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Estimating Fundamental Online Program

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The Canadian Retail Building Supply Council (CRBSC) recognized the opportunity to transform our highly successful Estimating Fundamentals workshop to an online format to address several issues: the cost of travel from remote locations; valuable time spent away from the store and offering a learning experience for those staff already engaged in the internet.

The Estimating Fundamental Online program is a collaboration of the Canadian Retail Building Supply Council (CRBSC) made up of the Building Supply Industry Association of BC (BSIA), the Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA), The Lumber and Building Materials Association of Ontario (LBMAO), the Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association (AQMAT) and the Atlantic Building Supply Dealers Association (ABSDA).  Under the direction of the CRBSC, Stan Burkholder, a well-respected CRBSC and industry facilitator, has worked with one of Canada’s leading developers of on-line programming to translate the two-day classroom CRBSC Manual Estimating Fundamentals Course to this online platform. Our vision is for the online course to match in intensity and relevance with what the classroom course provides.  

We have eliminated the time and cost to travel to a learning center to participate in the traditional 2-day Estimating Fundamentals Workshop. While containing the same information as the workshop, this new platform delivers a learning experience lasting approximately 8 hours that is accessible anywhere, anytime from a desktop, laptop or tablet.

This course is ideally suited to any building supply retail staff member either directly or indirectly involved in the estimating process for decks, sheds or garages.

Module 1: The Sales Process

Module 2: The Deck Estimate

Module 3: The Garage Estimate Part 1

Module 4: The Garage Estimate Part 2

Deck Exam

Garage Exam

The modules and exams should take no longer than 8 hours to complete once you sign in and pay there is no time limit.  The cost of this online program is $425. Plus HSTTo register for this online program click on the link below:



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