Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Electrical Estimating
Gold Seal: 2 Credits * BC Housing: 16 CPD Points
Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st, 2022
BGC Partners Inc.
200 - 2296 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 3P4
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Event Description

Participants will develop skills and knowledge to  estimate electrical construction projects and  prepare a successful bids.


At the end of the course participants will be able to: 


•  Calculate work quantities from engineering drawings

•  Adjust for material swell and shrink factors

•  Assemble efficient crews and determine  productivity

•  Put into practice effective methods for determining job costs.

•  Use essential formats for clearly estimating  equipment, labor, material and other service costs related to completing a project.

•  Assess and decide how a variety of physical site  complexities may affect the estimated cost of  a project and use methods to counteract these  variances.

•  Better identify and interpret general site conditions, special conditions and technical specifications  associated with electrical projects.

•  Analyze potential projects and decide on which  ones to bid •  Understand risk analysis and how to price this into  a bid

•  Do competitor analysis and understand how this impacts the bid

•  Do client risk analysis and how to price this into bids

•  Record material and other prices and maintain  contact lists

•  Formulate a bid strategy

•  Understand how to prepare an estimate and the estimating process

•  Become familiar with Construction Division Codes

•  Understand how to present a bid

•  Be familiar with how to use the bid depository

•  Understand the requirements for bonding and insurance

•  Understand the post-bidding process

•  Communicate with project managers to pass on knowledge of the bid prior to mobilization 


Audience: The course is designed for those interested in  becoming electrical estimators and for workers with experience in construction that desire to improve their knowledge of electrical estimating. 


Course fee includes: All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion and parking.


The course includes: Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors. Please note you only have one attempt at passing the online portion.


Upon successful completion of the 2 days and the online portion for this course, eligible for 32 CPD points with BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services.


If successfully completed the 2-day component and did not pass the online portion, eligible for 16 CPD points with BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services.




Troy Henderson is the Chief Estimator for a prominent electrical contractor and is a BC Master Electrician FSR Class A. Troy has been in the electrical industry since the early 1980’s. He has worked on some of the largest electrical projects in BC. In 1999 he moved into the role as an Estimating/Project Manager. He has successfully landed many jobs of all sizes and has a passion to train a new generation of Estimators in ethically securing business for their companies.


Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or [email protected] for more information.




All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $650.00
Non-Member $850.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
Agenda (Pacific Time)
Day 1    Thursday Oct 20, 2022
8:15am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Friday Oct 21, 2022
8:15am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop Day 2
Additional Information



Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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