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Dec 05

5 Best Distance Measuring Wheels for Site Surveyors and Estimators

5 Best Distance Measuring Wheels for Site Surveyors and Estimators A distance measuring wheel is a convenient tool for measuring long distances on site. This tool consists of a wheel, pole (steering or handle), kickstand and the meter (measuring dial). There are various types of measuring wheels, some with collapsible wheels which can be reduced …

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Nov 27

5 Best Construction Calculators for Estimators, Contractors and Architects

5 Best Construction Calculators for Estimators, Contractors and Architects A construction calculator is a handy tool that you would need if you are dealing with mathematical problems on site or in your office. This tool will be useful for estimators, quantity surveyors, architects, contractors and various trades such as carpentry, metalwork and plumbing. Estimators – …

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Nov 26

Top 10 Distance Laser Measuring Tools for Construction Estimators and Quantity Surveyors

The Top 10 Distance Laser Measuring Tools for Construction Estimators, Land and Quantity Surveyors   A distance laser measure also known as a range finder is a modern tool used by construction estimators and quantity surveyors to measure distance. The device can also measure area and volume, including Pythagorean triangles. If you are still using …

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Nov 06

QuickScale PDF Takeoff – How to Use the Calibration Tool to Find Exact Scale

QuickScale PDF Takeoff – How to Use the Calibration Tool to Find Exact Scale In order to extract quantities from an Architectural digital drawing or plan, you have to use onscreen digital takeoff software. Architectural plans are usually shared in PDF format, one of the most widely used files, and also the fact that most …

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Oct 26

QSPlus Deducting Openings from Walls and Finishes – “And-On” Feature

Using the “And-On” Feature on QSPlus for Deducting Openings When measuring Brickwork and Wall Finishes in an Elemental Estimate or Bills of Quantities, you measure the Gross Quantity, that is you don’t make adjustments for openings (windows, doors etc.) After you have finished measuring the items, you have to return to the Estimate to make …

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Sep 24

How to Apply & Qualify for a Home Improvement Loan

  Your home requires both short term and long term maintenance to increase its life span and maintain its market value. Failure to apply a proper maintenance schedule on your home may result in the physical deterioration of its elements as well as depreciation of its market value. This is not what a homeowner expects …

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Sep 09

10 Lending Companies & Banks to Get Home Improvement Loans – Building Finance

10 Lending Companies / Banks to Get Home Improvement Loans – Building Finance If you have plans to renovate your house or make changes to the interior design, one of the things that may hinder your plans is lack of financing. Unless you have surplus savings that are not attached to your household savings account, …

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Sep 06

How to Get Funding for a Construction Project

  Getting funding for a construction project can be tough or smooth depending on various factors such as your financial standing, creditworthiness, quality of your presentation and proposal. Every lender (or investor) wants to know what they are getting from a project or business plan. They are bound to ask you tough questions, test your …

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Sep 06

The Difference between an Estimate and Budget – Construction Cost

  A construction estimate is prepared in the early stages of a project before work on site begins. The process leading to a cost estimate begins with client consultation. As soon as the client lays down their building plans with an architect, he or she must take the blueprints to a quantity surveyor or professional …

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Sep 05

The Use of Bills of Quantities in Tender Pricing and Purchasing Materials

The Use of Bills of Quantities in Tender Pricing and Purchasing Materials A BOQ (Bills of Quantities) is a contract document prepared for tendering, project cost control and budgeting, but have you ever wondered why a BOQ is so lengthy, detailed and intimidating? If you curtail the lengthy item descriptions to short titles and strip …

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