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Construction Estimating

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

As one of the largest sectors of the Canadian economy, the construction industry is currently facing a shortage of professionally trained construction estimators. Whether you're an experienced estimator looking to gain confidence in your skills with professional credentials or are new to the field, SAIT's Construction Estimating Certificate will prepare you for success. Developed and taught by industry experts, this program emphasizes real-world skills, practice, and tools.

Learn how to analyze costs and prepare precise estimates for all construction projects in commercial and residential sectors, civil engineering and specific trades. Upon completing the program, you will have the knowledge, communication and technical skills to interpret and quantify information in construction contract documents to deliver accurate construction project estimates.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand quantities and measurements and general construction practices used in the construction industry.
  • Interpret blueprints.
  • Analyze a complete project scope through contract documents.
  • Develop accurate take-offs.
  • Use spreadsheet applications for estimation.
  • Demonstrate research techniques for industry-specific information.
  • Plan and schedule construction projects.
  • Deliver precise estimates.
  • Interact effectively in written, verbal, and interpersonal environments.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Once you are ready to start taking courses toward a Certificate, click apply now to have your courses tracked towards your certificate completion. You should only apply for one certificate.

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Updated June 12, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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