Builder's Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff

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A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors -- based on the latest construction materials and methods.

Learn how to:

  • read and interpret building plans
  • create an accurate takeoff, using a complete set of working drawings.

Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry -- and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. A checklist for each material division helps ensure that nothing is left out of your takeoff.

Includes a complete set of residential plans from Home Planners, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home plans. With a detailed material takeoff, from site work to electrical.

With over 160 illustrations, including commercial construction details.

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Plan Reading and Material Takeoff was written for the novice learning to estimate. It starts with the beginning steps of reading and understanding plans and specifications in the preparation for estimating a project. It takes the reader through the process of quantifying materials and labor for specific tasks in preparation for pricing in the estimate.

About the Author:

Wayne J. Del Pico is President of W.J. Del Pico, Inc. where he provides construction management and litigation support services for construction related matters. He has more than 33 years of experience in construction project management and estimating and has been involved in projects throughout most of the United States.  His professional experience includes; private commercial construction, public construction, retail construction, and residential land development and construction.
Mr. Del Pico holds a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught construction related curriculum in Cost Estimating, Project Management, and Project Scheduling from 1992 until 2006. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston where he presently teaches programs in Construction Cost Analysis, Estimating, Project Control, and Construction Scheduling.
Mr. Del Pico is a seminar presenter for the R.S. Means Company where he lectures on topics from estimating to scheduling. He is the author of Plan Reading and Material Takeoff (1994) and Estimating Building Costs (2004 and 2012) and is a co-author of The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis (2005).
His construction experience and knowledge of the industry has qualified him to be the past-President of the Builders Association of Greater Boston (2010). He is also a practicing Neutral for the American Arbitration Association where he hears construction related arbitration cases.
                 

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