Electrical Estimating Course 2 (Advanced)

Electrical Estimating Course 2 (Advanced)

Gold Seal: 2 Credit

Live online events


2 days, 08:00 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT


  • GS Credits: 2
Presented by John F Wiesel M.E.
  • Member Rate $980.00 excl. GST
  • $1,030.00 excl. GST


Take your electrical estimating skills to the next level with the Suderman Electrical Estimating 2 Advanced course. Dive deeper into advanced techniques, strategies, and tools to accurately estimate electrical projects with confidence and precision.

The Electrical Estimating Course 2 is an in-depth 2-day hands-on course that provides the participant with the opportunity to learn advanced electrical estimating techniques for systems, distribution, service equipment, motor power, and control. 


1.    A Review of Estimating Fundamentals

  • What is an estimate?
  • Role of an estimator
  • Setting up to estimate
  • Methods of estimating
  • Estimating tools and forms
  • Labour manual use
  • Pricing 

2.    A Review of a Detailed Takeoff 

  • Review drawings and specifications
  • Organization of estimate
  • Reviewing of addendums
  • Measuring and counting
  • Use of forms

3.    Phases of a Job, Layout and Estimate

  • Fire Alarm, design, and takeoff
  • Service & distribution pannel 600A
  • Service & QMQB panel board 2000A
  • CDP Panel board & feeder, 400A
  • Remove existing service and feeder
  • Buss Duct 600A & feeder
  • Motor Control Center, 8 motors & controls, design and takeoff
  • Install new 2000A switchgear, rework feeders
  • 5KV Service 

 4.    Pricing, Labouring, and Summarizing

  • Listing of material
  • Pricing and labouring units and extension
  • Summarizing labour cost
    • Non-productive labour
    • Job expenses
    • Subcontracts, testing and engineering
    • Mark-up and profit
    • Job closing

 5.    Introduction to Using a Computer Estimating

  • Advantages of using computerized estimating
  • Set up of job to take-off
  • Inputting of take-off
  • Typical extension and recap sheet

6.    Miscellaneous Information

  • Extras on a jobsite
  • Hourly cost of a vehicle
  • Hourly charge out rate
  • Examples of unit pricing
  • Quotation letter
  • Progress draws on a project


NOTE: Discounted combo pricing is available when purchasing Courses 1 and 2 together. Click here to register for the combo and save!.



This is a two-day instructor-led virtual workshop that runs from 7:00am – 3:30pm PT each day.

There is no opportunity to re-schedule or for a partial refund if a student cannot attend both sessions. 


Delivery Method: Virtual Session - Zoom Platform.  

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion. 


This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You may be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.



Students are required to have completed the Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 (Basic) prior to the start of Course 2. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair