To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costing and materials. This online training course will provide learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices, and help them understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job. The lesson modules cover a wide range of topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the lessons.

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


By the end of this course you will know more about:
  • How to produce accurate and professional estimates.
  • Site-specific conditions and regulatory requirements.
  • How to handle the purchasing and logistics associated with materials on a construction project.
  • Labour performance and operations.
  • How to effectively organize and manage current and historical cost data.
  • How to assemble bids and meet bid closure deadlines.
  • On-site equipment and material placement.
  • Safety and job conditions.

Structure and Workload

This course consists of 9 lessons of approximately 30 minutes duration each, for a total of about 4 hours of self-paced instruction.

1Lesson 1 - Introduction
2Lesson 2 - Building Practices
3Lesson 3 - Labour and Operations
4Lesson 4 - Materials
5Lesson 5 - Keeping Records
6Lesson 6 - Producing Accurate Estimates
7Lesson 7 - Working on Tenders
8Lesson 8 - Managing Change
9Lesson 9 - Final Test
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Type:Elearning Course
Learning Time:4h