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Estimating 1 & 2 - Sioux Falls, SD
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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.

4/11/2019 to 4/12/2019
When: April 11 & 12, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: Holiday Inn Express Empire Sioux Falls
2501 South Shirley Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota  57106
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.

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

Registration Pricing


$495 per person

$470 (Three or more attendees)


$745 per person