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Introduction to Construction Estimating
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Originally created in 2001 as the Construction Sector Council, BuildForce Canada is a national industry-led organization committed to working with the construction industry to provide information and resources to assist with its management of workforce requirements.

 

The mandate of BuildForce Canada is to provide accurate and timely labour market information (LMI) to advance the needs of the entire construction industry. BuildForce Canada will lead value-added programs and initiatives that build the capacity and the capability of the construction workforce to meet current and future industry demand to drive economic growth in Canada.

 


Introduction to Construction Estimating (approx.4 hrs - online self paced)

Cost $165.00

 

 

Course Outline:

This training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to visualize the scope and magnitude of a construction project and produce reliable estimates. This is accomplished by reviewing drawings through various phases of a project with the aim of determining the quantity and type of materials required for the project.

 

Course Objectives:

This course will provide:

  • A good understanding of estimating practices
  • Know site-specific conditions and regulatory requirements
  • Know how to handle the purchasing and logistics with materials on the job
  • Know how to manage materials on site
  • Organize cost data in a clear and logical manner
  • Have the ability to keep historical information related to costs, (including those associated with labour, material, overhead, equipment, availability of required items)
  • Know how and when to update historical information related to costs;
  • Assemble bids and meet bid closure deadlines
  • Provide on-site solutions to work-related problems in relation to equipment and material placement

 

Credits/Certificates:

This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to award two (2) credits towards Gold Seal Certification upon successful completion of this course. A final mark of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

 

 

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