SMA Consulting

Purchasing & Estimating Workshop

SMA iNHSS Summit

Dates TBD

8:30AM - 5:00PM Thursday
8:30AM - 3:00PM Friday

Venue: (Room reservation links are at the bottom of this page)

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(800) 624-4109

SMA P&E Workshop is a two-day, intense event. On day one, every participant is involved in a detailed conversation about best purchasing practices in terms of specifications, base house vs. option inclusions, trade contract scopes of work, and material supply agreements. Also on day one, we delve into the best practice pre-construction process, the purchase order system, and setting up a purchasing database to allow for easier estimating and whole house ordering.  

Agenda items include:

  1. The three roles of the Purchasing & Estimating Department

  2. Software comparisons for estimating & purchasing database maintenance

  3. Implementing a Closed Loop Purchase Order system

  4. The value and flow of the pre-construction process

  5. Finding estimating errors before the job goes to the field

  6. The accountability metrics of purchasing & estimating

  7. Running an efficient P&E weekly update meeting

  8. The top ten estimating errors and what to do about them

  9. Estimating multi-family projects

  10. Estimating land development projects

  11. Scopes of work and & trade contract agreements

  12. Negotiation training 101

Section two covers the purchasing professional’s skills of negotiation and the management savvy needed to set up and run a world class P&E department. Topics include training on leadership, personal and organizational time management skills, rebates and discounts and motivational systems for the P&E department.

See the above registration form link to register.  All programs in Orlando, FL are at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort at Walt Disney World.  All workshops start at 8:30 AM each day and end at 3:00 PM on the last day of the program.  Price changes per attendee - $699 for first attendee, $599 for second from same company, and $549 for each aditional thereafter.   

Sleeping room reservations can be made at the following links: (Select your appropriate dates)

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista SMA Consulting Corporate Rate - these are on property and slightly less costly, but not connected directly with the tower and the meeting room. 

Wyndham Tower Lake Buena Vista SMA Consulting Corporate Rate - these are the tower rooms in the same building with the meeting rooms. 

Contact Info

107 Viaroma Drive
Anderson, SC 29621

(321) 948-8737

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