Join Christopher Randall for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise takeoff sheet introduction, part of Construction Estimating Takeoff.
- [Instructor] Let's take a moment and look at the exercise file called Take Off Sheet we created. This file is meant to mimic a take off sheet that you would find in a construction office. These are normally pre-printed forms that you could get at an office supply store or blueprint supply store. There are spots on the form to fill out the project name, the area name, the system name or type, and the estimator responsible for its content. You could also put the page number in it as well.
The titles across the top identify what goes below. The item name or description, the quantity of that particular item, the price of that item, the item's unit of measurement and the extended amount. Also there is a labor unit column, labor unit of measurement column, and another extension column to multiply everything up. At the bottom of the form, you will see a spot to add up all of the total material and all of the labor hours.
Although this form does not contain any embedded formulas, you may choose to add them if you like to make your math much easier.