Construction Association
of Thunder Bay
Construction Association of Thunder Bay

ESTIMATING COURSES

Training: Estimating 101 Course

ESTIMATING 101 Training Course.  November 16, 17, 23, 24, 2021 Courses conducted virtually online from 9:00am - 12:00 noon.
Presented by Ralph Lembcke.
CONTACT the CATB to Register.  $700 Members, $800 Non-Members +HST per person.  

ESTM 100 – An Introduction to Construction Estimating

Course Description:
This course will provide participants with an overview of the construction estimating process.

The course will cover:

  • Introductions
  • Construction Project Phases
  • Role of the Estimator
  • Types of Construction
  • Contracts
  • Types of Estimates
  • MasterFormat®
  • Definition of an Estimate
  • Cost vs Price
  • Components of Cost
  • Components of Price
  • Risk Analysis
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Pricing Allowances and Contingencies
  • Summarizing the Estimate
  • Procurement Methods
  • Laws and Rules of Tendering
  • Basics of Bonding

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, participant will be able to:
1. Identify the various phases of a construction project from inception to commissioning and beyond.
2. Describe the role of the estimator in the modern construction industry.
3. Identify 6 common types of construction contract arrangements.
4. Identify 4 common types of construction estimates.
5. Detail the components of a construction estimate.
6. Recall the process of creating and applying various unit rates within a construction estimate as well as the completion and summarization of a construction estimate
7. Identify various methods used for procurement of construction services.


Training: Estimating 102 Course

December 1, 3, 8, 10, 2021 each of these days from 9:00am - 12:00 noon
Presented by Ralph Lembcke.
CONTACT the CATB to Register.  $700 Members, $800 Non-Members +HST per person.  

Estimating 102: Applied Quantity Surveying

Course Description:
This course will teach the basics of organizing a proper quantity survey and we will cover practices and procedures, items of substructure,
superstructure and masonry cladding for a small commercial structure.

This course will cover:

  • Introductions
  • Setting up the Take off
  • What is Quantity Surveying
  • Units of Measure
  • Practices and Procedures
  • Quantifying Excavation & Fills
  • Identifying Items for quantification
  • Quantifying Concrete & Formwork
  • Methods of Measurement
  • Quantifying Concrete Masonry Units
  • General Rules
  • Quantifying Masonry Cladding

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, participant will be able to:
1. Identify the origin of the items for quantification in a general contractor environment.
2. Describe the various standard practices and procedures used in the quantity surveying discipline
3. Identify 10 steps to a successful take off.
4. Explain the mathematical principals behind basic quantity surveying processes.
5. Complete a detailed and comprehensive quantity survey for items of work including Substructure, Superstructure and Cladding for a small commercial structure.
6. Understand how the quantity survey dovetails to the eventual estimate.


Training: Docs 201 Course

November 3 and 10 2021 from 9:00am - 12:00 noon.
Presented by Ralph Lembcke.
CONTACT the CATB to Register.  $500 Members, $600 Non-Members +HST per person.  

DOCS 201 – CCA & CCDC Standard Contracts (On Line)

Course Description:
This course will provide the participants with an overview of the various contract forms created by the Canadian Construction Association and the
Canadian Construction Documents Committee for use by the industry to assist in forming construction contracts.

The course will cover:

  • Introductions
  • Role of the CCDC
  • Types of Documents
  • Structure of Documents
  • Hierarchy of Documents
  • Risk Analysis
  • ADR Methods
  • Terminology
  • Assignment of Obligations
  • CCDC 1
  • CCDC 2
  • CCDC 2MA
  • CCDC 3
  • CCDC 4
  • CCDC 5A
  • CCDC5B
  • CCDC 14
  • CCA 1

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, participant will be able to:

1. Describe the role of contract documents in forming sound agreements.
2. Differentiate between Primary vs. secondary rights and responsibilities.
3. List the legal requirements of an assignment of responsibilities (subcontracting).
4. Determine the structure of typical CCDC and CCA documents.
5. Identify each of the above documents by name.
6. Describe how each of the above noted arrangements work.
7. Identify risks associated with each arrangement


        

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Ralph Lembcke

Ralph holds a certificate in Construction Engineering Technology and Management from Fanshawe College, a teaching certificate from St. Clair College and a Professional Gold Seal certification from the Canadian Construction Association. His career has taken him from estimator to project manager, from self-employed contractor to a 30 year career as a professor with the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology at Fanshawe College in London, where he still teaches part-time.

He was a 25 year member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyor (PQS - Professional Quantity Surveyor) and is currently a charter member of the Construction and Design Educators Council of Canada. Ralph sits on the board of advisors for the CDECC as well as for an Ontario based construction company. He also conducts professional development audits for companies wishing to invest in their employee base through industry related and specific training.

Construction contracts, quantity surveying, estimating, construction materials and techniques and building economics are his primary areas of expertise. His technical articles have appeared in many SunMedia publications as well as Our Homes magazine and several construction association magazines.