Construction Cost Model

Job Order Contracting

Oddly, few real property owners create a detailed construction cost model for their renovation, repair, maintenance, or new build projects. WHAT IS A MODEL? WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION COST MODEL? Let’s start with the basics… what is a model? INTRODUCTION.

What is Parametric Modeling?

The Constructor

Parametric modeling (or parametric design) is the creation of a digital model based on a series of computer-generated rules or algorithms, known as.


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What is Digital Elevation Model? [PDF]

The Constructor

You roam around with a digital elevation model right in your pocket! A digital elevation model (DEM) is a 3-dimensional. Digital tools 3D ArcGIS dem digital elevation model dsm dtm geogrids GIS LIDAR Technology Topographic Survey topography Topograpic Mapping

The True Value of 3D Modeling for Home Builders

Pro Builder

The True Value of 3D Modeling for Home Builders. More than a marketing tool, 3D modeling can save time and money by providing greater accuracy. For an increasing number of them, this transition entails moving from two-dimensional (2D) drawings to three-dimensional (3D) digital modeling.

Building information modeling for infrastructure: An engineer's perspective

Construction Dive

Dive deeper into the transportation asset life cycle with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure

Volvo VNR Electric Model Intro'd in U.S.

Construction Equipment

The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021. Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market.

What is the Takt Production Model?

Lean Construction

In recent years, Takt Production has received a lot of interest in the construction and we are seeing more and more implementations around the industry. Takt Production comes from the aeronautical industry and its purpose is to stabilize and maintain rhythm of production.

Manage Cloud Models - UI Real Estate

Revit OpEd

I wish the list of projects I get when I use Manage Cloud Models (BIM 360 projects) didn't waste sooo much real estate. of Wishes GUI Icons Models Quirks Revit UI Whine-Mode

Walker Model B27i

Green Industry Professionals

A more powerful, efficient version of the Walker Model B for running larger decks

Groundbreaking Model Code for Green Construction Released

Contractor Magazine

The IgCC is part of the Code Council’s family of comprehensive, coordinated and modern model codes

How to Maximize Your Model Home's Impact

Pro Builder

How to Maximize Your Model Home's Impact. Is it worth it to build and furnish a model home at this time? What matters the most right now, the company says, is to make the most out of your model home by photographing it effectively. cbroderick. Tue, 11/03/2020 - 09:11.

Component-based model for interim housing completes in Downtown Los Angeles


Solis Care First Village (HSCFV), a new component-based model for interim housing, has completed construction in Downtown Los Angeles. The Hilda L. The project met a highly aggressive schedule while also meeting the individual and social needs of the residents

A Fresh Take on Model Homes

Pro Builder

A Fresh Take on Model Homes. The Houzz Inspired Home is an all-new, immersive, in-person and online model home experience that brings inspiration to life and puts the customer at the center of the creative process. cbroderick. Fri, 06/11/2021 - 10:00.

Asset Competency Model – Note 1001

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – Note 1001. Owners must understand and deploy Asset Competency Models in order to efficiently manage the built environment, or for that matter, even consider full BIM. Uncategorized asset competency model asset life-cycle model bim competency model bim execution model integrated project delivery IPD Job order contract job order contracting JOC LEAN lean constructionFOCUS UPON LEADERSHIP.

Pettibone Enters MEWP Market with 13 Models

Construction Equipment

Pettibone has entered the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) market with 13 models. Working heights on the line range from 18.4 to 46 feet. “We

Structural Model eXchange (SMX)

BIM & Beam

A new Structural Model eXchange (SMX) solution has been implemented to enable a bi-directional exchange between Autodesk® Revit® 2015 software and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015. The SMX feature addresses several limitations of the former link, such as the systematic modification of the Revit model during the export for example.

Alternative Project Delivery Models Gaining Traction

Collaborative Construction

Alternative Project Delivery Models Gaining Traction. Institutional owners - both public and private - continue to embrace alternative project delivery models. While CM at Risk and Design-Build dominate the headlines, Integrated Project Delivery, accompanied by the right legal framework, remains the best delivery model for integrated teams seeking to produce BIM enabled infrastructure. Alternative Delivery Models Gaining Traction. Building Information Modeling Website.

Kenworth Launches First Battery-Electric Model

Construction Equipment

Kenworth has announced the launch of the Kenworth T680E, the company’s first-ever Class 8 battery-electric model. The zero-emission Kenworth T680E, now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada, will enter into production in 2021.

Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19

Business Facilities

Scientists at Vicksburg’s ERDC have been deploying Supercomputers to develop models illustrating how the coronavirus spreads. Read: Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19 at

BI(m): BIM data without models


Over the last several years, owners have begun to grasp that BIM can deliver more than just 3D models and better trade coordination. As a result, many organizations now require BIM data deliverables intended for downstream operations, and have developed transfer standards for embedding data in models during design.

'Reality modeling' arrives


Has “reality modeling” gone mainstream? Speaking at the Year in Infrastructure Conference in London last November, Bentley presented his case that more projects are benefiting from geometrically accurate 3D models created by stitching together captured images using software like his company’s ContextCapture Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, thinks so.

Miller Formless Acquires Two MBW Slipform Models

Construction Equipment

Miller Formless has acquired slipform paver models C-101 and CG-200 from MBW, Inc. “In an effort to expand market share and continue our corporate growth strategies, we saw this small paver as an excellent opportunity to add a quality machine to our existing line of products,” said Darick L

Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Building Information Modelling (BIM Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad. Back in the days when an estimation (be it cost estimation or the estimation of materials) had to be done, the estimators had to start with digitalizing the architectural or engineering drawings into an estimation package or the worst, to do manual takeoffs from the design drawings.

Ford Expands Telematics to All Makes and Models

Construction Equipment

Ford is expanding Ford Telematics to support all makes and models–regardless of automaker. This new capability alongside new tools offered by Ford Telematics gives businesses the flexibility they need to manage their fleets, while helping to better manage driver behavior, performance, and

Building Cost Models – Uniformat II

Building Information Management

Building cost models are based upon major buildings systems as defined by the Uniformat II classification system. Building and/or system models are experience-based and useful for conceptual cost estimating and/or capital renewal and/or life-cycle capital planning. building cost models Uncategorized uniformat bulding cost models cost estimating

Building Cost Models – Uniformat II

Building Information Management

Building cost models are based upon major buildings systems as defined by the Uniformat II classification system. Building and/or system models are experience-based and useful for conceptual cost estimating and/or capital renewal and/or life-cycle capital planning. building cost models Uncategorized uniformat bulding cost models cost estimating

3-D Modeling On the Move

Construction Business Owner

That's how long it has been since 3-D modeling began infiltrating the construction business. Building information modeling (BIM) has evolved from simply being a way for design architects to communicate their vision to clients to becoming a means to building better structures. Recent advances in 3-D modeling technology acknowledge the value to the construction industry of working from an accurate buildable model throughout the entire construction process

Defective Business & Delivery Models in Construction

Collaborative Construction

In the article excerpted and linked below Mark Wakeford , the Managing Director of Stepnell, Ltd out of the UK comments on the dangerous nature of the "cash generation" and "hibernation" business models prevalent in the construction industry. Mark''s article describe the bumpy ride associated with the "cash generation" model during a boom and the "hibernation" during a bust. Here''s a link to Mark''s article titled, A Dangerous Business Model.

Modeling elevates engineering design


Modeling is often used to study the architecture of a building or a campus throughout the design of a project to help inform good decisions and elevate the level of design. When modeling is applied to engineering systems, the same benefits can be realized by both our project teams and clients

A reality simulation platform accommodates multiple modeling software programs


One of the roadblocks to collaboration among AEC firms has been the clunkiness of trying to reconcile different modeling and simulation software plug-ins.

BIM Guide for Owners – Building Information Management, Model, Modeling

Building Information Management

Building Information Management, Model and Modeling. effectively developing an asset lifecycle process and model from conception to final retirement. Building Information Model: Is the DIGITAL REPRESENTATION of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. Building Information Modeling: Is a BUSINESS PROCESS for generating and leveraging building data to design, construct and operate the building during its lifecycle.

5 ways 3D modeling benefits the construction industry

Lets Build

Guest Posts 3D modeling 3D technology 3D-printingIt’s no surprise that many people have started to incorporate 3D technology even within their homes in the form of 3D televisions. 3D printers are becoming more common by the day and we have some companies that are even trying to make it an everyday household item. Since this technology holds great promise, it’s worthy.

Building Information Modeling in Construction Industry

The Constructor

Building Information Modeling is a system’s approach to show from design and construction to maintenance use, demolition and reuse of built. Building Technology Construction Buildings

The Resmark Companies Wants to Buy Your Model Homes

Pro Builder

The Resmark Companies Wants to Buy Your Model Homes. On this installment of The Weekly, learn how The Resmark Companies' new model home sale-leaseback program works for large volume builders, freeing up capital from what is usually an "idle" asset. "In

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International Code Council Seeks Proposals for Energy Conservation Model Code Update

ENR Construction

The International Code Council, the developer of “International” family of model building codes, is accepting code change proposals through Oct.

Controversy Over Proposed Changes to ICC's Model Energy Code Development

ENR Construction

The International Code Council is proposing a drastic and controversial change that would streamline the development process for its model International Energy Conservation Code

Asset Competency Model & Efficient Facility Management #101

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model & Efficient Facility Management #101. Until Owners understand and are capable of organizational wide deployment of ASSET COMPETENCY MODELS, productivity across the AEC and Facility Management sector will remain poor. What is an ASSET COMPETENCY MODEL? There are three (3) core goals of an ASSET COMPETENCY MODEL: Driving Positive OUTCOMES.

Adjusting the Compensation Model

Collaborative Construction

Crafting an incentive based compensation mechanism, tied to metrics that matter to the owner, is a critical step in negotiating an integrated agreement that works for the owner, designer and contractor. The article linked below mentions the concept of Value-Based Design fees but fails to explore the topic in depth. The topic is very important.

[VIDEO] How It’s Made: Tesla Cybertruck Scale Model

Construction Equipment

EVANNEX, a company that makes and sells aftermarket Tesla accessories, built a 1/3-size scale model of Tesla’s Cybertruck. The group debuted the model at the Evs and Tea event, the largest Tesla meetup on the East Coast, according to Inside Evs.

Polaris Releases Pro XD Models

Construction Equipment

The Polaris Pro XD UTV series includes 2000D and 4000D models, powered by a Kubota Tier 4-F diesel engine with 24.5 Both models feature an upgraded towing capacity at 2,500 pounds, and hauling capacity of 1,250 pounds, along with heavy-duty driveline components built to resist corrosive horsepower.