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Material Takeoff Services: Determining the Quantity of Materials

Are you losing out on your bid after bid due to wrong calculations of cost and quantities? Is your business lagging behind your competitors? Now is the time to outsource your material takeoff services to professionals. We at Federal Estimating provide top-of-the-line material takeoff services without exceeding your budget. With our material takeoff services, you can rest assured that you will receive an accurate estimate of the materials required for your project.

Our experienced estimators use state-of-the-art software and the latest industry knowledge to ensure that all materials are accounted for, from the smallest bolt to the largest steel beam. Our material takeoff services are suitable for various construction projects, including residential, commercial, and industrial. What’s more? We can provide detailed material takeoffs for different construction disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural.

So, why settle for inaccurate quantities, wrong types, and faulty costs? Trust Federal Estimating for premium material takeoff services at reasonable rates.

Secure Your Next Bids with Professional Material Takeoff Services

Do you know there are 3,787,470 construction businesses in the USA currently? And experts predict 3 % growth in coming years. In the dynamic world of construction, companies strive hard to win projects. So, how would you ensure your success in such a competitive market? Yeah, you got the right point_ with the accurate calculations of cost and material takeoffs.

According to bidding experts, a contractor’s chances to win the bid increase greatly if his estimates are accurate, up-to-date, and compliant with international standards. Moreover, a professional contractor keeps his client’s budget and requirements in mind to prepare a bid. But how would you claim that your costs are precise and accurate? That’s where Federal estimating comes in to help you win every bid confidently without breaking the bank. With our special material takeoff and construction estimating services, you can have a leg up on your competitors.

How to Get Started with Us

If you’re looking to start with Federal Estimating for our material takeoff services, we’ve made the process straightforward. Our professionals are available 24/7 to help you with all your construction material estimation needs.

The first step is to submit your drawing plans. You can do this by sending us your plans and drawings through email at (sales@federalestimating.com) or by calling us at +1 512 879 1649. You can use any file-sharing platform, such as Dropbox, Plans Portal, or any preferred file-sharing service.

Once we receive your plans and drawings, we’ll analyze them and provide a quote based on the invoice, turnaround time, and delivery date. After mutually agreeing on the selection, you can pay via Debit card, Credit card, or PayPal. After receiving the payment, we will start working on your material takeoff services.

After we complete the material takeoff, you will receive an estimate in EXCEL format. We offer both our standard template and customized templates based on your preference. Moreover, you will clearly understand the exact quantity of materials required for your construction project.

Federal Estimating has been providing material takeoff services for many years. Our professionals have the technical knowledge and experience to provide accurate and reliable estimates. We strive to ensure that you receive the best possible service and value for your money. So, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re here to help you with all your material takeoff needs.

What Types of Material Takeoff Services Can Our Professionals Provide?

At Federal Estimating, we offer professional material takeoff services for a wide range of categories. Our team of experts can provide detailed and accurate estimates for your construction projects, ensuring you have the right materials and supplies to complete your job. Some of the categories we cover include:

  • Roofing takeoff
  • Drywall takeoff
  • Insulation takeoff
  • Millwork takeoff
  • Doors & window takeoff
  • Cabinet takeoff
  • Wall covering
  • Site work takeoffs
  • Flooring takeoff
  • Concrete takeoff
  • Masonry takeoff
  • Painting takeoff
  • Lumber takeoff
  • Precast takeoff
  • Electric
  • Sod
  • Plumbing
  • Finishes
  • Stucco takeoff
  • Metal framing takeoff
  • Reinforcing steel takeoff 
  • Electric

Which Software Solutions Do We Utilize?

We understand that utilizing software in material takeoffs is crucial for the accuracy and efficiency of the process. We rely on cutting-edge technology to provide our clients with the highest quality service possible. We use a variety of software programs to help us perform material takeoffs, including:

  • Trimble Accubid
  • Cost Works
  • FastPIPE
  • Xactimate 
  • Bluebeam Revu
  • Planswift
  • RS Means
  • FastDUCT
  • Quest Estimating

These programs allow us to quickly and accurately measure and quantify materials, minimizing the risk of errors and ensuring that our estimates are as precise as possible. In addition to utilizing state-of-the-art software, we also place a high priority on staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and advancements.

That’s why we invest in regular training and continuing education for our team of professionals, ensuring that we’re always utilizing the most effective and efficient tools available. By using the most advanced software and staying at the forefront of our field, we can provide our clients with the highest level of service and the most accurate estimates possible.

How Does Digital Takeoff Work?

Federal Estimating offers a state-of-the-art digital takeoff service that streamlines the process of measuring quantities and reduces the likelihood of errors that can occur with manual takeoff methods. Our team employ the latest digital software, such as Planswift, to import drawing plans and perform takeoffs using a simple point-and-click process.

Our digital takeoff process uses CAD files, blueprints, and digital measurement tools. With Planswift, we can easily measure dimensions, areas, and volumes and calculate quantities and costs for a range of construction materials, such as drywall, concrete, and steel.

We accept drawing plans in various formats, including TIF, TIFF, PDF, DXF, DWF, DWG, PLN, JPG, JPEG, CPC, OSX, DJVU, and CAL, ensuring that our clients can easily provide us with the necessary information to perform accurate takeoffs.

Overall, our digital takeoff services provide a fast, reliable, and accurate way to measure quantities and offer cost estimates for construction projects. With our expertise in digital takeoffs and access to cutting-edge software, we can help our clients save time, reduce costs, and make more informed decisions throughout the construction process.


What is your response time?

Our response time varies depending on the type of takeoff required and the project’s complexity. We aim to complete the takeoff within 24 to 48 hours after receiving a full set of drawings for residential projects. We can typically complete the takeoff the next day after receiving the pictures for concrete and masonry projects. Similarly, we aim to finish the takeoff within two days for lumber and slab through lintel projects. Our team typically requires three days to complete the takeoff for slab through lintel projects. In the commercial sector, there is more variety in the type and scope of projects we work on, and our response time can vary accordingly.

Do you guarantee accuracy?

Yes, we guarantee accuracy in our material takeoff services. Our team of experienced estimators uses industry-standard software and methods to ensure precise measurements and calculations. We also conduct regular quality checks and review processes to maintain the highest level of accuracy in our estimates. Our track record of successful launches and satisfied clients is a testament to our commitment to accuracy and precision.

Have your solutions budget-friendly solutions?

Yes, we offer budget-friendly solutions for material takeoff services. Our quantity takeoffs can cost as little as $200 for a single transaction, depending on the complexity of your company. Additionally, we provide monthly specials on material takeoffs that may save you up to 50% off the estimated cost.

How will you deliver my estimates?

We will deliver your estimates in EXCEL spreadsheets. The estimate will include item description, quantity, the unit of measurement, and location. The material takeoff services can be organized in CSI MasterFormat, Uniformat, by cost code, or by construction phase. We can also use your customized format to deliver accurate material takeoff per your requirements.

How does the software work?

Our material takeoff software, PlanSwift, utilizes a database of construction items and quantities to generate accurate and detailed lists of materials required for a project. We input architectural and engineering plans into our software to extract amounts of all materials needed for construction. The software integrates cutting-edge tools such as digitizers, laser measuring devices, and scanning technologies. It helps us ensure our material takeoff services are accurate and provide the most competitive price estimates for the client’s project.