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Estimating Material Takeoff - VILT

This virtual instructor-led course is delivered live and online
in ten 3-hour sessions via Zoom.

This 30-hour course is the second of three courses in our Estimating Series: 

  1. Construction Document Reading 
  2. Estimating Material Takeoff
  3. Construction Estimating 

It is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare quality and accurate material takeoffs.  

Course Content:   

  • Introduction to the role of the Estimator, common units of measure and organizing your material takeoffs
  • Prepare manual material takeoff sheets for the following items of work:
    • Excavation and Sitework
    • Concrete Formwork
    • Wood Frame
    • Exterior Finishes
    • Doors and Windows
    • Interior Finishes
    • Accessories and Equipment
  • Recap and prepare final takeoff summary in digital (excel) format

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • CDR or experience in blueprint reading
  • Knowledge of MS Excel

Course Requirements:

  • Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory).  This course will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates.
  • A quiet space with minimal distractions.  Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
  • Imperial/Standard and metric scale
  • Assorted colored highlighters
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Red pen

Course Dates:  

  1. January 11 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  2. January 13 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  3. January 18 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  4. January 20 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  5. January 25 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  6. January 27 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  7. February 1 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  8. February 3 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  9. February 8 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)
  10. February 10 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM (PST)

Attendance and participation in all ten sessions is mandatory for course completion.


  • Estimating Material Takeoff only - 2+ Registrants - SAVE $50.00 each...or
  • Estimating Series (3 courses) - SAVE $300.00

Course Credits: 

  • 5 CCA Gold Seal Credits
  • ​​60 BC Housing CPD points


Course Credits Information
Gold Seal Credits:
Other Credits:
60 BC Housing CPD points
Course Certificates

Upon successful completion of this course a Certificate of Achievement will be presented in class or delivered by email.

Course Instructor Information

Marshall Azama, ABT, CEC, GSC Estimator & Project Manager


Marshall is a Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) professional accredited by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS).  He has his diploma in Architectural and Building Technology (ABT) from BCIT and has been working in the industry as an Estimator and Project Manager since 2004. 


With his CEC designation and ABT diploma, Marshall has a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of construction and construction methods to price, administer, negotiate and analyze the various stages, methods and types of construction. 



In Marshall’s spare time he enjoys coaching youth soccer and playing slow pitch softball.  FUN FACT:  Marshall is a die hard fan of the NFL Dallas Cowboys!

Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Education Services Coordinator

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