This program presents rule-of-thumb techniques of estimating material needs for a deck system, exterior walls, interior walls, roofing, electrical systems, and plumbing systems.
Basing the project on plans for a three-bedroom house, the video uses sophisticated computer animation to help clearly visualize the estimating process. The program shows how to:
- calculate square and linear footage
- estimate amounts of sheathing, drywall, and siding
- determine numbers of joists, studs, and beams
- assess wiring and plumbing needs
DVD format only. Has Spanish narration with English subtitles and English narration with Spanish subtitles. 26 minutes. 2007.