Plan Reading and Material Takeoff: Builder's Essentials / Edition 1 available in Paperback
A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors based on the latest construction materials and methods.
Learn how to:
- read and interpret building plans
- create an accurate takeoff, using a complete set of working drawings.
Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. A checklist for each material division helps ensure that nothing is left out of your takeoff.
Includes a complete set of residential plans from Home Planners, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home plans. With a detailed material takeoff, from site work to electrical.
With over 160 illustrations, including commercial construction details.
About the Author
Wayne J. DelPico is an established residential and commercial contractor. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and is an instructor in the Northeastern Department of Building Design and Management.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Reading and Understanding Plans.
Chapter Two: Calculating Area and Volume.
Chapter Three: The Specifications.
Chapter Four: General Requirements (Division 1).
Chapter Five: Site Work (Division 2).
Chapter Six: Concrete (Division 3).
Chapter Seven: Masonry (Division 4).
Chapter Eight: Metals (Division 5).
Chapter Nine: Wood and Plastics (Division 6).
Chapter Ten: Thermal and Moisture Protection (Division 7).
Chapter Eleven: Doors and Windows (Division 8).
Chapter Twelve: Finishes (Division 9).
Chapter Thirteen: Specialties (Division 10).
Chapter Fourteen: Equipment (Division 11).
Chapter Fifteen: Furnishings (Division 12).
Chapter Sixteen: Special Construction (Division 13).
Chapter Seventeen: Conveying Systems (Division 14).
Chapter Eighteen: Mechanical (Division 15).
Chapter Nineteen: Electrical (Division 16).