Intro to Construction Estimating (CE)


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To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costs and materials. This online training course will provide learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices and help them understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job. The lesson modules cover various topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the lessons.

You will receive a personal identification number (PIN) when you purchase the course.

After processing your order, a PIN for this course will be emailed to you within one business day. It is redeemable for up to three years at this link to the course on the BuildForce website.


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Course Duration

This course consists of 9 lessons of approximately 30 minutes each, for about 4 hours of self-paced instruction.


The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has accredited this course to two (2) credits toward Gold Seal Certification upon successful completion.

Completion Requirements

A final mark of 75% is required to receive a certificate of completion.

Registration Instructions

If you have any questions on how to register for this course, contact the Manitoba Construction Sector Council via the Program Assistant below.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will know more about:

  • How to produce accurate and professional estimates.
  • Site-specific conditions and regulatory requirements.
  • How to handle the purchasing and logistics associated with materials on a construction project.
  • Labour performance and operations.
  • How to effectively organize and manage current and historical cost data.
  • How to assemble bids and meet bid closure deadlines.
  • On-site equipment and material placement.
  • Safety and job conditions.

Course Creator

Program Assistant

Harleen Kaur

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Harleen assists MCSC project managers in preparing training and presentation materials for program delivery. She supports the financial manager with administration requirements and databases. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operation in a busy work environment.

Program Assistant

Intro to Construction Estimating (CE)


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