Recommended: CONS1090 Construction Blueprints and Methods prior to registering for this course. To be successful in this course, students should have a general knowledge of architectural drawings, word processing and spreadsheet software. The course is intended to explain the process of Construction Estimating from the contract documents to the methods of measuring material quantities used in General Contracting Offices. This will enable the student to understand the position of estimator within the business of construction management both in the Contractor and Sub-Contractor's world. The course will concentrate on 'Taking-Off' methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises.