Old 08-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Ecoworksebr Ecoworksebr is offline
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First commercial job

This will be our first commercial installation. we have almost everything narrowed down except for the installation of the sod. Plan was originally quoted by design firm to have 660 sq yards of sod installed. I have done my best to figure total area and get around double from the plan which show areas to be sodded. Can someone with more experience with estimating accurately give me a better idea of the size of this job. This help would be greatly appreciated and valued. Thank you for your guy's time in advance.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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Its just length x width dude...If you had a planometer(sp?) you could trace the edges with the scale plugged in.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:09 PM
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Who cares what someone else said, if you can not handle your own calculations then this job is out of your league. Screw it up and your looking at a major problem with the business owner.
Where is that one tool, that I left... At the one job.... Or maybe the other? Where am I? Whose truck is this?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:12 PM
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I tried looking at the plans but they are blurry and small. Label dimensions and re post. I don't know what you are asking really either? It is basic area calculation, so what you come up with is what it must be if you has checked it over. Sometimes working plans just dont work out
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:16 PM
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it should be in the $20 to $22 thousand range.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:33 PM
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price it on your number, if you get the job, and you were right - WIN. if you price it on their number and they were wrong - FAIL
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:53 AM
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I didn't post to be flamed or for people to jump right to rude. I think I need to explain a bit better. I checked my math had someone else do it as well. But whoever said planimeter thank you. Found a digital one online, very simple to use. I was using a plan drawn by design firm. With their schedule and numbers but it didnt add up to the plan because with a 1"=20ft conversion on plan I was coming up with double the sod. Discovered the discrepancy was not my math but the ratio is a 1"=10ft . I was really confused for a while how they came up with their numbers. Thank you for your comments.
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