This class will highlight the use of Autodesk Quantity Takeoff software to streamline the preconstruction process for creating cost estimates based on building information models from multiple sources. We will use a recent case study to show off the ability of Quantity Takeoff to maximize the translation of information from the intelligent models into the contractor's estimate. The presentation will highlight the workflow changes inherent when moving from traditional 2D drawings, binders, and spreadsheets to a dynamic, integrated 5D model. This process enables efficient identification and resolution of potential issues. You will learn how to visually communicate the various cost impacts on the estimate to the building owner, designers, and other project stakeholders during and beyond the preconstruction phase. Another Quantity Takeoff benefit is early collaboration between architect and contractor that leads to greater efficiency and reduced risk for owners during construction, at project turnover, and throughout the life of the building.
- Show how building elements contribute to the budget and how the costs change when a new design element is proposed
- Visually communicate cost impacts on the estimate to the project stakeholders during and beyond the preconstruction phase
- Explain how Quantity Takeoff streamlines the preconstruction process and how to create cost estimates from multiple models
- Describe the workflow changes that occur when moving from traditional drawings and spreadsheets to a dynamic integrated 5D model