British Columbia Institute of


BLDT 1041 - Basic Estimating with Computer Applications

Construction Operations/Supervision Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Covers basic components and requirements for sound estimating procedure emphasizing method and accuracy and in preparation for applying material and labour prices.


Familiarity with Windows and Excel basis.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 29764

Tue Apr 10 - Tue Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 335


James Iversen

Course Outline



This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 57027

Wed Apr 11 - Wed Jun 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 333


James Iversen

Course Outline




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This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret construction drawings and specifications for all divisions 1 through 16 for quantity take-off.
  • Determine scopes of work for quantity take-off.
  • Lay out industry-standard spreadsheet quantities.
  • Take off into categories for costing.
  • Use Excel as a computer spreadsheet application for data entry, data manipulation and summary consolidation.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

BLDT 1041 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Construction Estimating
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Construction Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Estimating in Building Construction, Second Canadian Edition (2nd Edition)
Author Frank R. Dagostino, Leslie Feigenbaum, Clint Kissoon
Publisher Pearson Canada
Copyright 2007
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13223-137-4
Price $204.95

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating
Author David Pratt
Publisher Delmar Publishers Inc
Copyright 1919
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-33739-939-5
Price $179.95

Author Canadian Instutite Of Quantity Surveyors Staff
Publisher Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Copyright 2006
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-89660-609-5
Price $54.95


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