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Electrical Estimating Course 1 (Basic) – Langley

May 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Are you confident in your estimating skills for today’s competitive market? Attend the Electrical Estimating Course 1 and learn how to systematically put together an accurate bid for electrical work.

Our two-day, hands-on course will take you right from the start of an estimate to the final bid price. Your estimates will be done in a systematic way. The forms we supply are easy to follow and will guide you step by step. Errors are easy to find. All material is listed and a labour unit is applied to each item.

You will finalize a tender and will add overhead and all other job costs. Adding the profit will be your final step. The labour manual will go home with you for continual use.

Course includes:

  • Labour manual with CD
  • Take-off and estimating forms
  • Scale and pencils
  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Agenda

Estimating Fundamentals

  • Role of an Estimator
  • Setting up to Estimate
  • Methods of Estimating
  • Estimating Tools and Forms
  • Labor Manual and Use
  • Pricing

Detailed Takeoff

  • Review Drawings and Specifications
  • Organization of Estimate
  • Measuring and Counting
  • Use of Forms
  • Reviewing of Addendums

Pricing, Labouring and Summarizing

  • Listing of Material
  • Pricing, Labour Units and Extension
  • Summarizing
    • Labour Cost
    • Non-Productive Labour
    • Job Expenses
    • Mark-up and Profit
    • Job Closing
    • Quote
    • Sales Techniques

Layout and Estimate for:

  • 110 volt Receptacle Outlets for an Office
  • Lighting Fixtures and Switches for an Office
  • Lighting and Outlets for a Plant
  • Distribution and Feeders
  • 400 amp Service Entrance
Introduction to Computer Estimating
  • Advantages of computerized estimating
  • Set up of job to take-off
  • Inputting of take-off
  • Typical extension and Recap sheet
Participants need to bring a calculator.
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May 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am
May 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre
20393 Fraser Hwy
Langley, BC V3A 7N2 Canada
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