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Material Takeoffs from Blueprints

March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$30.00 – $605.00

Blueprint Reading ABC Keystone

Material Takeoffs from Blueprints


March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2022
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm each session

Estimate Quantities Accurately Each Time!

Seminar Overview:

Preparing an estimate for the purpose of bidding a job is a skill that is essential for contractors, designers and others in the building trades. In this course you will learn to estimate the cost of general conditions, prepare a quantity take off for the materials to be used in the job, and extend unit prices to prepare an accurate bid. Move your project from blueprints to bids to final construction. Bring the job in on-time and on-budget, which means satisfied clients and maximum profits!

Classes will be conducted in an interactive, adult-learning format, with a mixture of lecture, discussion and activities.  Class participation is expected of each student.

Students should bring a portable calculator and architectural scale.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand how to estimate quantities of materials and labor
  • Provide accurate quantities for estimates, customers and suppliers
  • Gain practice with estimating in lumber framing, insulation, roofing, siding, wallboards and decks
  • Hands-on, interactive lessons help you gain confidence as you undertake real world scenarios

Develop Your Knowledge and Learn More About:

  • Lines, symbols, and abbreviations
  • Construction mathematics review; +/- dimensions with fractions, area and volume measurements
  • Architectural scale, reference lines for sections and details
  • Residential print reading/takeoff for material estimating review of terms and techniques
  • Material takeoffs lumber framing, decks, insulation, roofing, siding and wallboard

Who Should Attend:

Reading blueprints is a basic skill set required to be competitive in the industry and to make your business successful. Anyone who needs to know how to apply blueprint information towards determining costs for labor and materials will benefit from taking this course.


Ed Fisher, Light-Heigel and Associates: Ed is a Project Manager / Vice President for Light-Heigel and Associates, a Civil Engineering and Surveying firm and has been involved in the engineering and construction industry for more than 37 years. Ed brings a variety of real-life construction experiences and knowledge to the classroom for problem solving. His goal in every class is to help participants gain confidence in their abilities and to put their knowledge to work.

Registration Details:

Preferred registration date: Seven days prior to session date

Price includes: Textbook; please bring architectural scale + calculator or register for the additional $30 scales below

If you must cancel for any reason, please contact us immediately. Cancellations received less than 7 days of the start of class cannot be refunded; substitutions are permitted.

ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

EIN: 23-1618254 – Contributions or gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary, necessary business expense. See your accountant for details.


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Member: Material Takeoffs from Blueprints, Starts 3/22/22
$ 450.00
Non-member: Material Takeoffs from Blueprints, Starts 3/22/22
$ 605.00
Scales: Material Takeoffs from Blueprints, Starts 3/22/22
$ 30.00


March 2
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$30.00 – $605.00
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