Commercial Adjusting (1 week)

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This one-week course is designed for adjusters who already have experience in residential estimating and want to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to manage claims and adjust structural damage to commercial properties..

The course teaches commercial construction materials, methods and regulatory costs. The impact of Building Codes, overhead factors and regional pricing are included in the study of estimating repair or replacement costs for concrete, masonry, metal stud framing, glazing, roofing systems, sprinkler systems, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.

Students are introduced to decision making factors in determining possibility of repair of the structural components and mechanical systems. Electrical, mechanical, structural and plumbing details are studied for often overlooked subrogation potential. Demolition, debris removal, hazardous wastes, shoring and temporary protection are covered. Time and material, as well as unit costs, are reviewed and calculated as part of the estimating exercises that are assigned. The role of engineers, plant managers and construction companies is also covered. The total course cost is $595.00.

Students should have some experience in residential damage estimating and be able to write insurance estimates in one or more industry software systems. Xactimate is provided on WGI training computers (when taught at WGI HQ in Fairfield, Iowa). For training locations away from WGI HQ, students should bring a laptop pre-loaded with Xactimate (the demo version is ok).