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Field Takeoff
Measurements that are conducted on the premises. These are typically done in the absence of adequate drawings.


Purpose
Quantity takeoffs are required to produce estimates and budgets for maintenance and renewal projects.


Evaluation
Listed below are some of the merits and limitations of field takeoffs:
  • Can be more accurate than drawing takeoffs.
  • May be time consuming and expensive to complete
Tape measures for field takeoffs laser measure for quantity takeoff 
Fig. Left - Tape measures for field takeoffs. Right-  Laser measure for quantity takeoff.

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Fig. Walking wheel for quantity takeoffs in the field.

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