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Takeoff and Estimating for EIFS

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF A N D Q UICK BID FO R EIFS 1 Page On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid for Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems I n t h e e x t r e m e l y c o m p e t i t i v e E I F S t r a d e , e v e r y e f f i c i e n c y 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 — i s 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 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 w i n 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 . E IFS c ontrac tor s ope rate busine s se s of p re cise detail whe re ne a r ly eve r y a spe c t of a job is unique. Not long ago, this trade wa s c onside re d ex te r ior f inishing. Today, the se trade sme n a re dire c tly re sponsible for a signif ic a nt por tion of a building's e ne rgy ef f icie ncy a nd e nvironme ntal e nvelope. A s such, EIFS is no longe r one of the "be st ef for ts" trade. If EIFS me a sure s va r y from de sign spe cif ic ation, the re sults will be evide nt in the the r mal c omfor t of the building a nd its moisture rete ntion. With EIFS, ac curacy is re quire d throughout the e ntire c onstr uc tion p roc e s s, be ginning with a n ac curate take of f inte r pretation of drawings a nd de signs. Eve n with c omplete docume ntation, EIFS e stimator s fac e the challe nge of tr ying to c apture all of the c ompone nts that c omplete a syste m to wor k up a n ac curate e stimate. 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 ( TOE ) 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 n EIFS c ontrac tor c a n lose money before installing the f ir st she et of foa m cladding without ac curate TOE .

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