Did you make time in your fall plans for an electrical estimating course…

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Online or in a classroom…the material is the same.

Accurate electrical estimating is more than just counting items, measuring wires and conduit and getting material pricing. Accurate electrical estimating includes understanding the job schedule, start dates and completion dates, the size and height of the building, non-productive labour, lost time, overhead, shift premiums, overtime and more affect the cost of the job and profit. Are you planning on improving or refreshing your estimating skills or learning to estimate? Should your fall plans include an electrical estimating course for yourself or one of your crew?

We have a couple of electrical estimating courses coming up.

  1. Online Course 1 September 19th and 20th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (Only 5 seats left.)
  2. Online Course 2 October 17th and 18th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
  3. ECABC Sponsored Classroom Course 1 September 21st and 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST
  4. ECABC Sponsored Classroom Course 2 October 19th and 20th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST
  5. ECA of Ottawa Members Only Classroom Course 1 September 26th and 27th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
  6. ECA of Ottawa Members Only Classroom Course 2 October 24th and 25th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Here are some comments from people who have taken the courses both online and in a classroom.

Comment on the instruction that was provided.

  • The instructor was great, knowledgeable with lots of experience and very down to earth. I was skeptical of the Zoom format but it was great.
  • The instructor was fantastic, it was great having an electrician teach the course, not just a paper pusher who has no real world experience.
  • The instructor was very good and thorough, was even better at getting you caught up and understanding the material if you were struggling.
  • The instructor was simply amazing, I cannot say enough great things. He was knowledgeable, very patient to explain the whole course load. What I really liked as well the stories that he shared out of his extensive and wide covering experience.
  • Very clear and understandable, even from a complete newbie.

What part of the course did you find most useful and worthwhile?

  • The labour book and learning how to use it.
  • Close outs as well as how the labor units are applied.
  • The layout of the material fallows a progressive order, making it easy to follow.
  • Methods for breaking up a job and detailed take off. Easy to break apart a job and see where material/labour is allocated.
  • Systemized approach to estimating.

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