Course Information

 

 

Online Training

At this time all our courses are being offered in a secure online training platform.

The demand for electrical estimators is increasing as Canada opens up for business. Is your company ready?

Course materials for online course are delivered by via courier.

SUDERMAN ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING COURSE 1

Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is an intense hands-on course designed to introduce the basic principles of Electrical Estimating and its applications.
Online and in class (under COVID-19 Protocols) training available.

 

Course materials:

Suderman Estimating Systems Labour Manual

Scale, highlighters, and mechanical pencil

Course 1 materials include a binder with drawings, specifications, and work sheets for 5 takeoffs and additional information relating to estimating

Course 1 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

Summarizing:
- 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

Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 2 is an in-depth 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.
Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is an intense hands-on course designed to introduce the basic principles of Electrical Estimating and its applications.
Online and in class (under COVID-19 Protocols) training available.

 

Course Materials:

Drawings, specifications, and work sheets for 8 takeoffs, and additional information relating to estimating.

Course 2 requires you to use the Labour Manual and scale provided in Course 1

Course 2 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

SUDERMAN One on One Training

Our One on One Training consists of both Course 1 and 2.

It allows for more discussion and questions than our regular courses because the instructor has only one person to teach.

Course materials:

Suderman Estimating Systems Labour Manual

Scale, highlighters, and mechanical pencil

A binder with drawings, specifications, and work sheets for Course 1 and 2 totalling 13 takeoffs and additional information relating to estimating

Course 1

Estimating Fundamentals

What is a Take-Off?
What is an Estimate?
Role of an Estimator
Setting up to Estimate
Estimating Tools and Forms
Methods of Estimating
Review of drawings and specifications
Organization of Estimate
Counting

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

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

Course 2

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

SUDERMAN LIGHTING REPLACEMENT AND RE-LAMPING

This is a one day training designed for sales and estimating personnel involved with removing and replacing lighting fixtures in offices and plants or re-lamping a facility.

This can also be tailored to a company’s requirements.

SUDERMAN MCCORMICK SOFTWARE TRAINING

This two day course teaches the basis of takeoff using the McCormick estimating software with the on-screen-estimating and design feature.

SUDERMAN INHOUSE TRAINING

Any of our courses can be taught at your location with your personnel. Online training available.