Category: MEP Estimation

Commercial Estimating Services

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to determine the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. … They generally specialize in a particular product or industry. An average commercial steel building costs between $25 and $35 per square foot, including building package (I-Beams, purlins, […]

Freelancer Cost Estimator

Our estimators have extensive knowledge of market conditions and skills to perform accurate, timely, and thorough estimates with a special focus on precision and attention to detail. The use of the latest takeoff software like Planswift, Bluebeam, Xactimate, Trimble, FastPIPE, FastDUCT, and databases like RSMeans and Craftsman for pricing labor and material has enabled us […]

HVAC Estimating Services

An HVAC estimator analyzes the scope of a proposed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning project to create a detailed estimate of the project’s cost. As an HVAC estimator, you consider the cost of labor and materials and describe what is needed for your client’s consideration. Get to know more! How much does a new HVAC system […]

What is a Material Take Off in Construction?

Material take off (MTO) is a term used in engineering and construction, and refers to a list of materials with quantities and types (such as specific grades of steel) that are required to build a designed structure or item. This list is generated by analysis of a blueprint or other design document. In construction, a “takeoff” is the […]

Residential Takeoff services

“QTO” stands for quantity takeoff and it is basically a list of material quantities required to complete a construction project. The construction takeoff services are usually offered by professional estimators and can be outsourced from companies like QTO Estimating. Follow us! WHY IS RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ESTIMATION IMPORTANT? As most construction projects go over time and over […]

Painting Takeoff And Estimating Services

Painting Takeoff  Calculate how many gallons of paint you need for a residential or commercial project. Square Takeoff is designed to allow painting contractors to upload digital blueprints and complete an online takeoff™ 3x faster than simply doing it by hand. How to estimate painting jobs Visit the client’s space for a consultation and measurements. […]

Quantity Takeoff Explained

Quantity take-offs are a detailed measurement of materials and labor needed to complete a construction project. They are developed by an estimator during the pre-construction phase. This process includes breaking the project down into smaller and more manageable units that are easier to measure or estimate How do you do quantity takeoff? To produce a […]

The Basics of Material Estimating

Material estimation for construction works or projects deals with calculation of quantities of various materials, labors etc. required for construction. How do I calculate how much material I need? Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula: Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit […]


When it comes to concrete takeoff and concrete estimating, this includes studying every factor of a construction project that involves concrete. For instance, you need to calculate how much concrete will be needed, as well as the amounts of other materials such as rebar and reinforcing mesh. How to calculate concrete: Determine how thick you […]