Course Description

This course introduces the principles behind commercial estimating and the overall process of cost control.

The purpose of the training is to help you become familiar with the methodology of the estimating process, and provide you with the skills to develop a commercial construction estimate. From learning basic geometric calculations to measuring and pricing for excavation and backfill, concrete work, rough carpentry, finish carpentry, and exterior and interior finishes, you'll prepare an estimate summary and complete bid documents for a small commercial project.

You will also learn tools that will help you become informed about the costs and feasibility of a project and be able to influence these costs so that the project budgets are met.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Commercial Estimating
Online Asynchronous
Dec 05, 2022 to Mar 05, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $809.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 23, 2022 to Dec 27, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 23, 2022 to Dec 27, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Dec 28, 2022 to Feb 06, 2023
Reading List / Textbook

This course has required Course Materials. Visit SAIT Bookstore for more information. Take note of their return policy.
Fundamentals of Construction Estimating. 4th Edition. Author: Pratt, D.J. ISBN:  978-1-337-39939-5.

Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

One optional extension is available for purchase.  This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials. 
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the end date of your course.

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