Construction Estimating - The Art of Estimating

Construction Estimating - The Art of Estimating

Date(s): November 9th & 10th, 2021

Duration: Two day session

Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Member Price: $550.00 + HST

Non-Member Price: $715.00 + HST

***This course is Gold Seal accredited (2 Credits)***

Who Should Attend: Those who wish to learn the basics of construction estimating or update their existing estimating skills.

This workshop will teach valuable tools, tips and techniques about estimating from the perspective of a general contractor obtaining work through the competitive bid process. 


  • History of estimating and networking groups/designations available
  • Bid/No Bid process that all firms should have in deciding to bid or not to bid an opportunity
  • Overview of project documents (specs, drawings, instruction to bidders, bid forms, etc) and how to maneuver within these documents to be as efficient and thorough as possible. Hints/tricks, etc on what to look out for, previous experience, different versions, etc
  • Understanding/expectations of closing a bid
  • Intro to insurance/bonding
  • Types of estimates
  • Classes of budgets
  • Types of contracts
  • Types of take-offs
  • What makes up an estimate?
  • Importance of your proposal document
  • Numerous group activities throughout both days
  • Sample project with specifications and drawings that attendees will be working with while searching through specifications, performing quantity take-offs, applying unit rates to their quantities, etc

Qty Item Price Description
In Class Non-Member: $715.00
Members: $550.00
1 In Class
Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.