The next service we would like to feature is our Comprehensive Photoluminescent Material Takeoffs. This is one of the most important Professional Offerings and Services we provide at American PERMALIGHT®. Keep reading to learn what’s involved in our comprehensive photoluminescent material takeoffs, and how using our service can save you time and money on your projects.
What is a Comprehensive Photoluminescent Material Takeoff?
A comprehensive photoluminescent material takeoff (also known as take-off, material takeoff, or quantity takeoff) is the process of determining how much material is needed to install code-compliant photoluminescent egress path markings in high rise buildings.
What are Takeoffs Used for?
Performing material takeoffs is an integral part of your project bid estimation process. These takeoffs are needed to accurately collect a comprehensive list of materials and the cost of each line item. This requires analyzing blueprints, drawings, and other design documents, and requires a high level of accuracy, and can be incredibly time-consuming.
Those not familiar with the takeoff process for photoluminescent egress path markings or those who have limited time and experience may find this step incredibly difficult and frustrating. Inaccurate takeoffs can result in ordering too much material which results in a loss of profit for your business; ordering insufficient material can result in project delays, rush shipping charges, and significant additional costs. To avoid these scenarios, let American PERMALIGHT® perform your photoluminescent egress path marking takeoffs.
What is the Difference Between a Comprehensive Material Takeoff and a Quote?
A Comprehensive Material Takeoff determines the amount of material needed to properly install photoluminescent egress path markings that comply with building code requirements and allow the building to obtain the necessary occupancy permit.
On the other hand, quotes use comprehensive material takeoffs as the basis of the quote plus incorporate all other costs the installer (contractor, subcontractor, or whoever will be doing the egress path marking installation) will encounter throughout the entire project. These additional costs include labor, tax, travel costs, tools, material waste factor, and other potential costs.
How Does American PERMALIGHT® Perform Comprehensive Material Takeoffs?
Here at American PERMALIGHT®, we use a combined manual and software-based takeoff process that utilizes the physical and digital architectural drawings provided by the project contact. This is a time-consuming process that involves a high level of focus, attention to detail, and experience from the professional performing the comprehensive material takeoff.
The process to perform the manual takeoffs begins with a review of building drawings to determine the scale. Next, a further detailed review is needed to determine the types of egress path markings that will be utilized for this project (perimeter demarcation, handrails, obstacles, etc.) and are calculated based upon their standard unit of measurement, which is typically linear feet (step count and step width, count of signs and doors/push bars).
We then match your project material needs from our complete selection in our PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking System. We have multiple solutions to match the project budget and durability needs. American PERMALIGHT® is your complete source for egress path marking projects.
Our team has over fifteen years of experience in performing material takeoffs for egress path marking projects of all sizes and as a result, we have earned a reputable name in the photoluminescent egress path marking industry. The recent construction boom in high-rise construction has resulted in a large number of Building Code required photoluminescent egress path marking project takeoffs, and our team is consistently busy with takeoff projects.
We have created the American PERMALIGHT® Comprehensive Material Takeoff Service so that you and your business can make expedited requests for your project takeoffs. Let us help you quickly and efficiently submit your project bids for these profitable, in-demand projects.
Benefits of the Comprehensive Photoluminescent Material Takeoffs at American PERMALIGHT®
- Accurately quote photoluminescent egress path marking projects
- Successfully win and be awarded photoluminescent egress path marking projects
- Access our team of subject matter experts who interpret the drawings and building codes
- Our team will allocate the necessary time to expedite your project takeoffs
- Complete your projects on time and under budget
- Free up your schedule to focus on sourcing your next photoluminescent egress path marking project
American PERMALIGHT® also offers product training, installation training, and sales training as part of our Virtual Education Sessions, Online Marketing Opportunities, and an industry-leading PERMALIGHT® Certified Installer Program.
Contact Us Today
Send us a message here or give us a call at 1-888-737-6254 with details about your project and try out our American PERMALIGHT® Comprehensive Photoluminescent Material Takeoff Service to save time and money on your next egress path marking project.
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