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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.

1/15/2019 to 1/17/2019
When: January 15-17, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: Best Western East Towne Suites
4801 Annamark Drive
Madison, Wisconsin  53704
United States
Contact: Connie Johnson

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*Please Note –

Estimating 1 & 2 is the same as the Blueprint Reading & Material Take-off class previously offered by NLA.

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 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

Class & Hotel Information

Class will be held at the:
Best Western East Towne Suites
4801 Annamark Drive
Madison WI 53704

A hotel room block is set up
for January 14-15-16 2019
: 608-244-2020 and ask for
the Northwestern Lumber block
rate of 
$75 single queen; $80 2-

Block expires: 12/24/2018.