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Civil Construction Estimating CIVL 3230

Civil Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Covers survey fundamentals and quantity take-off of civil engineering projects pertaining to roadwork, water, sewer and building construction. Topics include quantity take-off, productivity rates, labour and material costing, construction equipment and machinery, and project cost control. .


  • If enrolled in Construction Estimating PTS Certificate program, then BLDC 1300 or BLDT 1041 is required. If not in that Program, prerequisite does not apply.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CIVL 3230 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 42374


Wed Sep 20 - Wed Nov 22 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 42374
  • $742.06
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 20 - Nov 22 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3695

James Webb

Course outline




Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Only students who are in Construction Estimating Part-Time Certificate program must have completed BLDC 1300 or BLDT 1041 in order to obtain credit for this course. There are no prerequisites for students who are in Civil Technology Part-Time Certificate. For more info please visit:

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Read and interpret typical civil construction drawings.
  • Identify common construction equipment and their applications.
  • Identify fundamental construction activities for a typical construction project.
  • Prepare portions of a contractor's estimate.
  • Use basic project cost control on a project.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Civil Construction Estimating (CIVL 3230) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Construction Estimating
    Certificate Part-time


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