British Columbia Institute of

Important Notice: COVID-19 Institute response


TMBR 1002 - Introduction to Cost Estimation for Timber Construction

Mass Timber Construction Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

​This course introduces students to the basic principles of cost estimation for mass timber construction.


TMBR 1000



This course isn't currently offered through BCIT Part-time Studies. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define the concept of estimating.
  • Describe the role of estimating in construction projects.
  • Identify the basic tools for estimating construction projects.
  • Compare basic types of estimates used in the different stages of project design.
  • Describe the basic estimating process.
  • Identify the role of cost estimating for deciding between mass timber and other materials.
  • Define and compare basic life cycle costs for wood frame, mass timber, steel and concrete.
  • Explain the basic steps to compile a complete estimate.
  • Explain the key considerations for pricing mass timber.
  • Describe the major cost drivers for mass timber.
  • Compare the main cost differences between mass timber, steel and concrete structures.
  • Identify basic cost considerations associated with construction projects.
  • Describe ways to achieve cost efficiencies in mass timber projects.
  • Identify the basic procurement routes for mass timber projects.
  • Discuss the long term costs and sustainability of mass timber projects.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

TMBR 1002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Microcredential


Interested in being notified about future offerings of TMBR 1002 - Introduction to Cost Estimation for Timber Construction? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request related to BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email:

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

The sneak preview for the Fall 2021 term starts Fri, May 21 at 8:30 am (PDT).

Students may register for Fall 2021 term courses online or by phone starting Wed, May 26 at 9:00 am (PDT).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid.