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The Bureau of Labor Statistics offers excellent introductory information on what construction cost estimators do, what they are paid where they work and the employment outlook. Click here to find out more

Interesting Podcast

There is a cynicism that hangs over the topic of American infrastructure — whether it’s high-speed rail or off-shore wind — it feels like this country can’t build big things anymore. No one project embodies that cynicism quite like Boston’s Big Dig. Infamous for its ever-increasing price tag, this massive highway tunneling effort became a symbol of waste and corruption. Yet the project delivered on its promise to transform the city. So how did the narrative go so horribly wrong? And what lessons can the Big Dig offer for the ambitious projects of today?

This nine-episode series is produced by GBH News and hosted by Ian Coss. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Listen below and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. Click here for more info

Estimating Societies

American Society of Professional Estimators

Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated General Contractors of America

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering


Florida Testing

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation – Construction Industry Exams


Building Codes

International Code Council


Trade Associations

Associated General Contractors of America

Construction Management Association of America

Construction Safety Council

American Institute of Architects

Association of Pool and Spa Professionals *

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Society of Plumbing Engineers

American Subcontractors Association

Construction Industry Institute Drywall Closers Association *

International Marine Contractors Association *

National Association of Home Builders

National Association of Women in Construction

National Fire Protection Association

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners® * (Includes solar)

National Roofing Contractors Association *

National Utility Contractors Association *

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association *

* Florida contractor license exams are given for these trades


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