Doing a smart construction takeoff starts first with using the right software. There are many choices out there, including doing the takeoff by hand, so picking the right one can make all the difference.

For doing a takeoff of any size or complexity, using software is a very smart choice. This is because the software can do what humans are not great at and that is the math and tracking of materials. We may think we are good at these things but study after study has shown we make errors at a much greater rate than computer.

In fact, computer do not really make any errors, the only errors found are again based on the human entering the numbers.

However, what the computers are not able to do is determine what needs to entered, or how best to handle unforeseen issues. This is why computer will never completely remove us from the process.

This is why the smart way to produce a takeoff is to use construction software as a tool. Allow it to do what it is best at, the math, and leave you to solve problems.

In this way, the time to do takeoffs can be reduced while at the same time the accuracy can be increased.

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