Builder’s Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff by Wayne J. Del Pico [PDF]

A Complete Resource for Residential and Light Commercial Contractors — based on the latest construction materials and methods.
Learn how to:

read and interpret building plans
create an accurate takeoff, using a complete set of working drawings.
Each chapter covers a major construction division, such as concrete, masonry and carpentry — and uses plans, details and tables to illustrate plan reading and takeoff procedures. A checklist for each material division helps ensure that nothing is left out of your takeoff.

Includes a complete set of residential plans from Home Planners, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of home plans. With a detailed material takeoff, from site work to electrical.