Estimating in construction has evolved since the beginning of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Receiving models in preconstruction has enabled construction estimators to understand a building better than ever. If models are not provided, having the virtual design and construction (VDC) team that we have enables us to quickly create models to understand and provide high-level overviews of spaces that need an estimate for a DD, SD, or even proposal estimates. Understanding how to prepare these models for an estimator is important, and details that they need are often overlooked. We've developed templates that correspond with what our estimators are looking for and how they want to see the information. Some techniques we use take any architectural model and make it usable in the estimating world, providing better-informed and better-understood estimates. This session features Revit.
- Understand the link between BIM and estimating
- Learn Revit-model data overview and organization techniques
- Learn about viewers for estimators that cannot or will not use Revit
- Get quick tips for preparing models for estimating