Blueprint reading and estimating is vital in the construction industry and the Level 1 curriculum includes the fundamentals; namely:
- How to read and interpret plans and specifications
- Understanding construction terminology
- Understanding bidding protocols and the bid preparation process
Blueprint Reading & Estimating Level 1 teaches students how to read and interpret bid documents, compartmentalize the scope by trade and practice locating information on a set of construction drawings. Students will become familiar with terms and protocols and practice taking off quantities.
This course is Gold Seal Certified (3 credits). There is a written exam and graduates will receive a certificate from the Construction Institute of Canada.
Fenak Estimating Services Ltd.
Professor Clint Kissoon is a past President of both the Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and is currently the Chair of the School of Architectural Studies & the Angelo Del Zotto School of Construction Management George Brown College. He has also written two books: Cost Control for Contractors, and Estimating in Building Construction.