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Material Takeoffs from Blueprints

October 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$425 – $550

Material Takeoffs from Blueprints


October 24, November 7, 14 & 21, 2019 / 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Estimate Quantities Accurately Each TimeBlueprint Seminars at ABC Keystone

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.

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 & suppliers
  • Gain practice with lumber framing, insulation, roofing, siding, wallboards & decks
  • Hands-on, interactive lessons help you gain confidence as you undertake real world scenarios

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.

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. Can you read Blueprints and interpret how it applies to the job you are working on? Do you know how to apply the Blueprint information towards determining costs for labor and materials? If not, you need to take 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 30 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.

Preferred registration date: October 17, 2019

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.

Price includes: Textbook; Please bring architectural scale + calculator

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 Michele at 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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October 24, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$425 – $550
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Michele Cook


ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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