LMCI Estimating Essentials Class Up and Running

A class for the “apprentice” estimator who may be a recent hire into your estimating operation, or an up and coming journey worker or foreman whose skills you want to further develop.

The new LMCI Estimating Essentials class is currently being scheduled across North America with new classes announced almost weekly.

This two-day course includes classroom and hands-on practice of estimating from review of documents through quantity takeoff, calculation of all direct and indirect costs and concluding with the total price bid.

The apprentices work with mentors on projects in the Finishing Trades and the course is designed to illustrate both the basic and comprehensive series of steps that produce winning bids.


  • The Estimate and the Estimator
  • Contracts and Other Bid Documents
  • Quantity Takeoff
  • Direct Costs
  • Indirect Costs, Contingencies and Overhead
  • Common Errors Made and How to Avoid Them
  • Practice Estimates
  • Internet Resources and Tools

Watch the video below to see what students who have taken the class have to say, and check the registration page on to see if we are holding a class near you in the coming year.