Construction Estimator Ontario College Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    The Construction Estimator Program is designed to improve the knowledge and skill levels of persons working or wishing to work as estimators in the Commercial Construction Industry. Areas to be covered include the role and responsibilities of the estimator, use of tendering documents, cost planning/control, surveying, material quantities and unit costs, review specifications and take-off quantities, and preparation of bid forms.
  • Practical experience
    The final phase of the program is designed for students to gain the knowledge necessary to run a complete project on-site.
  • Entry requirements
    Individuals who previously learned estimating skills on the job or individuals wishing to enter the construction industry would benefit from this program.
  • Academic title
    Construction Estimator Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    CONS1010      Introduction to Cost Estimating
    Description: Recommended: Basic Construction Methods and Technology prior to registering for this course.
    To be successful in this course, students should have a general knowledge of architectural drawings, word processing and spreadsheet software. The course is intended to explain the process of Construction Estimating from the contract documents to the methods of measuring material quantities used in General Contracting Offices. This will enable the student to understand the position of estimator within the business of construction management both in the Contractor and Sub-Contractor's world. The course will concentrate on 'Taking-Off' methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    CONS1020     Material Estimating and Methods

    Description: This course is intended to guide a student through a proven method of cost estimating. This will aid the student in determining material quantities and unit cost for a complete project. This course will be of interest to those individuals wishing to learn about estimating in a commercial environment. Utilizing the Excel spreadsheet from the previous course and embarking on the industry software 'Timberline', the student will be able to use the documents created in the workplace. Cost estimating will be the focus of this course. The build-up and calculations of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment by extension to your 'takeoff' job estimates will be the fundamental part of this course.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CONS1010

    CONS1030     Construction Contract Bid Management
    Description: This course will provide a student who has a basic knowledge of 'General Contracting' and estimating, additional understanding of Tender Documents for all project types and knowledge of computerized estimating and unit price control. It will provide the student with the understanding of a role in the estimating team and importance of bid management. This course will lead to the management of site, material ordering, scheduling and the cost control process.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CONS1020

    CONS1040     Construction Job Site Management
    Description: Students will develop skills toward jobsite administration and documentation, layout, set up, surveying, supervision, and safety. Contract types and the Construction Lien Act will be discussed along with a review of the programs that are available to help in managing the jobsite.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CONS1020

    CONS1090     Basic Construction Methods and Technology
    Description: Recommended: A sound mathematics and English background is important for success in this course. The student requires a good understanding of MS Word. This course introduces the student to basic blueprint reading and common methods of construction, from soil evacuation to roof design. We will discuss legal concepts of building/planning codes and statutes. You will gain a foundation of residential/commercial construction principles, and codes in practice today.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

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