Quantity Takeoff Services

Pinch Estimating provides cost estimation and take-off of Commercial, Industrial & residential projects. See the Non-Exhaustive Examples below.

  • Division 02 — Existing Conditions
  • Division 03 — Concrete
  • Division 04 — Masonry
  • Division 05 — Metals
  • Division 06 — Wood, Plastics, and Composites
  • Division 07 — Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Division 08 — Openings
  • Division 09 — Finishes
  • Division 10 — Specialties
  • Division 11 — Equipment
  • Division 12 — Furnishings
  • Division 21 — Fire Suppression
  • Division 22 — Plumbing
  • Division 23 — Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Division 26 — Electrical
  • Division 31 — Earthwork



CSI, in the context of construction, stands for the Construction Specifications Institute. The CSI provides a standardized system for organizing and categorizing construction-related information, known as the CSI MasterFormat. The MasterFormat is a widely used industry standard for organizing construction project documents, specifications, and information.

The CSI MasterFormat consists of divisions, which are numbered sections that group related construction activities and products. Each division represents a specific category of work within a construction project. The current version of the MasterFormat, as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, includes 50 divisions. However, please note that the MasterFormat is periodically updated, so the number of divisions may have changed since then. Here is a general overview of some of the commonly recognized divisions in the CSI MasterFormat:

  1. General Requirements
  2. Existing Conditions
  3. Concrete
  4. Masonry
  5. Metals
  6. Wood, Plastics, and Composites
  7. Thermal and Moisture Protection
  8. Openings
  9. Finishes
  10. Specialties
  11. Equipment
  12. Furnishings
  13. Special Construction
  14. Conveying Equipment
  15. Mechanical
  16. Electrical

Each division is further divided into sections, and each section contains more specific subcategories. This hierarchical structure helps organize construction project information and facilitates communication among project stakeholders.

It's important to note that the CSI MasterFormat is a widely used standard, but not all construction projects strictly adhere to it. Some projects may modify or customize the divisions and sections to better suit their specific needs or industry practices.