Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Electrical Estimating Course 1 (Basic)
Gold Seal: 2 Credits * BC Housing: 28 Group A CPD Points
Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Langley
8750 204th Street
Langley, BC
V1M 2Y5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Event Description

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.


Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $725.00
Non-Member $775.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Day 1    Wednesday May 15, 2019
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Day 2    Thursday May 16, 2019
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Additional Information

Participants need to bring a calculator.

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.



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