Rank: UC2 Brainery Advanced Blue Belt I
I have a “Cutler Takeoff Notes” workbook in Excel that I use for every project. I typically start with a copy from a previous estimate. This has my checklist for what sub/suppliers that I need to contact and multiple calculation sheets that I use for various details, stone summaries, earthwork calculations, etc. I don’t use every tab in every estimate, but it saves me from starting from scratch each time.
On the Revu side I have started to use an “Estimate Cover Sheet” that includes my standard estimate items (and ones that I historically have forgotten to add in). This brings my Mobilization, Supervision, Layout, Testing, Portable Toilets, etc into every estimate with a simple page insert. The cover sheet is a work in progress. I’m anticipating adding standard layers and other standard items to it in the future.