Estimating Building Materials-Home Construction

This program presents rule-of-thumb techniques of estimating material needs for a deck system, exterior walls, interior walls, roofing, electrical systems, and plumbing systems. Basing the project on plans for a three-bedroom house, the video uses sophisticated computer animation to help clearly visualize the estimating process.

The program shows how to calculate square and linear footage; estimate amounts of sheathing, drywall, and siding; determine numbers of joists, studs, and beams; and assess wiring and plumbing needs. Easy-to-use formulas presented in a concise format make this video a great teaching aid for the very first step in construction work.

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Item #: 36064
Run Time: 26 Minutes
Spanish Version Available: Yes



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