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Estimating 1-2-3 -Coralville IA
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Learn how to read blueprints and do a material take-off. Discover short-cut formulas that will speed up the material take-off process. Estimating 3 takes students beyond to the basic construction take-off. Students choose which days to attend – day 1 & 2 or day 2 & 3 or all three days.

11/13/2018 to 11/15/2018
When: November 13-14-15, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: Country Inn & Suites
2571 Heartland Place
Coralville, Iowa  52241
United States
Contact: Connie Johnson

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*Please Note – If students are not familiar with interpreting blueprints, using scales and general construction terminology they must take Introduction to Residential Construction and Blueprint Reading prior to attending this workshop.

Estimating 1 - Introduction to Residential Construction & Blueprint Reading 

With an emphasis on how products sold everyday are used on the job site, participants will become familiar with residential construction processes, industry terminology, interpreting house plans and using scales.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Product applications from foundation through finish
  • Construction definitions and industry terminology
  • Lumber grades and span tables
  • Building material math - board footage square footage and applying conversion factors
  • Blueprint reading
  • Using architectural and layout scales
  • Estimating decks and railing

Estimating 2 - Residential Material Take-Off

This session will lead attendees through the process of completing a material take-off of residential structures. Emphasis is placed on developing a consistent method for measuring and applying formulas to produce an efficient take-off,

Topics Covered Include:

  • Floor framing
  • Wall construction
  • Roof system
  • Siding & exterior trim

Estimating 3 – Advance Residential Material Take-Off

The workshop will progress beyond basic house design and focus on some of the more difficult areas of completing framing take-offs including Irregular layouts, doors, windows and millwork.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Insulation & wallboard
  • Irregular floor and roof lines with over-framing
  • intersecting roof lines with over-framing
  • Stick-framed roofs including hip, valley, and jack rafters
  • Multi-pitched roofs
  • Vaulted walls and ceilings, rake framing

Additional time will be included for doors, windows and millwork.

**ESTIMATING 3 cannot be taken as a stand-alone class

Registration &
Hotel Information

Registration Pricing


Day 1 & 2 - $495
Day 1 & 2 (Three or more) - $470
Day 2 & 3 - $495
Day 2 & 3 (Three or more) - $470
All 3 Days - $695
All 3 days (Three or more) $670


Day 1 & 2 - $745
ay 2 & 3 - $745
All 3 Days - $945

Hotel Block 

Country Inn & Suites
2571 Heartland Place
Coralville, IA 52241


Block Rate: $88.00+ taxes

Expires: 10/12/2018