Learn about length-based measurements, adding a count component, and rise and fall.
- [Instructor] Materials are measured in…different units, normally on a per quantity.…Typical Roman numerals call out the quantity.…For instance, 100 of a certain material…is designated by the letter C.…And 1,000 of a certain material…is designated by the letter M.…Let me show this to you and…how it will look on a worksheet.…I'm going to enter on one-half EMT conduit.…And a quantity of 175 feet.…
I'll fill in the price in a moment.…For now, I'm going to use the designator C…so that I know that I'm dealing with 100-piece quantities.…Now I'll put in some wire.…Let's say 450 feet.…Wire is typically measured and counted…in the thousands, so I'll use the designation M.…We're going to come back and price…and extend these in just a moment.…
In addition, we're going to put C and M…in these columns as well.…Something you should know about the labor columns.…The labor units are normally taken from a…trade publication from a particular trade group…or national labor units manual.…It's the estimators job to find the correct…corresponding material and labor units…
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