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Takeoff and Estimating for Fireproofing

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF & Q UICK BID FO R FIR EPRO O FIN G 1 Page On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid for Fireproofing T h e f i r e p r o o f i n g t r a d e i s f u n d a m e n t a l t o e v e r y m a j o r b u i l d i n g p r o j e c t t o d a y. F i r e p r o o f i n g c o n t r a c t o r s d e l i v e r c r i t i c a l d e s i g n a n d i n s t a l l a t i o n o f f i r e p r o t e c t i o n m e a s u r e s t h a t i n c r e a s e s a f e t y a n d r e d u c e d a m a g e i n c a s e a f i r e o c c u r s . F o r c o m p a n i e s i n t h i s t r a d e , t h e p r o f i t a b i l i t y o f a p r o j e c t i s o f t e n d e t e r m i n e d b e f o r e a c o m p a n y i s e v e n a w a r d e d 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 w i t h a c c u r a t e a n d t i m e l y d a t a w i t h d i g i t a l t a k e o f f a n d e s t i m a t i n g p r o c e s s e s . F ire p roof ing is not a "be st ef for ts" trade. If f ire p roof ing me a sure s dive r t from de sign spe cif ic ations or a re mis applie d, the re sulting f ire ratings may be le s s tha n what the ge ne ral c ontrac tor—a nd the law—re quire s, which c a n re sult in a faile d inspe c tion, f ine s, or wor se, c ata strophic da mage from f ire. A s a c onstr uc tion trade, f ire p roof ing is one of gre at detail whe re eve r y a spe c t of a job is cr ucial a nd unique. With f ire p roof ing, ac curacy is re quire d throughout the e ntire c onstr uc tion p roc e s s. It be gins with the ac curate take of f inte r pretation of str uc tural a nd e ngine e r ing drawings a nd de signs. T his is cr itic al to avoid unne c e s s a r y p roble ms, like faile d inspe c tions a nd p roje c t pe naltie s. Suc c e s sful c ontrac tor s unde r sta nd the funda me ntal impor ta nc e of the take of f a nd e stimating p roc e s se s. T he se ta sks a re the c or ne r stone of eve r y c onstr uc tion bid a nd have always be e n challe nging. In today's "low bid gets the job" ma r ketplac e, a f ire p roof ing c ontrac tor c a n lose money before the f ir st f ire ba r r ie r is installe d without ac curate take of f a nd e stimating.

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