How to become a construction estimator

A master analyst and numbers whiz, construction estimators determine the true cost of materials, labour and equipment needed for construction projects.

What does a construction estimator do?

Duties and tasks

  • Plan and organise construction projects with construction managers, architects and surveyors.
  • Estimate material, labour and equipment required for the project.
  • Calculate cost of materials, labour and time needed to finish the project based on project scope, building plans and specifications.
  • Interpret plans, regulations and codes of practice.

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Undergraduate TAS-CMG-DIP

Diploma of Construction Management

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Bachelor of Construction Management

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  • Level 4 Subjects - Honours

Undergraduate USQ-CHM-DEG

Bachelor of Construction (Honours)

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