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Microsoft Excel for Construction Estimating (May 18)

Microsoft Excel for Construction Estimating (May 18)

May 18, 2023 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)


The ability to produce cost estimates efficiently and accurately is a critical step in many construction career paths, and a high-demand skill throughout the construction industry.

Computer software has become a popular tool for estimating, and Microsoft Excel is the most widely-used option. In this one-day course, learn how to produce your estimates more quickly and accurately by harnessing the power of Microsoft Excel.


  • A general understanding of project management concepts 
  • Basic skills with any Windows operating system

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use Excel formulas for typical construction estimating tasks
  • Create takeoff sheets for use as templates
  • Learn handy shortcuts to streamline estimating
  • Link information in worksheets and workbooks
  • Accurately calculate profit, overhead, markups, and taxes
  • Generate graphs to visually display work product
  • Use features such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP to access an MS EXCEL Database
  • Print work product to PDF

Who should attend:

This course is for any estimator who uses (or is considering using) Microsoft Excel for Construction Estimating. Whether you’re a novice or experienced Excel user, you’ll get practice using basic and extended features of Excel for a variety of typical estimating tasks.

Your Presenter:

Phil Perry of Perry Educational Services Ltd has 30 plus years in the Construction Industry, most of which was Project Managing Industrial Projects for General Contractors. He has been teaching Post-Secondary Construction Management Courses for the last ten years for organizations such as the Edmonton Construction Association, Calgary Construction Association, Winnipeg Construction Association, Ontario Roadbuilders Association, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has been facilitating Better SuperVision programs since 2009.  In his spare time, Phil is a Master Course Facilitator for a National Sports Organization and chaired their National Coaching/Instructional Program for four years. He was the recipient of the 2018 IG Wealth Management Community National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Coach Developer Award.

    This course counts for one Gold Seal Credit. For more information about Gold Seal, click HERE.


Member-only Pricing $350.00 +GST

Non-member Pricing $450.00 +GST

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Edmonton, AB Canada
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May 18, 2023 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)
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