Estimating for ICI Projects

The Estimating for ICI Projects course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to estimate construction projects and prepare a successful bid. This 4-day course follows the estimating processes that a general contractor would perform from estimate initiation to submission of a tender bid. Many of the processes presented are performed by bidding sub-contractors. The course goal is to learn how to produce estimates with no or only small errors.


  • Estimating Structures
  • Using Bidding Documents
  • Tender Closing Schedule
  • Takeoffs
  • Costing of Estimates
  • General Expenses
  • Bonds & Insurances
  • Working with Subcontractors
  • Project Scheduling
  • Site Visits
  • Tender Closings
  • Unit Price Estimates
  • Estimating Renovations
  • Budgeting vs Estimating


Prerequisite: If you do not have a working understanding of construction documents (drawings and specifications) the Understanding Construction Documents course should be taken prior to this course.


This course is ideal for… New or junior estimators, new or future project managers and project coordinators, and superintendents working for general or trade contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.


4 day course: March 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2018 (8:00 am to 4:00 each day).



5 Gold Seal Credits




Facilitator: Randy Storoschuk, Sustainable2 Construction Services Ltd.

Randy has over 35 years of experience in construction, fulfilling duties such as a labourer, estimator, chief estimator, project manager and risk manager. He has worked under many contractual IMG_2575arrangements such as lump sum, design/build, unit price and P3 for building, civil and industrial projects. Notable projects that Randy has worked on are the MTS Centre, Manitoba Hydro’s Downtown Office Building, Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Disraeli Bridges Project. In the early stages of his career, Randy estimated and managed lump sum bid and negotiated projects which included all areas of construction. Randy then moved into risk management where the focus was on Request For Proposal responses, preconstruction planning and construction document development while working in a project team environment.

Over the past few years of his “retirement,” Randy has been giving back to the industry by mentoring up-and-coming estimators and sharing his knowledge and experiences in the classroom. Randy facilitates a range of courses for the Winnipeg Construction Association, including Estimating, Understanding Construction Documents and Risk Management.

  • March 12, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • March 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • March 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • March 20, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

1447 Waverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 0P7