Pre-Construction Detailing and Take-Off Specialist


Pre-Construction Detailing and Take-Off Specialist

Missoula MT

Sector: Mechanical Contractor

Category: HVAC, Construction, Services

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Pre-Construction Detailing and Take-Off Specialist: plays a crucial role in the early stages of a construction project. Their primary responsibilities involve preparing detailed drawings and estimating the quantities and costs of materials needed for the construction. Here’s a detailed look at what this role entails:


Detailed Drawings and Plans:

Create accurate and detailed construction drawings using software like AutoCAD, Revit, or other Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools.

Ensure all plans comply with local building codes, regulations, and project specifications.

Work closely with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to refine and adjust designs as needed.

Quantity Take-Off:

Perform quantity take-offs to determine the amounts of materials needed for a project.

Utilize software such as Bluebeam, PlanSwift, or On-Screen Takeoff to extract material quantities from construction drawings.

Ensure all calculations are precise and account for all aspects of the construction process.

Cost Estimation:

Develop detailed cost estimates for materials, labor, and other project expenses.

Use cost databases and historical data to provide accurate and realistic estimates.

Work with suppliers and subcontractors to obtain quotes and pricing information.

Collaboration and Communication:

Communicate effectively with project managers, clients, and other stakeholders to provide updates and clarify any questions regarding the plans and estimates.

Attend meetings and site visits to understand project scope and constraints better.

Collaborate with other team members to ensure consistency and accuracy in all documentation.

Documentation and Reporting:

Prepare and maintain comprehensive records of all drawings, take-offs, and estimates.

Produce detailed reports and summaries for project managers and clients.

Ensure all documentation is organized and accessible for future reference.

Skills and Qualifications Technical Skills:

Proficiency in CAD software (AutoCAD, Revit) and take-off software (Bluebeam, PlanSwift, On-Screen Takeoff).

Strong understanding of construction methods, materials, and building codes.

Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings.

Analytical Skills:

Excellent mathematical skills for precise quantity and cost calculations.

Attention to detail to ensure accuracy in drawings and estimates.

Communication Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication skills for clear reporting and collaboration.

Ability to explain complex information in a way that is easily understood by all stakeholders.

Organizational Skills:

Effective time management and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Strong organizational skills to maintain detailed records and documentation.


Typically, a background in construction management, architecture, engineering, or a related field.

Several years of experience in construction detailing and estimating.

Tools and Software:

CAD Software: AutoCAD, Revit

Take-Off Software: Bluebeam, PlanSwift, On-Screen Takeoff

Project Management Tools: Microsoft Project, Primavera

Cost Estimation Software: RSMeans, CostX

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