Excel is a powerful spreadsheet tool used in construction estimating to track all of the research and calculations that go into completing an accurate estimate. It is required in the Construction Estimating course at BYU-Idaho. Similar programs like Google Sheets and Numbers on Mac OS are unacceptable alternatives.
Students and employees of BYU-Idaho can download and install Microsoft Office, including Excel, for free by following the instructions outlined in Downloading & Installing Microsoft Office for Free.
BUS 115, a Business Applications course offered through BYU-Idaho, offers a free resource to learn how to complete basic Excel functions and tasks. Use it as a reference as you complete your Construction Estimating coursework.
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