Excel for Construction – Basic

(costs, tracking, lists, schedules, estimates, production rates)

Excel is an excellent tool to calculate and track important information. If tasks such as tracking expenses, jobs and equipment, or creating estimates are work that you do, then this course will help save you time and money. If you have ever used a spreadsheet created by someone else and struggled, then this course is for you.

Do you calculate production rates? keep track of costs or budgets? Excel makes these tasks easy and it gives you a record of all your calculations (unlike your calculator). Excel makes it easy to verify your work and enter changes. Our one day workshop will show you how to use Excel to do all these things. Learn to create your own spreadsheets, and change existing ones.

Objectives (The Construction Professional will be able to use Excel to create estimates, track expenses, calculate overruns, track production rates, calculate materials usages)

  1. Create better financial estimates of projects
  2. Calculate and create records of production rates
  3. Maintain better financial records of business expenses
  4. Be able to do tracking of expenses and revenues by job

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer(create a letter/email, find files).

Topics Covered:

  1. Basic spreadsheets for simple estimates
    • Numerical calculations using excel; Calculating Production Rates
    • Incorporating financial information (estimates) into Word documents
    • Creating simple estimates
    • Using formulas; Charting
    • Creating Budgets
  2. Tracking Expenses
    • Simple calculations over time – expense tracking
    • Record Keeping – jobs and equipment
    • Subtotals – tracking by job or location
    • Filters – analyzing results
    • If Statements
    • Multiple books and Links – job tracking: Year over Year comparisons & Reporting
    • Linking; Exporting; Conditional Formatting

This instructor-led live webinar will be hosted through join.me, the participants must have Microsoft 365, 2016, or 2013 version of Excel.


Mar. 31 & Apr. 7, 2021
or Apr. 14 & 21, 2021
or May 19 & 26, 2021
or June 2 & 9, 2021
or July 7 & 14, 2021
Wed. 1pm – 4pm
July 22 & 29, 2021
or Aug 19 & 26, 2021
Thu. 1pm – 4pm
Instructor-led Live Webinar
TCA member:
$350.00 + HST
$400.00 + HST