Concrete for Budget Takeoff plugin is a quick and easy database intended for swift takeoff of concrete without a lot of detail. This database covers all the major type of concrete and is intended to all for takeoff to gather the SF of forming, CY of concrete and the SF of finish.


To Install

Open PlanSwift.
Go to the "Setting" Tab
Click on the "Import Plugin Package"
Follow the directions provided by Planswift.
After installation you will find "Budget Concrete" in the "Templates" Tab ready for your use.

To Delete

Go to the "Templates" Tab
Right click on the "Budget Concrete" Tab
Click on "Delete Tab"


Plugin Sections

The database is sequenced into :

                Footings & Pile Caps

                Columns & Piers

                Walls

                Slab - SOG

                Slab - Elevated

                Slab - Misc Work

                Misc Concrete

                Reinforcing

                Concrete Purchase

                Finish, Cure & Seal

Takeoff View:

This is a screenshot of the takeoff window. Notice the sequence of the folders on the right side.

Footings & Pile Caps

The footings & pile cap section provides takeoff of concrete, forms and finish for the following conditions:

Continuous Footings Assembly - Formed both sides

Continuous Footings Assembly - Formed one side

Continuous Footings Assembly - not formed

Column or Pier Footing Assembly Rectangle

Column or Pier Footing Assembly Round

Column or Pier Footing Assembly Octagon

Pile Cap Assembly Rectangle

Pile Cap Assembly Round

Pile Cap Assembly Octagon

 

The assemblies for round shape will use the diameter for both the forming and volume calculations.

 

The assemblies for octagon will use the lineal foot of one side of the octagon for the forming and volume calculations.

 

Each assembly has a part for the takeoff of the concrete, the forming, and the finish.

 

This is a screen shot of the footing & pile cap section.

The takeoff properties for each assembly in this section is as follows:

The user will input the dimension information based on the geometry of the condition and revise the waste if desired.

 

Columns & Piers

The columns & Piers section provides takeoff of concrete, forms and finish for the following conditions:

Columns - Rectangle

Columns - Round

Columns - Octagon

Piers - Rectangle 

Piers - Round

Piers - Octagon

Sonotube Concrete

 

The assemblies for round shape will use the diameter for both the forming and volume calculations.

 

The assemblies for octagon will use the lineal foot of one side of the octagon for the forming and volume calculations.

 

The assembly for sonotube allows for sonotube of 8 inches to 42 inches in all standard diameters for sonotube.

 

Each assembly has a part for the takeoff of the concrete, the forming, and the finish.

 

This is a screen shot of the Columns & Piers section.

Walls

The Walls section provides takeoff of concrete, forms, bulkhead form, and finish for the following conditions:

Wall Concrete

Grade Beam

Stem Wall

Pilasters @ Concrete Wall

Wall Brickshelf

Wall Boxout by Count

Sonotube Concrete

 

The assembly for walls and grade beam allows for the takeoff of:

                Wall Concrete

                Wall Form

                Wall Bulkhead Form

                Wall Column Beam Pockets

                Wall Top Finish

 

The assembly for stem wall allows for the takeoff of:

                Wall Concrete

                Wall Form

                Wall Top Finish

 

The assembly for pilasters allows for the takeoff of:

                Wall Concrete

                Pilaster Wall Form

                Pilaster Top Finish

 

The assembly for wall Brickshelf allows for the takeoff of:

                Brickshelf concrete Deduct

                Brickshelf Form

 

The Wall Boxout assemblies allow for the takeoff of:

                Wall Boxout Concrete Deduct

                Wall Boxout Form

 

The takeoff properties of the concrete wall assembly are as follows.

Slab - SOG

The SOG section provides a series of assemblies for taking off different types and conditions of typical slab on grade conditions. The takeoff assemblies are as follows:

Mud Slab

Column Diamonds

SOG Exterior - Edge Formed all Sides

SOG Interior - No Edge Form

SOG Construction Joint Form

SOG Thickened Edge

SOG Thickened Slab by LF

SOG Thickened Slab by Area

SOG Boxout

 

 

The assembly for Mud Slab allows for the concrete - form - finish takeoff of a mud slab in the construction work zone.

 

The assembly for Column Diamonds is specific to takeoff the column diamonds of an interior SOG. This is a count assembly where you count the column diamonds then in the properties set the length and width of the diamond

 

The assembly for SOG Exterior - Edge Formed all Sides is for exterior SOG in which the entire slab is formed

 

The assembly for SOG Interior - No Edge Form is for interior SOG in which the slab is poured up against a wall and therefore an expansion joint is required in lieu of the edge form.

 

The assembly for SOG Construction Joint Form is specifically to take off the bulkhead construction joint form of larger SOG when you have to pour the larger slab in pours by bays.

 

The assembly SOG Thickened Edge is specific for the thickened edge portion only of a SOG. This assembly only brings in the additional formwork and required for the thickened edge. The thickened edge is assumed to be monolithic with the slab. The interior side is assumed to slope at a 45 degree angle up to the nominal SOG. This is concrete only as there is no forming for this condition.

 

The assembly SOG Thickened Slab by LF is for a thickened section of the slab in the interior of the SOG that is take off by lineal feet. For example along a bearing wall line where the SOG is thicker for structural reasons. The slope on both sides is assumed to be at a 45 degree angle. This is concrete only as there is no forming for this condition.

 

The assembly SOG Thickened Slab by Area is for a thickened section of the slab in the interior of the SOG that is take off by area SF. For example at a chimney area where extra support is required. The calculation is a straight area times depth for the concrete. Since the slope on the edge is not taken into account the waste is changed to 10 %. Increase the waste if you desire. This is concrete only as there is no forming for this condition.

 

The assembly for the SOB Boxout is specific to the Boxout of a slab. This assembly will give you the items for the deduct of the concrete in the SOG and the add for the Boxout form.   This is an alternative to the using the Boxout feature in the area calculation. 

 

For each of the above assemblies in the properties window you will be asked in the questions pertaining to that condition. For example here is the properties for the SOG Exterior - Edge Formed all Sides.

Slab - Elevated

The elevated slab section provides a series of assemblies for taking off different types and conditions of typical elevated slabs. This includes both slab on metal deck, structural slabs, and pan or dome slabs. The takeoff assemblies are as follows:

Slab on Metal Deck

Slab on Metal Deck Construction Joint

Slab on Metal Deck Boxout

Structural Slab

Pan Slab

Structural or Pan Slab Boxout

Structural or Pan Slab Construction Joint

 

The assembly for Slab on Metal Deck is for a slab on metal deck and the exterior edge form. This assembly will use the average depth of the metal deck concrete. This takes into account the concrete in the flukes of the metal deck. The average depth should be provided by the deck supplier.

 

The assembly for Slab on Metal Deck Construction Joint Form is specifically to take off the bulkhead construction joint form of larger slab when you have to pour the larger slab in pours by bays.

 

The assembly for the Slab on Metal Deck Boxout  is specific to the Boxout of the slab. This assembly will give you the items for the deduct of the concrete in the slab and the ad for the Boxout form.   This is an alternative to the using the Boxout feature in the area calculation. 

 

The assembly for the Structural Slab is specific to a self supporting structural slab that is bottom formed and supported with shoring till the concrete is cured. Additional lines for the bottom form and the shoring are added. The shoring is calculated in cubic feet , therefore the properties will ask for the height above the finish floor of the structural slab.

 

The assembly for the Pan Slab is specific to a self supporting pan filled structural slab that is bottom formed and supported with shoring till the concrete is cured. Additional lines for the bottom form and the shoring are added. The shoring is calculated in cubic feet , therefore the properties will ask for the height above the finish floor of the structural slab.

 

The assembly for the Structural or Pan Slab Boxout  is specific to the Boxout of the slab. This assembly will give you the items for the deduct of the concrete in the slab and the add for the Boxout form.   This is an alternative to the using the Boxout feature in the area calculation. 

 

The assembly for the Structural or Pan Slab Construction Joint is specifically to take off the bulkhead construction joint form of larger slab when you have to pour the larger slab in pours by bays.

 

 

Slab - Misc Work

The Miscellaneous Work slab section provides a series of assemblies for taking off different types of slabs.

Topping Slab

Topping Slab Construction Joint

Topping Slab Boxout

                Equipment Pad

 

The assembly for Topping Slab is for a the topping slab that is poured for the finish surface on a slab. In this case the topping slab is not designated as being on grade or elevated, but as a topping slab. The assembly brings in the concrete, forms, and finish of the topping slab.

 

The assembly for Topping Slab Construction Joint is specifically to take off the bulkhead construction joint form of the topping slab when you have to pour the larger slab in pours by bays.

 

The assembly for the Topping Slab Boxout  is specific to the Boxout of the slab. This assembly will give you the items for the deduct of the concrete in the slab and the ad for the Boxout form.   This is an alternative to the using the Boxout feature in the area calculation. 

 

The assembly for Equipment Pad is used to takeoff the misc equipment pads that you will have for equipment settings.

 

Misc Concrete

The Miscellaneous Concrete section provides a place for sidewalk and metal pan stair assemblies. The assemblies in this section are as follows:

Sidewalk by LF

Sidewalk by Area

Metal Pan Landings

Metal Pan Risers

 

The assembly Sidewalk by LF is intended to for sidewalks where the user would like to takeoff the sidewalk by the lineal foot. Takeoff the sidewalk by the lineal feet of the centerline of the walk. This assembly will take off the forming, concrete, finish and the liquid curing white pigment finish used on sidewalks. The sidewalk concrete depth is set to 4" and the width is set to 4'. These are the normal dimensions for sidewalks but can be changed by the user if desired.

 

The assembly Sidewalk by Area is intended to for sidewalks where the user would like to takeoff the sidewalk by the area square foot. This assembly will take off the forming, concrete, finish and the liquid curing white pigment finish used on sidewalks. The sidewalk concrete depth is set to 4" as this is the normal depth of sidewalks, but can be changed by the user is need be. The edge form calculation will use the external lineal feet of area.

 

The assembly Metal Pan Landings is intended for takeoff of the metal pan landings of a stairwell. Count the landings with the takeoff and input at the properties tab for the input of the lending length, width, and the depth of the concrete.

 

The assembly Metal Pan Risers is intended for takeoff of the metal pan riser of a stairwell. Count the risers with the takeoff and input at the properties tab for the input of the riser, width, and the depth of the concrete.

 

 

Forming Misc

The Forming Misc section provides a place for other forming issues that the user may wish to takeoff. The point of the entire database is for budget concrete so these specific  conditions are not a part of the assemblies that are listed above. This section is not set up as assemblies but as a section to takeoff the parts for all these conditions. This section is broken down as follows:

                Keyway & Chamfer

                Vapor Barriers

                Anchor Bolts & Templates           

                Rigid Insulation

                Set Steel in Concrete

                Crack Control

 

The section for Keyway & Chamfer holds the items for keyway for 2x4, 2x6, and upset keyway. Also Edge chamfer item is here.

 

The section for Vapor Barriers contains the vapor barriers in 4 mill, 6 mill and for moistop.

 

The section for Anchor Bolts & Templates  contains anchor bolts from 1/2" up to 2" in all nominal sizes. Also included are anchor bolt templates for 2-4-6-and 8 anchor bolt sets.

 

The section for Rigid Insulation contains rigid insulating for both under slab and foundation insulation form 1" to 3" in all nominal sizes in between.

 

The section for Set Steel in Concrete contains numerous types of embedded steel shapes and conditions.

 

The section for Crack Control contains conditions for saw cut of slab, zip strips and hand tool of joints.

 

 

Reinforcing

The Reinforcing section provides a place for reinforcing issues that the user other forming issues that the user may wish to takeoff. The point of the entire database is for budget concrete so these specific conditions are not a part of the assemblies that are listed above. This section is not set up as assemblies but as a section to takeoff the parts for all these conditions. This section is broken down as follows:

                Rebar

                Rebar CAD Weld Connections

                Rebar Threaded Connectors

                Rebar Dowels

                Welded Wire Mesh

 

This section will be greatly upgraded in the next release of this database.

 

The Rebar section provides conditions for all nominal rebar sizes from #3 to # 14.

 

The Rebar CAD Weld Connections section provides conditions for all rebar CAD weld connections in al nominal rebar sizes from #3 to # 14.

 

The Rebar Threaded Connectors section provides conditions for all rebar threaded connections in all nominal rebar sizes from #3 to # 14.

 

The Rebar Dowel section provides conditions for all rebar dowels in all nominal rebar sizes from #3 to # 8

 

The Welded Wire Mesh section provides area SF conditions for every wire mesh size available.

  

Finish, Cure & Seal

The Finish, Cure & Seal section provides a place for finishing activities to placed concrete. The point of the entire database is for budget concrete so these specific conditions are not a part of the assemblies that are listed above. This section is not set up as assemblies but as a section to takeoff the parts for all these conditions. The section is broken down as follows:

                Finish Flatwork

                Other Finish

                Concrete Rubbing & Grind

                Curing

                Seal & Hardener

 

The Finish Flatwork Section is the placeholder for specific finish options, color, and shake on products.

 

The Other Finish Section is a place for top of wall and stair finish.

 

The Concrete Rubbing & Grind Section is the p[lace for grind, sandblast, rubbing, and bush hammer of the concrete finish.

 

The Curing Section provides other options for curing.

 

The Seal & Harder section provides for specific types of sealers and hardeners


Upgrades

The Budget Concrete Template will receive an upgrade in the spring and fall of 2012. As a purchaser of the template you can receive this upgrade at no cost.

 

If you own the database I will put your suggestions into the upgrades. Just email the developer at

planswift@database-solutions.com

 

 

Support

The developer of this PlanSwift library has worked in the construction software database industry for 15 years and works daily with estimators of all types.  

 

David Ayers

Database Solutions

planswift@database-solutions.com

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