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Analysis of the "Taking Off Process" in Technical Drawings

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  1. Bill preparation
  2. Construction costs
  3. Client's perspective
  4. Contractor's Perspective
  5. Subcontractors
  6. Materials
  7. Plant
  8. Labour
  9. Operational work as well as project management
  10. Law

Taking off list happens to be a procedure for analysing of technical drawings as well as specifications for the identification of elements. The lists have to include each building element right from the largest to the smallest. Nowadays, the growth of computerised measurements as well as billing systems has made this typical process less common, but it is still under application. The document used in tendering process within construction projects is the Bill of Quantities. In this document, parts, labour and materials are itemized. In addition, the document details conditions and terms of a construction contract as well as itemises the whole work of sub-contractors to price.

[...] RICS new measurement rules is a document that provides some guidance on the qualification on works of building cost estimation and cost planning purposes. IT details specifications as well as method of the manner in which every item within the industry of construction is supposed to be measured. In addition, it covers every phase within a proposed building project. Information presentation is done within classification tables that give information on a specific item that is to be taken off. Using RICS new measurement rules ensures that every construction project is taken off within a similar standard order as well as facilitates consistency throughout the construction industry. [...]

[...] Retrieved from Vernon, J. E. (2003). Competitive Processes in Government Contracting: The FAR Part 15 Process Model and Process Inefficiency. Retrieved from Vertigraph Inc. (2015). What is the taking off process? [...]

[...] It makes it possible for easy identification and carrying out of material ordering. Plant In a proposed development project, taking off process is quite useful when receiving quotations for lease, purchase and hire of equipment and plant. A choice between purchasing and renting is determined financially normally to see its viability. This is founded upon a given plant's expected use. Taking off process must be precise while the correct information needs to be sent (Construction Chat, 2013). Labour In the forecasting of labour costs, taking off process can assist. [...]

[...] In working out target costs, take off list is quite essential. Adoption of estimated costs is done based on onsite construction operations costs. Budget costs attempt to relate to actual tasks taking place on site. Within the bill, an estimator will use average output for a particular item. Such costs get be separately analysed, depending on work type as well as the difficulty. Budge cost utilize estimator's average rate as basis, however, this will vary relatively towards actual expected achievement. [...]

[...] This paper looks at all possible uses as well as purposes of the taking off process within the administration of all phases of a proposed development or construction project. First, it will look at the manner in which taking off process is represented within the Bill of Quantities as well as where it may be utilized. This involves measurement dimensions as well as descriptions compilation from drawing and specification. Secondly, the paper looks at taking off process in bill preparation, which includes squaring dimensions, entering descriptions and abstracting, and billing. Taking off list happens to be symbiotic with the new measurement rules of RICS. [...]