Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Electrical Estimating (Live Online Training)
Gold Seal: 2-5 Credits * BC Housing: 15 CPD Points
Monday, October 4th - Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Registration Deadline
Monday, October 4th, 2021
Event Description

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


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, certificate upon completion of project.


The course includes: Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online, self-paced 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.


To receive the full 5 Gold Seal credits, you must complete the online portion after the 2-day course.  Completion of only the two days (16 hours) of lessons will only receive 2 Gold Seal credits.




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.


Training Times:


October 4, 2021      8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

October 5, 2021      8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

October 6, 2021      8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

October 7, 2021      8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.




All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $599.00
Merit Member $599.00
Non-Member $699.00
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
Agenda (Pacific Time)
Day 1    Monday Oct 4, 2021
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Tuesday Oct 5, 2021
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop Day 2
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.


Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits in this case.


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




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

^ Back to Top