This Course is One of Our Premier Estimating Classes, Designed to Expand Your Knowledge and Give you a Firm Understanding of Commercial Estimating

This 106 Estimating and Bidding 2 is one of our many estimating classes that features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with Metals, Wood, Doors and Windows, Finishes, Electrical, and Mechanical Estimating. We will also focus on the preparation of work-place ready estimating documents.

By the end of this online class you should be able to:

  1. Estimate the conceptual cost of structural metals
  2. Prepare quantity take off  and estimate of rough carpentry
  3. Prepare a quantity take off of roofing and waterproofing
  4. Use unit prices to price doors and windows
  5. Prepare quantity take off and estimate various finishes
  6. Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of mechanical systems
  7. Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of electrical systems


The Certificate in Construction Estimating program includes this class. As one of our commercial estimating courses, 106 Estimating and Bidding 2 is designed to expand your view and knowledge of what happens in the field.


To do well in this 106 Estimating and Bidding 2 and other construction estimating classes, you should already have the following skills.

  • Know how to read blueprints
  • Know how to use a spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, Numbers (Mac)
  • Have a basic knowledge of construction estimating subjects including:
    • Basic math skills
    • Estimating terminology (quantity take off, unit price, production rate, etc.)
    • Use of the calculator and architectural scale
  • Be able to organize your work so it can be easily understood by others

You should consider taking another one of our estimating classes, Introduction to Construction Estimating and/or Construction Blueprint Reading if you feel you need more information in these areas before taking this class.  Those courses are not prerequisites but they are a part of the Certificate in Construction Estimating.  


This self paced building construction classes and seminars can be started at any time. You must complete the course within 5 weeks but you can work through the course as quickly as you like. There are no weekly goals and no interaction with other students. Work at your own pace.

Your unique completion date is included in the registration email you will receive from our office.


Perform quantity take offs and conceptual estimating for structural and miscellaneous metals

Prepare quantity take offs and estimates for rough carpentry and framing

Prepare quantity take offs and conceptual estimates for waterproofing and roofing

Prepare a quantity take off and conceptual estimate of various finish trades

Utilize conceptual estimating methods to arrive at mechanical and plumbing budgets

Utilize conceptual estimating methods to arrive at electrical budgets 

Students Learn Online Courses


The course is organized into 10 learning modules and we will study one module per week.

In each module there are discussions (10 points), a quiz (10 points), and homework (10 points).It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance and posted in the Critical Course Information. This is the key to success in all of our estimating classes!


Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module, participation in at least two class discussions, and homework.  Each quiz will count 10 points, class discussions will count 10 points and estimating problem solving homework will count for 10 points per week.  Students should provide at least 3 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.

Grades will be posted on a weekly basis.  You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.

Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.

You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.

The grading scale is as follows:


300 to 270 points


269 to 240 points


239 to 210 points


209 to 180 points


Anything less than 180 points


Construction Estimating Using Excel, 3rd Edition by Steven Peterson

Students will also need the following materials:

  • A calculator
  • An architectural scale
  • A couple of colored pencils
  • A spreadsheet program (Excel, Numbers)


Which Certificate is right for you?
The Certificate of Construction Practices and/or the Certificate of Construction Estimating?

Take Your First Step in Your Path as a More Informed Career Professional & Register for Estimating and Bidding 1 Today!


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