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This process change indicates that the bcid surveyor must now know how to operate, alter and read the information embedded into the model. This is because in many cases a lot of small parts of the section may be forgotten and therefore result in wrong measurements. Each part that is measured will be ticked off, thus confirming the measurement of that material.

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However, this needed to be done according to which window matched the as close to the description as possible. The summary indicates that industry underperformed due to poor communication between designers and constructors, a conservative way of thinking, uncoordinated and bcid designs and a lack of information management between the different professions. By doing so, it was possible to compare each value with the average noting down which totals where very expensive and which were too low compared to the other costs.

Elemental Standard Form of Cost Commercial data managed by an ERP. Quarterly construction price and cost indices. This would lead to a more accurate manual take-off and a more precise amount of time saved.

This layer contains categories that comprise of information with a more generic background, rather than specific to a single building. In addition, apart from examining how the profession has developed over the years, it also investigates how the strategy of implementation in the industry and BIM standards will help BIM use.

Laxton’s and Lockwood’s builders’ price book. Select the individual element from the CAD drawing. I certify the use of material from other sources has been properly and fully acknowledged in the text. The measurements were obtained by using the manual take-off to calculate the area on a 2D drawing, after the drawings were scaled see figure 4.


Skip to main content. A BIM cost estimating software, mainly used by quantity surveyors to automatically cost estimate a project. Imported obtained off site filling hardcore; average thickness not exceeding 0.

It was for reinforcing the top layer of the mountain in order to prevent any rocks or gravels from falling onto the road. This is an electronic word processor. If you have any queries regarding NBK, please contact estinating. This error was not verified until the use of QTO where the drawings were all presented together, and where measured on screen, while verifying the scale.

In what order are the procedures followed in order to arrive at the price regarding what is being measured? This orthodox method requires the professional to measure the different drawings floor plans, elements, sections, elevations, etc. Seeley divides the process of preparing bill of quantities into two main stages: The assumptions are as follows: My job was to input all of these values into excel in order to compare the prices and the differences from one supplier to the other.

That is why it is important to have a logical order and an easy representation of the measurements. Literature Review This chapter consists of information based on previous research studies regarding the technological aspect and implementation of Building Information Modelling BIM in the UK construction industry.

These calculations are necessary to help us cross reference with what the contractor and sub- contractor had in their measurements. However, during a traditional method taking-off the quantity surveyor did not have any concerns regarding 3D modelling.

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Apart from this, section 1. Today the IFC standard is used for this purpose. As seen by the hypothetical case study these process has changed in a way that allows for instantaneous feedback for any queries regarding the drawings.

It is very important that a taking-off schedule is created according to NRM, used for grouping the measurements and to help identify any missing information Seeley, This can be thought of as an intermediate between the traditional method and an automated BIM method, such as Vectorworks. This goes to show that there is a change in the value, but it is not certain which method was the most accurate, since human error was present in both processes. To my surprise, there were total prices that were double compared to other prices.


The user had not experience with BIM applications before this research. Before commencing taking-off of items, a taking-off schedule was created in accordance to NRM2 see appendix C.

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Excavation of trench Foundation The results produced by both methods were later compared and reviewed. In order to use them they will also need equipment, training and licenses that may be costly to a small company.

It is argued that the profession can be traced back to the Great Fire ofduring the rebuilding of London Kirkham,or that the profession was born induring the time when the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA became an independent body Cartiledge, The schedules are helpful in measuring, since they bring the different parts together, thus conveying a bigger picture Ashworth et al, Hypothetical Case quantity sorveying Study profession Manual process cost estimation of objective 1.

In addition to this, BIM has encouraged the use of mobile technologies i. By Simon Charalambous February Building Information Modelling BIM is an innovative technology that attempts to improve the construction industry by changing the current method of working.

In order for them to share and communicate between each other, it is necessary to use a common standard to facilitate interoperability. Without the need of extensive knowledge behind the other professions and roles, the quantity surveyor has the ability to check the model against these. The models and drawings were used for the automatic taking-off, whereas the traditional take-off required just the 2D drawings.

In order to ensure that all query sheets are stored, the process is managed and kept in a database Ashworth et al, Figure Theoretical illustration of a BIM quantity take-off and estimating method: This specifically design estimating tool allows quantity surveyors to use it without having to learn any of the other BIM applications as illustrated in figure 2.