Thursday, August 29, 2019

BTVI set to introduce new tool for local contractors

 NEW TOOL – The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is planning to introduce an estimation tool to local contractors through its new Computerized Job Estimation Tool (CJET) Workshop. Pictured is Kenton Roker, BTVI Northern Campus’ Head of the Department of Construction Trades explaining the CJET. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is planning to introduce an estimation tool to local contractors through its new Computerized Job Estimation Tool (CJET) Workshop.

BTVI Northern Campus’ Head of the Department of Construction Trades Kenton Roker, sat down with The Freeport News to explain the tool’s potential in the industry, during a recent exclusive interview at the school’s Grand Bahama campus.

Roker said that earlier this year the Caribbean Development Bank reached out to BTVI President Dr. Robin Roberts and requested that he send two of the school’s representatives to Barbados to participate in a conference, which was where they were given the CJET software.

He went on to explain the concept of this tool. “The tool is Excel based, which means you can use it on the computer.”

Roker added that the tool allows contractors to come up with price estimates in record time. “It’ll enhance his company.”  Read more >>