Category: Outsourcing

Construction estimators produce and revise estimates for a project. They are familiar with the design and expenses incurred in the project.

Structural Steel Estimating

Structural steel is normally priced by weight, so having a firm idea of what structural sections will be used and the meaning of the lettering of each section is important for developing an accurate estimate. Get to know more. Metal Fabrication Costs One ton of steel costs about $400. To have this fabricated and one coat of […]

Estimating Finish Carpentry

How do you calculate carpentry estimate?

Estimate the amount of hours it will take to complete the job, and multiply that by the amount you need to charge per hour (such as $35 per hour). Add the cost of the materials, and multiply this number by 15 percent. To get the total amount, add the cost of materials and the amount you are […]

What is a BOM (Bill of Materials)? and Why do I Need One?

A bill of materials or product structure is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product. A BOM may be used for communication between manufacturing partners or confined to a single manufacturing plant. Why is a bill of material important? BoMs […]

How much does it cost to remodel a 5×7 bathroom?

A typical 5×7 bathroom remodel costs $4,200 to $9,600. Small bathroom renovations cost $2,000 to $5,000. One-day bath or shower remodels from Rebath or Bath Planet cost $4,000 to $10,000. The average cost to remodel a 5×7 bathroom ranged between $3,500 to $7,000. A 5×7 bathroom totals 35 square feet. This is typically the smallest full bathroom […]

Residential Estimating

PORTFOLIO OF RESIDENTIAL ESTIMATING SERVICES PROJECTS Single-Family Residential Houses Multi-Family Residential Houses Duplex/Triplex Houses Custom homes Modular homes Apartments Bungalows Townhouses Mansions Condominium Home additions Home Improvements Remodeling What is residential estimating? For planning the construction of residential buildings, a proper cost estimate gives the idea of the potential costs that helps calculate markups, allocate […]

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 […]

Material Takeoffs service: What Is It?

What is QTO? “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. Material take-off (MTO) is a term used in engineering and construction and refers to a […]