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Microsot Excel for Construction Estimating


Date and Time                  Thursday, December 20, 2018         8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT

Location                             LCA Office (1705 – 36 Street North, Lethbridge, AB)

Description:                       Microsoft Excel for Construction Estimating

The ability to produce cost estimates efficiently and accurately is a critical step in many construction career paths, and a high-demand skill throughout the construction industry.

Computer software has become a popular tool for estimating, and Microsoft Excel is the most widely-used option. In this one-day course, learn how to produce your estimates more quickly and accurately by harnessing the power of Microsoft Excel.

Who should attend:

This course is for any estimator who uses (or is considering using) Microsoft Excel for Construction Estimating. Whether you’re a novice or experienced Excel user, you’ll get practice using basic and extended features of Excel for a variety of typical estimating tasks.


  • A general understanding of project management concepts 

  • Basic skills with any Windows operating system

Course Objectives

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

  • Use Excel formulas for typical construction estimating tasks

  • Create takeoff sheets for use as templates

  • Learn handy shortcuts to streamline estimating

  • Link information in worksheets and workbooks

  • Accurately calculate profit, overhead, markups, and taxes

  • Generate graphs to visually display work product

  • Use features such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP to access an MS EXCEL Database

  • Print work product to PDF

Your Presenter

Phil Perry has 30 plus years in the Construction Industry, most of which was Project Managing Industrial Projects for General Contractors. He has been teaching Post-Secondary Construction Management Courses for the last eight years.

December 20, 2018  |  8:00am - 4:00pm 

LCA Members: $295 (+GST)  |  Non-Members: $390 (+GST)

Other Microsoft Courses Offered:

  • December 18 Microsoft Projects 2016: Intermediate

  • December 19 Microsoft Projects 2016: Advanced


This course counts for one Gold Seal Credit. For more information about Gold Seal, click HERE.


Earlier Event: December 19
Microsoft Project 2016 Advanced