BIM & Quantity Takeoff

BIM stands for Building Information modeling. Here we are discussing about this modeling oriented
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Any change in design or resource can be reflected in the estimate and schedule. Any kind of estimation is
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Bim & quantity takeoff

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This publication reviews "How BIM-based visual estimating can enhance the construction process and figure out the actual construction cost earlier before the starting of the construction project.

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Bim & quantity takeoff

  1. 1. BIM & Quantity Takeoff BIM stands for Building Information modeling. Here we are discussing about this modeling oriented estimating solution which is not a fashionable word for a business now-a-days; rather it becomes the essential part for a business. As the modeling part is essential for starting a construction, modeling oriented estimating solution is so important for handling a construction business. And Quantity Takeoff is that software which performs the above mentioned functions automatically. About Quantity takeoff General Contractors, Subcontractors, Cost Consultants, and Quantity Surveyors often done their job perfectly with the help of the software named Quantity takeoff. They utilize it actively as part of the construction process. They use it for counting the number of items associated with a particular construction project, determining the associated materials and labor costs, and formulating a bid (or estimate) as part of the bidding process. Quantity takeoff is also applied to the pricing process. This specific software provides a solution that generates a set of takeoff elements like counts, measurements, conditions that effect cost. Using this software an estimator is able to do his job more quickly and more accurately perform for bidding or pricing. This can be used for various purposes - initial pricing, bidding, cost impact of changes made to the model etc. BIM oriented estimating solution can produce the quantity takeoff automatically BIM oriented estimating solution provides the estimators a unified platform for easily reviewing a BIM model in both 2D and 3D view. BIM oriented estimating solution can produce the quantity takeoff automatically based on the calculation criteria set by the estimator. At the same time it has the ability to further take off the quantities into estimating assemblies and items, with a breakdown of construction materials, equipment, and subcontractor costs. True BIM estimating software helpful for Contractors: Contractors do not have to face a hurdle or complexity at the field of their job when they perform with the help of BIM estimating software. This is truly helpful for performing the design quantity information and item cost databases just perfectly. As the true BIM estimating software has the capability to keep hold of the connections between design, quantity, cost items, and scheduling activities contractors face the facility to do all these jobs cleverly & smartly even before the scheduled time. BIM oriented estimating solution helpful for Construction planning.
  2. 2. Any change in design or resource can be reflected in the estimate and schedule. Any kind of estimation is basically submitted according to the design or model of the construction. Sofor doing estimation just perfectly we can use BIM oriented estimating solution. When such a BIM system is used in pre- construction, it helps all project stakeholders increase productivity. The perfect performance of BIM oriented estimating solution makes an analysis in constructed form. It almost improves the budgetary decision making and speeds up the construction planning. With BIM, the quantity take-off can be greatly speeded up With BIM based visual estimating the quantity take-off can be greatly speeded up. As the model gets the information about all the objects in the building as well as their dimensions the Quantity Take off can easily produce necessary information within a very short period. However, it is must be noticeable that it will, by itself, not enable automatic take-off. This is because the estimating process is a lot more complicated than simply getting a list of objects and their sizes. BIM also involves analyzing the building design, grouping objects into appropriate assemblies for construction, setting assembly and item variables, and then pricing the objects by taking off these assemblies or items. The assembly takeoff remains still a substantial process in cost estimating unless the BIM model was developed to some extend that the objects are derived directly from construction assemblies. Currently, however, BIM applications do not model construction assembly details, for example, the nails, studs, drywalls, etc. for a wall object. Facilities of uses of QTO To perform any size estimate and for checking a BIM model for precision QTO can be organized. Data is transferred to any of the project management, or estimating systems, or amount produced as an Excel “spread sheet” file. QTO will also receive component information from cost analysis services for instance RS Means. From the above discussed portion we can get a conclusion that QTO & BIM is a great combination which fulfills the discussed criteria very easily. And Contactors can take deep breathe just depending on the combination. Along with this we can get a perfect work benefits & make our time more valuable. Short description - This publication reviews "How BIM-based visual estimating can enhance the construction process and figure out the actual construction cost earlier before the starting of the construction project.

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