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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Materials Estimator in Builder Estimating Software

Materials estimators come in many different shapes and sizes, everything from the old salty hand to six-figure software programs. However, right in the middle is one of the best options, construction Takeoff and Estimating Software. Material takeoffs can be done with software in one-tenth the time it takes to do the same work by hand with highlighter and calculator.

Construction Estimating Techniques and Procedures applied in construction estimating materials, labor, plant and time is immensely useful in planning and execution of any work. The following are formulas to calculate the amount of material you all need for a variety of building projects.

Concrete: Width x Length x Height, divided by 27 = number of yards of concrete needed
Foundation Masonry Block: 8" high / 16" long / 3/8" mortar normal joint height.
Roofing: Width x length, divided by 100 = number of squares of shingles needed
Siding: Width x Height, divided by 100 Square Feet = number of squares of siding needed
Wood Siding: Width of board minus distance of lapping = coverage of wood siding per board
Brick: 7 bricks = one square feet of coverage Width of area to be covered x height of area to be covered, divided by 7 = number of bricks needed.

Builder Estimating Software creates estimates and bill of quantities. Construction estimating, bill of quantities,  takeoff and digitizing requirements.
Cost of materials is probably the most obvious item you have to consider in your production costs which are the materials you use to make your products. Estimating software is a simple user-friendly program for residential construction building cost estimating software helps make material costing faster, easier, and more accurate.

Posted by Manoj Kumar Singh
Web Developer

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