Advanced Blueprint Reading : Cedar Falls


  • Mar 26, 2021 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM


  • Holiday Inn & Suites / Bien Venu Event Center
  • 740 Hudson Road
  • Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Fee Type of Fee
$225 MBI Members
$300 Construction Update Subscribers & Non-Members

Boost Your Understanding of Blueprint Reading, Quantity Take-off's and Estimating.

Presenter : Brad Perkins – Iowa State University  

This course will be delivered at an intermediate to advanced level so familiarity with commercial plans, specs, and the RSMeans manual is necessary for the attendee to capture the greatest value. In the morning, we will dive into an extensive concrete take-off activity, and in the afternoon we will participate in an extensive interior finishes take-off activity. Though past attendance of MBI’s Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction series is not required, we do suggest that attendees have a medium to high level of understanding of blueprint reading.

• Identify key issues relating to plan reading for structural and architectural plan sets in a commercial building
• Demonstrate an understanding of quantity take-off for concrete
• Demonstrate an understanding of quantity take-off for interior finishes
• Develop a basic understanding of estimating using the RS Means manual, including material, labor, equipment, profit and overhead costs
• Develop an estimate for a commercial concrete project
• Develop an estimate for a commercial interior finishes project

Master Builders Designation Credits: Project Management - 7