Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations - Live Online 2021 (October 7, 14)

Includes a Live Event on 10/07/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

The ability to effectively plan a project is vital to your success. Project planning consists of multiple processes that work together and, when performed effectively, increase your efficiency and profitability, improve client satisfaction and enhance team and vendor relationships. Come away with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project planning: Estimating costs and creating a project schedule. 

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Illustrate how estimating and scheduling work together to effectively set up the project
  • Identify the fundamentals of estimating to identify the costs (not the selling price)
  • Use spreadsheets and packaged estimating systems
  • Identify the fundamentals of scheduling
  • Illustrate how a schedule is used as a key communication tool

Instructor: John Barrows

Course Length: 6 hours

NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

Important Registration Details: 

Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on, Create Your Login now. 

After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 6. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 6. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at:   

John Barrows

CGB, GMB, CGP, President, J.Barrows Inc.

J. Barrows Inc.

John Barrows is President of J. Barrows Inc., a company that has provided construction services, general contracting, construction management, and consultation services for over 30 years. Many of their projects over the years have incorporated Green Building principles, before they were recognized as being “Green”. Their projects have included such characteristics as geothermal heating systems, passive solar design, photo-voltaics, advanced insulation strategies, and the careful selection sustainable materials. John is also a founding partner of Performance Path Solutions, LLC, a company that brings innovative building practices to the building industry through educational programs and innovative products, and provides green and energy conservation consulting services. John is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics including Green Building, construction and production management, and business management. In addition to presenting his own seminars, he has worked with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to develop and teach courses on Scheduling, Green Building, Green Building Project Management, Building Science, and Estimating. John serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing, and the Executive Board of the Long Island Builders Institute. John is the Chairman of the Long Island Green Homes Council and has served as Chairman of the NAHB University of Housing Curriculum Based Education Development Committee and the Business Management and Information Technology Committee. He is a Green Building Verifier and also provides training for Verifiers of the National Green Building Standard.


Session 1
10/07/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
10/07/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
Open discussion to continue.
Open discussion to continue.
Session 2
10/14/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
10/14/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
Discussion Session 2
Open discussion to continue.
Open discussion to continue.
Course Test
25 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  18/25 points to pass
25 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  18/25 points to pass After you have participated in all of the webinars, you may take the test. Please ensure that you take the test by 3:05 am ET Wednesday, April 29. You must score 70% or higher on the test, then complete the Evaluation below, to receive your Certificate of Completion. The test is timed. You will have 1 hour to complete the test.
Course Evaluation
11 Questions
11 Questions Please fill out the evaluation below with your feedback about the course. You must complete the evaluation to receive your Certificate of Completion. Click the link below when you are ready to begin.
Certificate of Completion
6.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available
6.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available