Midwest

Date:           Wednesday, February 20th

Time          5:30 to 7:30 pm

Location:      Auch Construction
                     65 University Drive
                     Pontiac, Michigan  48342

Cost:           $15 / person (dinner included)

RSVP today if you are attending in-person: http://febevents.rsvpify.com

**If you plan to virtually attend the second session (Part II), please register for AACE + ASPE February 2019 Presentation 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Virtual Attendance:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5078965663045323778​

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