• 01 November
    3 sessions, 4 hours each
    Session information
    Session 1
    Tue 01 Nov 08:00 EDT - Tue 01 Nov 12:00 EDT
    Session 2
    Wed 02 Nov 08:00 EDT - Wed 02 Nov 12:00 EDT
    Session 3
    Thu 03 Nov 08:00 EDT - Thu 03 Nov 12:00 EDT
    • Member Pricing $750.00 excl. Tax
    • $850.00 excl. Tax
    • Course


This course will provide participants with an overview of the construction estimating process.

This course will cover:

  • Introductions
  • Role of the Estimator
  • Types of Estimates
  • Definition of an Estimate
  • Components of Cost
  • Risk Analysis
  • Pricing
  • Summarizing the Estimate
  • Laws and Rules of Tendering
  • Construction Project Phases
  • Types of Construction Contracts
  • MasterFormat®
  • Cost vs Price
  • Components of Price
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Allowances and Contingencies
  • Procurement Methods
  • Basics of Bonding

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the various phases of a construction project from inception to commissioning and beyond.
  2. Describe the role of the estimator in the modern construction industry.
  3. Identify 6 common types of construction contract arrangements.
  4. Identify 4 common types of construction estimates.
  5. Detail the components of a construction estimate.
  6. Recall the process of creating and applying various unit rates within a construction estimate as well as the completion and summarization of a construction estimate
  7. Identify various methods used for procurement of construction services.


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. 

Intended Audience

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.



Ralph Lembcke P. GSC., (full bio)

When learning to navigate the complex world of construction management, experience matters.    With over 40 years in the industry, R. Lembcke and Assoc. has facilitated quality construction management courses for post secondary students as well as industry professionals seeking continued professional development.    Ralph is a member of the Construction and Design Educators Council of Canada and has taught in the construction technology program at Fanshawe College for over 20 years