Intro to Building Material Sales & Blueprint Estimating

Tuesday, October 15, 2024
8:00 AM (EDT)
to Thursday, October 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Meeting Location TBD
Category: Education



This one-day class provides your entry-level personnel, sales support staff, and employees who have limited industry knowledge with a basic understanding of building material operations, product usage in residential construction, and customer service basics. 


Topics Covered:

Building material terminology

Abbreviations, formulas, measurements

Margins, board footage, price conversions

Product usage on the job site – boards, plywood, floor, walls, trusses, roofing, soffit/siding, moldings, interior      finish stair parts, doors, windows, insulation, and builder’s hardware

Customer relations and practical selling skills

Knowledge of how profits are made (and lost)




A two-day course of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off.  Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working drawings.


Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views. Students will be introduced to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic single level home with a trussed roof.


Topics Covered:

Blueprint Reading                        Wall Framing

Scale Usage                                   Siding & Exterior Trim

Estimating Formulas                    Roof Systems

Material Applications                  Floor Layout



Classes are scheduled for 8:00am-5:00pm
each day with materials and lunch included. 

Meeting Location TBD
Will be announced soon

For More Information:

Cates Mock

Cates Mock

Construction Suppliers Association

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