Tag: Metal Estimating Services

Structural Steel Estimating & Takeoff

How do you calculate steel? The Estimating Procedure Prepare your takeoff by grouping the steel by its grade. Group your material per section or member type. Continue grouping by the method of tied connection. Group structural steel by its location on the project. Maintain sequence of takeoff by columns and details. A steel estimator determines how […]

Takeoffs for Metal

This process is known as takeoff — or material takeoff (MTO) — and is an essential part of the estimating process. For a small one-off job, an experienced builder should be able to estimate the materials required in his or her head. Total Takeoffs is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) […]