Introduction to Estimating 


The E Light University is a program designed to help educate our employees in business, project management, supervision, personnel management, Lean construction practices, LEED building practices and the E Light Way. We will offer individual models so that you can seek out education in topics that interest you and we will also be developing certification programs so that you can earn certificates in Lean Construction, Supervision, Customer Relations and more.

This module will introduce you to the concepts and processes of estimating. Estimating is the process of reviewing a project and then determining the cost of producing that project. Information is gathered and reviewed and then a proposal is developed. Estimating is one of the most difficult processes we are required to undertake in our business. Very often estimates are required in short time periods and without complete information. The Pre-Construction Department is required to develop an estimate and advise management concerning the project. Decisions are then made concerning the project, the viability of the project and the risks. A good estimate is the foundation of a successful project for us and our clients. A bad estimate is a recipe for problems for everyone, therefore our estimators are knowledgeable, well trained experts in the electrical field. They are detail oriented, creative thinkers, comfortable with computer software and have an aptitude in math. If you are interested in learning more about the pre-construction process or the possibilities of pursuing a career in estimating, contact the Director of Safety and Loss Prevention at (303) 550-5292. 



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Please click on the link below to be directed to the Introduction to Estimating Module. Review the information contained in the module. When you have completed the module click on the link at the end of the module and you will be redirected back to this page. ​​

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE IS INTRODUCTORY IN NATURE AND THEREFORE BASIC TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN GENERAL.  IT IS NOT A DESCRIPTION OF E LIGHT ELECTRIC SERVICES PROCEDURES AND POLICIES. 

Complete the 10 question test below and submit your answers. You must fill out all fields before clicking on the 'Submit' button. 

A certificate of completion will be issued to you if you score 80% or greater on the test. If you are an E Light Electric employee the original certificate of completion will be placed in your employee file. Certificates of completion for non-E Light Electric employees will be sent to the job site safety manager and kept on file for the duration of the project. 

Thank you, 

Ted "Smitty" Smith
Director of Safety and Loss Prevention

Introduction to Estimating Module