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Introduction to Construction Estimating

Online Course

This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

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

Course Content:

  • Have a good understanding of estimating practices
  • Know site-specific conditions and regulatory requirements
  • Know how to handle the purchasing and logistics associated 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 and 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

This course is available in English and French.

Duration:  4 hours | $150.00 +GST

Course Credits: 

  • 2 CCA Gold Seal Credits
  • BC Housing CPD points, Formal, Group A 

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Course Credits Information
Gold Seal Credits:
Other Credits:
8 BC Housing CPD points, Formal, Group A
Course Certificates

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Education Services Coordinator

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