Construction Estimating

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

In this course you will learn the fun­da­men­tals of esti­mat­ing con­struc­tion projects costs from con­cept to com­ple­tion, includ­ing types of cost esti­mates, the ten­der­ing process, cost­ing site over­heads, and final assem­bly of ten­der. The roles of esti­ma­tors and indus­tri­al cost engi­neers will be explored as well as val­ue engi­neer­ing and cost con­trol process­es and tech­niques. Cost risks inher­ent to Alber­ta con­di­tions will also be discussed.

Course at a glance
  • Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
  • Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
  • Comprehensive content that includes risk analysis specific to the Alberta construction industry, covering topics such as earned value performance analysis, value engineering, risk analysis, and lifecycle costing.
  • Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how a construction tender estimate is produced from a set of drawings and a cost database.
  • Prepare and interpret cost reports and identify costing trends over a number of reporting periods.
  • Understand the scope of conceptual estimates for construction projects and how these are produced and presented.
  • Discuss various methods of tendering construction contracts.
  • Understand the role of the construction estimator within the organization of a typical construction contracting company.
  • Identify items of particular cost risk for construction projects in western and northern Canada.
Take note:

  • Course assessment includes group work, individual assignments, and exams.
  • This course includes computer-based activities, as Excel will be extensively used in class and for assignments. Our learning spaces are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enabled, with wifi available to students and numerous USB/electrical outlets distributed throughout common areas outside the classrooms. For students attending class without their own devices, instructors will have access to the Faculty of Extension's suite of laptops.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Bruce Smith

Your Instructor

Bruce Smith

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekends (Tue, Sat)
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8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Feb 20
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8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 23, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.