School of Distance Education

Construction Estimating Certificate

Our Construction Estimating Certificate comprises a series of Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) accredited courses that provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare estimates and schedules for construction projects. Courses meet industry standards and cover many topics, including the role of the construction estimator, interpretation of construction drawings, plans and specifications, quantity take-off, pricing, bidding and scheduling techniques.

See the Certificate Fact Sheet for more details about program costs and refund policies.

 

Recommendation(s)

You will have the most success in this certificate if you have already completed our BLDG 9131 Overview of the Construction Industry course, our DRFT 9005 Blueprint Reading for Construction Trades 1 course, our BLDG 9273 Construction Materials and Methods course, our ARCH 9015 Architectural Technology 1 course and our BLDG 9265 Part 9 The House Building Envelope course before you start taking the required courses.

Courses

Explore quantity surveying and estimating with our Construction Estimating I course, including the critical role of the quantity surveyor/estimator in the tendering or bidding process. Learn the general principles and rules used to measure and cost construction work, and explore estimating with electronic spreadsheets. 

NOTE(S)

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must know how to read construction drawings and be familiar with construction materials and methodologies, and you must be skilled in Microsoft Excel and have an aptitude for basic mathematical calculations.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4861
Email: cetech_construct@georgebrown.ca

Learn the principles and methods used in the manual preparation of quantity takeoff and bidding for residential construction with our Construction Estimating II course.

NOTE(S)

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our BLDG 9189 Construction Estimating I course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4861
Email: cetech_construct@georgebrown.ca

Our Construction Estimating III course allows you to examine the measurement and costing of construction work in more sophisticated structures with the aid of electronic spreadsheets.

NOTE(S)

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our BLDG 9190 Construction Estimating II course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4861
Email: cetech_construct@georgebrown.ca

Our Construction Estimating IV course uses a case study format to teach you to apply unit prices to quantities in order to estimate for construction work. Examine how to price your own force's work and a subcontractor's work, general expenses and closing the bid.

NOTE(S)

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our BLDG 9097 Construction Estimating III course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4861
Email: cetech_construct@georgebrown.ca

Our Construction Planning and Scheduling course introduces project planning and scheduling, including the various types of schedules used in the construction industry. The focus is on the sequencing of operations in a construction project and the effective use of schedules created with a work breakdown structure.

NOTE(S)

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have a general understanding of construction/project management.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4861
Email: cetech_construct@georgebrown.ca