Are you looking for concrete estimating service or concrete take-off for your projects? If you don’t have time to estimate concrete jobs yourself then look no further. QTO Estimating is a simple solution to all your concrete estimating headaches. Our professional concrete estimators have years of experience in estimating not only concrete but also its related items like rebar and formwork. We have worked on thousands of residential and commercial concrete construction projects and produced reliable estimates for sub-contractors as well as GC’s. Simply email us the project plans and we will reply you back with pricing and turnaround time for concrete estimate.
Concrete is widely used in the construction industry and its a key material required for the construction of the building as well as civil works. The accurate estimation of concrete quantity is very important and a basic step for bidding on a new job or tender. For complex projects, it becomes complicated to do the concrete takeoff or measuring the cubic yardage of concrete required for a construction project. More importantly, if there are concrete pavements of varying dimensions and thicknesses. There might be a case where a lot of cast-in-place concrete is required to construct the building foundation (raft, piles or grade beams etc.). Moreover, accurately doing the concrete estimate for the structural walls, beams, and columns, etc. is also not just a piece of cake. So outsourcing concrete estimating stuff from professionals like QTO Estimating is a wise choice.
Estimating rebar and formwork required for concrete casting works is another daunting task faced by general contractors and sub-contractors. We are here to take all the estimating headache and provide you the quantities such as;
- How much cubic yard or cubic feet of concrete is required?
- How many square footages of 4″ concrete pavement to be poured?
- Concrete curb lengths and pouring quantity in CF.
- Excavation and Backfill quantity for building foundations.
- The lengths in feet and weight in pound of main bars and traverse steel bars.
- The SFCA measurement of formwork required for pouring.
- control joints and expansion joints lengths taken at reasonable spacing.
- Material and labor costs for all concrete works.
- other related items.
Its worth mentioning that we mention important parameters like PSI strength of concrete, grade & number of steel rebars, type of expansion joints, relevant thicknesses of concrete slabs in our concrete estimating spreadsheet. Moreover, our takeoff sheets are fully customizable. We can easily adapt to your concrete estimating requirements and needs. We have a team of certified concrete estimators who follow the standard estimating guidelines and standards provided by credible US organizations such as American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) and Project Management Institute (PMI).
CONCRETE PROJECTS ESTIMATED BY US
- Residential Apartments
- Commercial Buildings
- Single/Multi Family Residences
- Schools Construction
- Office Projects
- Parks Development
- Shopping Malls
- Site Development
SAMPLE CONCRETE ESTIMATES
We have estimated hundreds of concrete construction projects that include residential and commercial concrete estimates. A few of our concrete estimating example spreadsheets along with their markups in PDF are provided below;
WHY OUTSOURCE CONCRETE ESTIMATES
As a general contractor or sub-contractor, if you want to win more bids then of course you will have to place more bids. Bidding more jobs is important but even more important thing is to estimate the job accurately. Placing a bid which is based on accurate material and cost estimate will increase your chances of winning projects.
You can outsource concrete estimating services from QTO Estimating to have your bid closest to the clients budget. This way you will not only end up winning the project with a huge profit but you will also be saving your time, money and resources. We have designed an estimating methodology that is effective, accurate and quick. We value the overall time and money spent by our clients. With our help, you can just focus on the construction and design process while we handle the overall estimation of your projects.
LOCAL ZIP CODE-BASED PRICING
Our cost database and premium services like RSMeans are outstanding resources that we use to estimate projects as per the local material and labor pricing. We know the local pricings in various US states and verify the rates to come up with an accurate cost estimate.
SAVE MONEY WITH QTO ESTIMATING
Concrete suppliers and contractors believe in QTO Estimating because of our accuracy and fast delivery of estimates. Our estimates increase your chances of winning bids as we use advance estimating software like Planswift and Bluebeam to prepare estimates of all concrete related works. Most of the construction estimating softwares are very expensive and requires a lot of effort and money to master the software. We have all the tools with us and you do not need to buy any expensive software/tools for yourself. As a builder, you should focus on the actual construction project rather than wasting money on buying software and then training employees to use that software.
Before starting concrete construction, it is very important to have a bill of quantity (BOQ) or concrete takeoff for a project. Apart from this it also helps in estimating the project budget. The construction material takeoff also indicates how much material will be required and how much raw material you should have in stock. This will be very important for the construction companies because it ensures that the supply chain runs smoothly and work never stops at any given time.
HOW DO WE PREPARE CONCRETE TAKEOFFS
Our team of professionals doesn’t only rely on the manual method of estimation. We use the latest software like planswift, bluebeam and on-screen takeoffs to scale the plans and measure various concrete items as per the given drawing scale. This helps us in estimating quickly how much concrete is required for foundations, pavements etc. Moreover, we also verify the quantities manually before putting the values in excel spreadsheet. Some contractors think that buying an estimating software will help them get accurate results for concrete estimation, however, it is not true in all cases. Operating software requires a lot of effort, skill and time so its recommended to take help from professional estimating companies to provide an accurate concrete estimate.
We provide concrete estimating for residential and commercial building projects that include site works concreting as well as concrete for foundations, beams and columns. Our company has devised a way where our team does manual estimation and takes help with software. By the end of the process both manual results and on-screen takeoffs are compared. Finally the material takeoff sheet is prepared and submitted along with the PDF markups as you can see in the above picture.
What IS INCLUDED IN OUR CONCRETE ESTIMATES
We provide detailed concrete estimates in our spreadsheets that include cubic yards of concrete required for various construction items. These include;
- Pile Foundations
- Precast Panels
- Concrete Curbs
- Concrete Stairs
- Beams and Columns
- Concrete Slabs
Within our concrete estimating services, we provide an estimation of concrete slabs, grade beams, concrete footings and concrete driveway estimates etc.. This service is provided for both residential and commercial construction projects. In addition to this, we also provide an overall estimate for all concrete related items such as;
- Steel Rebar
- Steel Wire mesh
- Stirrups & Dowels
- Ties & Anchors
- Excavation & Backfill
- Expansion Joints
- Control Joints
OUR SERVICE REGIONS
QTO Estimating offers quantity takeoff service and concrete estimating service to home owners, builders and general contractors nationwide. We have been serving our customers throughout the US states including New York, California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, Utah, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho, Minnesota, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, Alabama, Connecticut, Nevada, Iowa, Hawaii and Maine.
Its very easy to get concrete estimates from QTO Estimating. Email us the project plans and the scope of works in order to get an estimate for your next concrete job. Alternatively, you can also email us the RFQ or drawings link through email and mention the items that you want to include or exclude. After reviewing the drawings, we will send you a quote including the pricing and turnaround time to complete the estimate. After the approval of the same, we will start working on the project. Our final product includes a detailed concrete estimating spreadsheet in excel along with color-coded PDF markups of your project.
If you have any questions or queries regarding our concrete estimating services then feel free to reach us. One of our representatives will be in touch with you shortly.