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Takeoff and Estimating for Walls & Ceilings Contractors

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF & Q UICK BID FO R WA LL S A N D CEILIN G S 1 Page W alls a nd c eilings c ontrac tor s ope rate busine s se s f ille d with details, whe re eve r y a spe c t of a job is unique. Not long ago, this trade only involve d c ove r ing studs a nd raf te r s. Today the se trade sme n install f irewalls, sound walls, smoke walls, a nd more sophistic ate d str uc ture s like positive -p re s sure walls to se al a nd ke e p out c onta mina nts from a nothe r sourc e. Spe cialt y c ontrac ting is now c ommon. In shor t, this trade ha s be c ome more c omplex a nd p re cise. To e nha nc e p roduc tivit y, re duc e wa ste a nd incre a se prof its, wall a nd c eiling c ontrac tor s inve st in te chnology a nd e quipme nt such a s automatic taping syste ms. Tools that imp rove ef f icie ncy a nd ef fe c tive ne s s a re not limite d to the c onstr uc tion site. T he dr ive for ac curacy be gins in the digital take of f inte r p retation of str uc tural /e ngine e r ing drawings a nd de signs to a s sure that all re quire d f inishe s a nd preve ntative solutions a re addre s se d up front. T his is the be st way to avoid unne c e s s a r y p roble ms down the road, such a s faile d inspe c tions, rewor k a nd p roje c t pe naltie s. On-Screen Takeoff & Quick Bid for Walls and Ceilings I n t h e h i g h l y c o m p e t i t i v e w o r l d o f t h e w a l l s a n d c e i l i n g s t r a d e , a l l e f f i c i e n c i e s t h a t c a n b e g a i n e d — f r o m t h e t a k e o f f p r o c e s s t h r o u g h b u i l d - o u t — a r e c r u c i a l t o a c o m p a n y 's b o t t o m l i n e . T h e s u c c e s s o f a p r o j e c t i s k n o w n e v e n b e f o r e a c o m p a n y a w a r d s t h e w o r k . I t a l l s t a r t s w i t h a h i g h - q u a l i t y b i d b u i l t o n t h e a c c u r a c y a n d t i m e l i n e s s o f a c o m p a n y 's t a k e o f f a n d e s t i m a t i o n p r o c e s s e s .

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