Course Information


Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is an intense 2-day hands-on course designed to introduce the basic principles of Electrical Estimating and its applications.


Course includes:

Suderman labour manual
Take-off and estimating forms
Scale and markers
Lunch and refreshments

Course Agenda

Estimating Fundamentals

Role of an Estimator
Setting Up an Estimate
Methods of Estimating
Estimating Tools and Forms
Labour Manual and Use

Detailed Takeoff

Review Drawings and Specifications
Organization of Estimate
Measuring and Counting
Use of Forms

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

Pricing, Labouring and Summarizing

Listing of Material
Labour Units and Extension

- Material Pricing
- Labour Cost, development, how to use and adjust
- Non-Productive Labour
- Job Expenses
- Mark-up and Profit
- Job Closing
- Sales Techniques


Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 2 is an in-depth 2-day hands-on course that provides the participant with the opportunity to learn advance electrical estimating techniques for systems, distribution, service equipment, motor power and control.

Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is a prerequisite.


Course includes:

Take-off and estimating forms
Lunch and refreshments

Labour manual and scale previously provided in Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 to be brought by attendee.

Course Agenda

Layout and Estimate for

Fire Alarm
600 Amp distribution
QMQB Panel board
CDP Panel board
600V Switchgear (Remove and Replace)
Bus Duct
Motor Control Center, Motor power and control wiring
5KV Service Entrance

Pricing, Labouring, and Summarizing

 Listing of material, pricing and suppliers quotes
Labour units, extensions, Non-productive labour & cost
Job expenses and sub-contracts
Mark up, profit and job closing
Quotation example
Change orders and extras on jobsites
Hourly cost of a vehicle and hourly charge out rates
Unit pricing
Introduction to computer estimating