Introduction to Construction Estimating
Date/Time: Available at your convenience
Duration: Self Paced
Member Cost: $150.00 + HST
This course is Gold Seal accredited (2 Credits)
Who Should Attend: This course is intended for people working in estimating or any individual who wants to become an estimator in any part of the country, in any sector (residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, pipeline, civil).
Accurate and precise estimating is critical to the financial viability of a construction firm. This course provides an introduction to the field of construction estimating and covers all aspects of the production of an accurate estimate. 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.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
•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
Facilitator: BuildForce Canada
This national organization is committed to the development of a highly skilled workforce – one that will support the current and future needs of the construction industry in Canada. BuildForce Canada, formerly Construction Sector Council, created in April 2001, is financed by both government and industry, and is a partnership between labour and business.