Quantity Takeoff

Quantity Takeoff in the construction industry is the process of extracting and quantifying materials and items needed for a construction project from architectural and engineering drawings. This detailed procedure involves measuring, counting, and listing every material and component required to complete the project, allowing for an accurate estimation of costs. Quantity takeoffs are fundamental for creating budgets, bidding on projects, and purchasing materials. The accuracy of a quantity takeoff directly impacts the financial and operational efficiency of a construction project, making it a critical step in the pre-construction phase.