Introduction to Construction Estimating

Introduction to Construction Estimating Online Training Program

This self-paced class introduces the basic principles of construction estimating that are needed to produce successful construction estimates, and is designed to be the gateway to more complex and trade specific estimating courses.

This class is an especially good option for specialty contractors i.e. welders, glaziers, painters or general contractors. 


Learning Objectives

  • Organization of the estimate
  • Types of estimates
  • Elements of an estimate
  • Quantity take off techniques
  • Pricing techniques
  • Adjusting the estimate for a variety of variable factors
  • Estimating labor, materials and equipment
  • Profit and overhead markups



You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.

Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.

You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.


Access / Completion Time:
10 weeks / 45 hours


Construction Estimating and Bidding in Building Construction
2nd Edition, by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Students will receive their textbook by mail from Construction Experts Inc. (CEI) once their registration is complete.

Construction Experts Inc.
Offered through our partnership with Construction Experts Inc.