TBC Master Class - Site Takeoff Workflows (Dec 2020)

This TBC Master Class is a 3 week class comprising 2x 2 hour sessions each week through December 2020 that covers the following elements of Site Takeoff work processes. You can book each weeks class separately and attend any or all of the sessions to suit your training needs.

The objective of this class is to step through the entire Takeoff work process using a real project from start to finish over the 3 week period. The class will focus on creating a final cut fill map and full Takeoff Report covering both 2D and 3D takeoff requirements. The class will cover earthworks, site improvements, topsoil stripping and replacement, over-excavation, geology strata from boreholes.

The primary focus of this class is working with PDF Files as the primary source of information from which to derive the Takeoff quantities.

The class sessions will cover the following

Week 1
Building a great project template
Reading the plans and extracting key pages and data elements
Building a Takeoff strategy for the project
Importing the PDF Plan Sheets and Geo-referencing them into position
Digitizing 2D and 3D linework
Extracting vector linework from the PDF files
Elevating Contours and existing linework
Building the Original Ground Surface Model
Topsoil Stripping
Surface Modeling 101
Boreholes and geological strata surfaces

Week 2
Elevating Linework for lot grading, pads and pond areas
Creating the 3D models for roads, curb & gutter, sidewalks
Advanced CAD tools for modeling (Offset Line, Variable Offset Line, Sideslope, Vertical Design)
Compiling the Finished Grade Model
Applying Site Improvements and Building Subgrade Adjusted Surfaces

Week 3
Organizing your data for Takeoff (Classification of layers)
Applying Topsoil Replacement
Applying Overexcavation
Creating AOIs
Creating Cut Fill Maps
Running Area Length Count Reports
Running Takeoff Reports

Class Dates:
Week 1 (Weds and Thurs)
December 02 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST
December 03 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST

Week 2 (Weds and Thurs)
December 09 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST
December 10 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST

Week 3 (Weds and Thurs)
December 16 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST
December 17 - 10:00am to 12:00pm MST

Class Cost:
The class costs $150 per attendee per week. For the full 3 week class the cost is $450 for 12 hours of training. Classes are limited to 50 attendees only on a first come first served basis. All classes are recorded, you will be provided access to the recorded sessions after the training event has concluded.

How to Order:
Place your order on the Rockpile Solutions website - Click Here . Payment is made from this page and you will be sent a confirmation email with your registration. The registration will also be added to your Rockpile Solutions User Account under the Training Section.

Class Pre-Requisites:
The training will use TBC v5.32.1. While other versions of the software can be used, we request that you upgrade to this version so that everyone on the class has the same version of the software. The class will also utilize the RPS Command Library, we will provide you with a demo license code for the library for the duration of the training class so that you can use it during the class and also practice afterwards on your projects.

If you do not have a license for Trimble Business Center, we can provide a training license for the training on request.

The training will be carried out using GoTo Meeting. In order to participate in the training you will need the following

  • Headset and microphone for good audio connection
  • A Good Internet connection
  • Laptop that has been updated with latest Windows Updates
  • Laptop that has been updated with all manufacturers updates (Bios, Drivers etc.)
  • Laptop that has latest Graphics Drivers installed
  • Trimble Business Center v5.32.1 or higher
  • You will need admin rights to be able to install TMLStatus and the RPS Command Library

Class Data:
Example data for the class will be provided prior to the class start time. The class data will be provided as a Zip File created with the 7 Zip application. You can normally open the zip files in File Explorer to copy and paste the contents into a folder on your computer. If for any reason you struggle to open the zip file, the 7 Zip application can be downloaded for free from the following link

Download 7 Zip Application - Click Here

Week 1 Class Data: Site Takeoff Class.7z (919.1 MB)

Class Venue:
The Training will be held using GoTo Meeting. You will be sent the link on registration along with the Access Code for the class. We will start the GoTo Meeting 20 minutes prior to the class so that you have time to login and test your audio / streaming connection, so that you are ready for the class to start at the nominated start time. In that 20 minute period, Alan Sharp will be available by phone (+1 720 323 0481) to help you resolve any issues that may arise.

We look forward to working with you at the class.

Alan Sharp