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Sustainability in Preconstruction: Carbon and Costs in Autodesk Takeoff using EC3

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    Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals want to create cost-effective, sustainable projects and are looking for technologies, standards, and processes to help them make trade-offs between financial and environmental costs during design and preconstruction. Forward-looking firms—including Walsh Construction and SNHA (a Woolpert Company)—took part in a pilot to test new integration between Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) and Autodesk Takeoff, the 2D and 3D quantification solution. Using quantities from Autodesk Takeoff, EC3 users can review the embodied carbon emissions of proposed building materials. Further, it can connect the quantities and carbon emissions to the International Cost Management Standard (ICMS), a framework that provides mythology for reporting and for classifying project costs and carbon emissions in a structured format. Come see the integration and hear from industry leaders about their sustainability goals as they share feedback and lessons learned.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how companies are creating impactful ways to make sustainable choices while building project estimates.
    • Learn how owners are starting to maximize new technologies to deliver on their sustainability commitments.
    • Learn more about the Autodesk Takeoff and EC3 integration and the lessons learned during the pilot.
    • Discover lessons learned during the establishment of sustainability practices across projects.