Using building information available in the 3D model, Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be used to facilitate quantity surveying in the construction industry and the direct collection of quantities and measurements for costs estimation.
Traditionally, to estimate and manage costs, manual quantity take-offs were performed from the consultants’ paper drawings, or imported from 2D CAD drawings into a cost-estimating software. This is done for tender, and throughout a project life cycle.
Using BIM tools for quantity surveying ensures consistent information, as any changes and new measurements to the model are automatically updated into the schedules. BCA strongly supports the adoption of BIM to improve
coordination among project partners for building projects.
Hear from these companies as they share with us their experience in adopting BIM for quantity surveying.