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CSI’s MasterFormat 2018 Divisions Serviced

Impulse Takeoffs strives to provide comprehensive services across most materials found in the MasterFormat, the specifications writing standard for commercial construction. Impulse Takeoffs works with large general contractors to provide materials quantities across multiple divisions and specialty contractors to calculate quantities in just one. Regardless if you need one division or many, Impulse Takeoffs will work hard to understand the specifics of your business and the quantities and detail needed for seamless integration into your estimates.

Learn more about our services as they relate to any of the following divisions. If you don’t see your division listed, please reach out. We do it all.

General Requirements Subgroup

Division 02 — Existing Conditions

For centuries every aspect of masonry, from design and quantities calculations to construction were done by hand. Division 4 still blends hands-on craftsmanship with modern technology to stabilize, maintain, clean and restore existing masonry, and build new projects. Impulse Takeoffs invests time in understanding the unique circumstances of each opportunity and the way your business works to derive quantities aligned precisely with your expectations.

Whether you are placing a masonry veneer, composite unit masonry, stone cladding or a chemical resistant brick, the consultant assigned to your account will become a trusted ally in your estimating efforts. Along with the associated grouting, mortaring, anchors, and other forms of reinforcements common to both new and rehabilitation covered in Division 4, we have experience with both manufactured and artificial stone products. Takeoffs include a spreadsheet detailing material counts, a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated, and all backup documentation on assumptions and logic.

Public or private, new or old, Impulse Takeoffs supports effective estimating for masonry through fast, accurate takeoffs and a willingness to win your business on every assignment.

Division 03 - Concrete

Concrete is complex. Concrete forming, reinforcing, and casting is precise, time-consuming work that must be done right the first time, every time. Division 3 accounts for concrete cleaning, resurfacing, rehabilitation, maintenance, conservation, and even demolition. From cast-in-place to pre-cast solutions, Impulse Takeoffs provides professional takeoff consultants who will work with your team to understand the specifics that should be applied to your calculations.

Concrete slip forming, shoring, and falsework are important components of many large-scale in-fill or infrastructure projects that can have huge financial implications. Understanding and calculating quantities the same way you would is the result of a thoughtful, deliberate trust-building process. Our experience in Division 3 also includes all concrete’s many accessories and requisites like rebar, epoxy, sealants, grouts, and toppings for structural, architectural, and low-density concrete. Reporting developed for your account 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.

From large commercial construction to single-family residential, when it comes to accurate calculations on all your concrete projects, Impulse Takeoffs is fast, accurate, and always available.

Division 04 - Masonry

For centuries every aspect of masonry, from design and quantities calculations to construction were done by hand. Division 4 still blends hands-on craftsmanship with modern technology to stabilize, maintain, clean and restore existing masonry, and build new projects. Impulse Takeoffs invests time in understanding the unique circumstances of each opportunity and the way your business works to derive quantities aligned precisely with your expectations.

Whether you are placing a masonry veneer, composite unit masonry, stone cladding or a chemical resistant brick, the consultant assigned to your account will become a trusted ally in your estimating efforts. Along with the associated grouting, mortaring, anchors, and other forms of reinforcements common to both new and rehabilitation covered in Division 4, we have experience with both manufactured and artificial stone products. Takeoffs include a spreadsheet detailing material counts, a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated, and all backup documentation on assumptions and logic.

Public or private, new or old, Impulse Takeoffs supports effective estimating for masonry through fast, accurate takeoffs and a willingness to win your business on every assignment.

Division 05 - Metals

Metals is a Division that touches nearly every aspect of a building from the structural steel supporting entire buildings to steel and aluminum framing for walls, metal joists and decking, and decorative metal ornamentation. Division 5 covers cold-formed and composite metals, stairs, handrails, ramps, balconies, platforms, and many other components. Impulse Takeoffs will assign a committed professional estimator with relevant experience estimating similar Division 05 scopes of work to your account.

Structure size, material choices, and the way your business calculates quantities and merges them into your estimates all shape our reporting. The consultant assigned to your account will be building a relationship with your team from day one. Learning the specifics of your operation and estimating process will allow Impulse Takeoffs to dial-in our calculations to what matters most to you. Tailored 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.

Commercial or residential, big or small, Impulse Takeoffs delivers reliable materials quantities calculations for Division 5 and many others.

Division 06 - Wood, Plastics, & Composites

A heading accounting for a vast array of products meeting an equally diverse range of purposes, Division 6 Wood, Plastics and Composites covers a lot. From the rehabilitation of existing carpentry to new, custom architectural woodwork, casework and millwork, quantities calculations for Division 6 must consider variables that will be particular to your business. Impulse Takeoffs will begin building a detailed understanding of your materials, methodology, and reporting expectations from the first project forward.

Structural plastics for decking or siding are joined by composite materials such as glass-fiber reinforced plastic railings or resin composite paneling are also included in Division 06. Impulse Takeoffs will get to specifics in the way you want quantities broken down, reported and delivered. Tailored 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.

Impulse Takeoffs has strong Division 06 experience ranging from large office buildings to small renovations and single-family residential. Let us show you how accurate, reliable calculations built around your expectations will save you time and money.

Division 07 - Thermal & Moisture Protection

The building envelop can critically involve a lot of small components that can vary dramatically from one structure to the next. Division 7 encompasses materials for dampproofing and waterproofing, flashing, siding, and roofing. Accurate, reliable calculations will be based on more than merely square footages with Impulse Takeoffs on your team. Project-by-project, our skilled takeoff consultants concentrate on what matters to you specifically.

Division 7 also covers all forms of insulation, vapor and air barriers, fireproofing, and various types of metal, wood, and composite wall panels. The consultant working with you will be a time-saving asset in your estimating efforts by understanding what you are looking for and meeting that expectation exactly. 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.

Impulse Takeoffs has calculated quantities for projects of almost every scope, scale, program, and purpose. From large commercial buildings of many thousands of square feet and multi-tract residential to small renovations and single-family homes, Impulse Takeoffs is an asset on Division 7 Thermal and Moisture Protection.

Division 08 - Openings

Doors, frames, windows, and hardware configurations must be integrated with fire ratings, aesthetics, waterproofing, and soundproofing to calculate a winning bid that’s profitable. The cost differences in Division 8 are found in specifics like rated/unrated door counts, required assemblies, and other code considerations. Our consultant will work with you to understand what should be calculated and how you want the quantities presented.

Division 8 includes all types of building entrances, curtain walls, and storefront glazing systems. Along with window wall and roof assemblies for skylights or other roof openings, there can be many types of special function doors and folding partition systems to quantify. By seamlessly aligning our methodology with yours, Impulse Takeoffs will become a time-saving asset in bidding. Our reporting will include a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated and all the backup documentation covering assumptions and logic, along with a spreadsheet of material quantities.

Impulse Takeoffs’ experience ranges from commercial construction to single-family homes. Our accurate, reliable calculations built around your expectations will open up time for you to do other things.

Division 09 - Finishes

Division 9 accounts for a massive array of materials touching floors, walls, and ceilings. From standard gypsum board walls to ceramic tiling or cement plastering, acoustical panel ceilings or terrazzo flooring, many items require ancillary products like sealants, adhesives, and high-performance coatings. With Impulse Takeoffs on your team, you will know exactly how much you are looking at, so you can figure out precisely what it will cost.

Our experience in includes wood, masonry, carpet, tile, vinyl, and VCT among many other types of flooring, along with wall coverings in paper, wood, stone, plastic and even vegetated systems. We commit skilled consultants specifically to each account. Impulse Takeoffs will first learn what matters, how you want quantities presented, and the clearest set of desired documentation. We will provide a marked-up pdf of the drawing set indicating the areas calculated, assumptions and logic, and cumulative square footages for each product specified.

From large commercial construction for hotels, sports stadiums, and apartment complexes to single-family residential, when it comes to accurate calculations in Division 9 Finishes, Impulse Takeoffs helps you finish first.

Facility Construction Subgroup

Division 21 - Fire Suppression

Fire Suppression is a division without room for deviation. Water-based fire suppression, fire-extinguishing, and fire suppression systems are all very closely inspected, requiring critical attention to detail in materials, quantities, and precise installation. Impulse Takeoffs will earn your trust one project at a time by building a thorough understanding of what you need to know and how you want it presented.

From hydrants, hoses, nozzles, and reels for water-based systems to wet- or dry- chemical fire extinguishing systems and the storage tanks for suppression, Division 21 is deep with vital additional apparatus to support these imperative, life-saving functions. Impulse Takeoffs will dedicate a consultant to your account who will seamlessly integrate with your estimating effort. Calculations will be accompanied by 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.

Division 21, Fire Suppression is fundamental to every building project big or small and must be done right. Understand what you need to ring the bell on a winning bid with Impulse Takeoffs on board.

Division 22 - Plumbing

This division can be both material and labor intensive. The cost of getting things wrong are delays and unhappy clients. Division 22 specifies plumbing piping and pumps, fixtures, and all associated equipment, which can involve lots of small components that would be very impactful, if unaccounted for. Impulse Takeoffs provides professional estimators who will take the time to calculate and present quantities the way you want them.

Division 33 also includes potable water storage, sanitary sewer, and stormwater drainage, each of which is highly regulated. Auxiliary components include water heaters, fixtures, filtration equipment, and pool and fountain systems. Impulse Takeoffs will assign a dedicated consultant to your account. Tailored reporting will include a spreadsheet of the required material counts along with a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated and all assumptions and logic.

There are lots of ins and outs in Plumbing on projects of every scope and scale and building program from industrial to offices, mixed-use and single family residential. Impulse Takeoffs will never leave you high and dry, our consultants are on-call seven days a week.

Division 23 - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning

The evolution of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems continually adds new layers of complexity to Division 23. HVAC plumbing, piping, pumps, controls, and most other equipment associated with keeping a building’s occupants comfortable, productive, healthy, and happy can be extremely specific or loosely specified. Getting accurate quantities calculations for what is required to build the work is what matters in a profitable, winning bid. Impulse Takeoffs will integrate our services with yours seamlessly and without hesitation.

Air distribution, ventilation controls, heating and cooling units, and facility fuel systems involve lots of moving parts working together. They are joined by ancillary components in the central plant like boilers, chillers, coolers, air-handling units, and energy meters in conditioning buildings. Impulse Takeoffs commits reoccurring resources to each client. Your consultant will build a relationship with you one project at a time. Reporting will include a spreadsheet of the required material counts along with a marked-up pdf of areas calculated, all assumptions and logic, and backup documentation.

From micro to macro, bid and build Division 23 confidently with Impulse Takeoffs on your side.

Division 26 - Electrical

Finding efficiencies in Electrical Contracting can come down to a matter of inches. Medium- and low- voltage electrical distribution systems incorporate complex networks of cables, ducts, and raceways, controls, substations, and switchgear that must be accurately accounted for. Impulse Takeoffs is here to help, taking the guesswork out of material quantities calculations.

Electrical power monitoring, peak load controllers, and circuit breakers are all critical components of Division 26 that must be thoroughly understood from the drawing sets. Interior and exterior lighting, special purpose lighting, and electrical protection are all integral components of many building projects. Our consultants have strong professional estimating experience and will work with you to understand what you want to see and how you want to see it. Our reporting will include a marked-up pdf detailing the areas calculated and all the backup documentation covering assumptions and logic, along with a spreadsheet of material quantities.

Inside and out, commercial, residential, industrial, and everything between, when it’s time to win work, in Division 26, Impulse Takeoff adds vital energy and experience to your team.

Division 27 - Communications

Accounting for the endless innovation of technology, systems, solutions, equipment, needs, and devices involved with Division 27 is a full-time effort and doing it efficiently is imperative. Structured cabling and enclosures for data, voice, audio-video, and other specialized channels often require supporting infrastructure like racks, frames, ducts, and raceways that must be quantified in the successful bid. Impulse Takeoffs joins your team as a flexible asset, available with top-flight materials quantities expertise when you need us.

Data communications, voice communications, audio-video communications, and distributed communications and monitoring systems are all being integrated into commercial spaces. Seamless integration and efficient installation require having everything required, without exception. Impulse Takeoffs will commit a consultant to your account who has relevant experience in Division 27. Project by project, we will build a strong understanding of what you want to know and how you want it presented. Takeoff reporting will include a marked-up pdf detailing calculated areas, along with a spreadsheet of the required material counts, and backup documentation.

Stay on top of innovations in communications technology and equipment with Impulse Takeoffs in your corner.

Division 28 - Electronic Safety & Security

In Electronic Safety and Security, a minor deviation for specification can mean major complications during inspections. Access control, video surveillance, security detection systems, alarms, and life safety all require overlapping with many other divisions. Impulse Takeoffs will commit a consultant to your account who will be building a greater understanding of your business with every estimate.

Fire detection and alarm, electronic safety and security, and life safety detection and response systems are all critical, 24/7 components. Many modern office buildings have fully integrated visitor management systems at self-check-in kiosks. Installation of specialty items like metal detectors, X-Ray machines, explosive detection equipment, and emergency response systems must be failsafe. Impulse Takeoffs builds confidence by listening and responding with Division 28 reporting in your format and desired detail. Calculations will be accompanied by a spreadsheet of the required material counts along with a marked-up pdf of areas calculated and all backup documentation on assumptions and logic.

Division 28, Electronic Safety and Security is high-touch, critical importance kind of work. Bid and build confidently with Impulse Takeoffs behind you.

Site & Infrastructure Subgroup

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, and fill import, 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 paving for curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways to 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 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

Custom Deliverables

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.

James Searcy

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.

James Searcy

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