CSI’s 2018 MasterFormat Divisions 31, 32, & 33
Division 31 - Earthwork
Earthwork shoring, underpinning, excavation support and protection are often critical concerns on urban infill projects. Even on greenfield developments, accounting for soil stabilization, off-gassing mitigation, and erosion and sedimentation control can carry risk and large financial commitments. Impulse Takeoff will deliver absolute confidence in the quantities calculated by understanding what you want to know and how you want to know it.
Excavation takeoff groupings include land clearing, grubbing, earthwork, digging ponds, cut/fill, finegrading, miscellaneous excavation, and import/export materialst, removal, or relocation. We have calculated rock stabilization, soil reinforcements, slope protection, retaining walls, cofferdams and load-bearing piles of all sorts. Our consultant will be building a relationship based on what matters to you, how you want quantities presented, and the clearest set of desired documentation. Takeoff reporting will include a marked-up pdf detailing calculated areas, along with a spreadsheet of the required material counts, and backup documentation.
When it comes to accurate calculations in Division 31, Impulse Takeoffs digs deep. Public or private, big or small, fast, accurate, and always available, bid and build confidently with Impulse Takeoffs on your side.
Division 32 - Exterior Improvements
Exterior Improvements broadly covers many site elements from concrete & asphalt paving, curb & gutter, sidewalks, handicap ramps, driveways, athletic and recreational surfacing, turfs and grasses, irrigation, and fencing. Landscaping elements in Division 32 include planting, soil preparation and stabilization, and even environmental considerations like wetlands restoration. It takes a collection of skilled artisans to construct exterior improvements that stand the test of time. With Impulse Takeoffs on your team, you can focus on what you do best and leave the quantities to us.
Landscaping, site furnishings, flexible paving, and other materials are continually evolving. Building a relationship, project-by-project, will refine the details in your reporting. Calculating accurate quantities without unnecessary information comes from asking the right questions and listening carefully. Our reporting will include a spreadsheet of the required material counts along with a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated and all backup documentation covering assumptions and logic.
Big or small, public or private, exterior improvements covers a lot of ground in an industry where innovation happens every day. Stay on top of Division 32, Exterior Improvements, with Impulse Takeoffs in your corner.
Division 33 - Utilities
Utility infrastructure is complicated, expensive, and difficult to correct after it is installed. Covering all of a site and building’s utilities from storm sewer, roof drains, water piping, and storage tanks to sanitary sewage, gas, electrical, steam, and communications, Division 33 leaves little room for error. Impulse Takeoffs will invest in understanding what matters to you specifically and tailor our reporting accordingly.
Many utility scopes have to respond to specific jurisdictional requirements in addition to the information defined in the specifications. Areas like stormwater management can involve complex pumping stations, outlet structures, and filters. Communications and electrical utilities involve many ancillary components beyond cabling and wiring like towers, hardware and control systems. The consultant working with you will become an extension of your estimating effort, delivering quantities in your format. A spreadsheet of the required material counts, a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated and all backup documentation covering assumptions and logic will be included in the reporting.
Big or small, simple or complex, the is no room for inaccuracy in Division 33 materials calculations. Order and build with confidence with Impulse Takeoffs on your team.
Word from Our Clients
Going the extra mile
We have undertaken a very expensive experiment over the past 6 months. We handed the same projects to several different local and online takeoff and estimating services to find out who was the best fit for our company. Honesty, accuracy, and a willingness to help us customize the data we need to be most competitive was our criteria. Impulse Takeoffs stood out head and shoulder against all competition and has earned our trust and business. We have a winner!
Focus on Business Development
Our Firm has been working with Paul and his team for about 6 months now. It has been a major asset in allowing us to keep management in the field and Quality Control at a high level. Their product is done in a clear and easy to interpret format that allows us to quickly get all the footages and take-off info that we need
Overflow Estimating Services
After considering a number of estimating companies we chose Impulse Takeoffs primarily because they were local. After working with them for a few months we came to really appreciate their fast turn times and good communication. They have really come through for us while we went without a chief estimator for several months.”
Fast Turnaround & Scalability
Every opportunity is different. Sometimes things have to be turned around in a few days, other times 24-hours. Impulse Takeoffs never fails to respond, and I am not waiting two or three days for answers. Using Impulse Takeoffs, I save the expense of another full-time employee yet always have access to just the right amount of additional capacity in estimating.
It has been a pleasure getting to know him and working with him. He understands we are all aiming for the same goal in takeoffs but go about it in different ways. This means his takeoffs may need to be adjusted to suite my needs rather than what may have been done for another company with the same trade. These are the kind of people I take pleasure in working with.
Custom Designed Estimating Spreadsheet
After only working with Paul a short time, I decided to build an extensive Excel spreadsheet for pricing and purchasing and Paul has been right on board. His extensive knowledge of Excel has been a tremendous help. He has not only taught me to do the majority of it by myself he has been on call to assist early in the morning and late into the night. There were just some complex formulas I could not figure out and Paul handled them easily.
Impulse Takeoffs is a value compared to the cost of a full-time employee. Their professionals read the plans and produce the calculations exactly as I want them, and the hours are allocated as needed to meet my actual workload.
Time & Money Savings
Using Impulse Takeoffs, we confidently propose on more projects and win more work. It really frees up my project managers to be in the field overseeing the work instead of at a desk doing takeoffs. It saves us time and money and helps us concentrate our most valuable resources where we need them.
Accuracy in quantities is definitely important and the backup is always just what I’m asking for. Sending their calculations on to my supplier is basically a copy/paste exercise that really doesn’t involve a lot of risk on my part with Impulse Takeoffs on board.
We specialize in custom residential and historic repaint projects that require very high-touch attention to detail. Impulse Takeoffs allows me to invest my time and energy in customer satisfaction rather than doing drywall calculations.
Custom Formatted Takeoffs
Obviously, all of this involves a lot of money and a fair amount of risk for the contractor regardless if you are building a high-rise in New York City or hanging drywall in Kansas. Impulse Takeoffs’ willingness to deliver quantity calculations using my logic, my assumptions, and my level of detail allows me to see apples-to-apples against the calculations we are generating in-house.