**Example:** Under the 8inch mark on the guideline, moving left from 14,

the numbers 9 and 4 appear (9 and 4 should be on the same line as

14). The number to the left of the vertical line represents feet;

the number to the right represents inches.

3. The total number is 37 1/3 BF. BF will never appear in a decimal

form.

**Example solution:** 1" x 4" x 8' x 14' Feet Inches

9

4

4

4

36

16/12

1 4/12

36 + 1 1/3 = 37 1/3 BF

**NOTE: 1" x 4" = Always multiply the number of pieces by the thickness**

**and multiply the feet and inches by the sum of pieces and thickness.**

**1-6. Estimating the Quantity of Nails Required.** The sizes and pounds

of nails needed should be added to the list. To estimate number of

pounds, use the following formulas:

For flooring, sheathing, and other 1inch material:

For framing materials that are 2 inches or more:

*where*

*d = penny*

**1-7. BOMs.** Information for the BOM is taken from the materials

estimate list. Department of the Army (DA) Form 2702 (Figure 223)

is used to requisition these materials. When preparing a BOM, follow

the building sequence. For example, on most frame buildings, the

first pieces of lumber used would be the footers; next would be floor

joists, girders, subflooring, sole plates, and studs.

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