Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Building Information Modelling (BIM Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad.

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

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. FOCUS UPON LEADERSHIP.

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 client

California is a Model for PACE Loan Reform

Green Building Law Update

California’s statutory changes to its existing residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, that became effective January 1, 2017, may be a model for residential PACE programs across the nation.

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.

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 – 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.

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.

Robot learns to build, adapt, using Lego models

Construction Dive

Autodesk's BrickBot is programmed to autonomously build from 3D models and could be a precursor to construction and manufacturing applications

CSiBridge 20.2.0 is recently launched to make the bridge modeling process smarter

Construction Cost Estimating

Bridge Modeler: The rapid bridge template is extended to help in explaining a more complete model along with substructure, superstructure, loading, and design criteria. User specified diaphragm depths can now be stipulated for precast I-girder and concrete tee bridges Modeling.

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?

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.

'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.

Building Information Modeling - BIM - Experiencing Explosive Growth

Collaborative Construction

A new study finds a rise in the use of BIM tools, with growth in Asia especially impressive.

ConXtech Model Coordination.

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! A little more from the folks at ConXtech. James L. Salmon, Esq.

AI program 'spell checks' a BIM model's code compliance

Construction Dive

UpCodes AI scans 3D models and flags any areas that do not meet the latest building code requirements, the company said

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.

5 ways 3D modeling benefits the construction industry


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.

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.

Asset Life-cycle Model, Asset Information Model, and Why BIM Won’t Work

Building Information Management

Owners must be required to develop technical and business competencies with respect to asset life-cycle modeling and total cost of ownership, and be able to LEAD collaborative teams of service providers. Until this happens… nothing will change, it is indeed as simple as that.

Enhanced Analytical Model in Autodesk Revit 2014

BIM & Beam

In this release the structural analytical model was improved in several different areas. You can find enhancements to help create and manage the structural analytical model, such as better visibility and greater control over the analytical model.

Our Model is Clash Free

Revit OpEd

Offering a "clash free model" is a bit like the car ads on television that offer a 100k car for $299/month. We can''t offer a clash free model if everyone else working on the project isn''t working toward that goal themselves.

Understanding Building Information Modeling

Contractor Magazine

Questions contractors ask when using BIM

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ICC/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Model Code Integrates Existing Standards

ENR Construction

The release this month of the 2018 edition of the International Green Construction Code marks the first time two sustainability standards developers have joined to foster green buildings and streamline code adoption

BIM Basics 2014 – Building Information Modeling, Models, and Management

Building Information Management

Uncategorized 2014 and Managment basics BIM building information modeling job order constracting job order contact Models TCO total cost of ownership BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by technology.

Umbra Releases 3D Model Optmizing, Sharing Platform

ENR Construction

While augmented reality has been touted as a tool to view 3D models and on-site construction together in context, the size of a 3D model limits its application, especially with headset viewers such as Microsoft HoloLens

Re-Thinking the Compensation Model in Construction

Collaborative Construction

Accordingly, at Collaborative Construction, we try to create new compensation models that incentivize the kind of behavior we want to see more of and deter the kind of behaviors we don''t want more of on the project. BIM implementation is hard. IPD is hard.

BIM for Reinforced Concrete – From Design to Detailing in One Model

BIM & Beam

Before we dive in, let’s quickly review the four benefits of BIM for engineers: Combines the versatility of 2D documentation with the higher level of fidelity and accuracy of 3D modeling of steel reinforcement and concrete accessories, with minimal effort to produce both.

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

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence. Uncategorized asset competency model BIM for facility management BIM for FM BIM Strategy integrated project delivery IPD job order contracting lean construction

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.

Debunking another BIM myth: FM enabled BIM models do not automatically pop out of Construction BIM models


In all mainstream BIM strategies, FM models sit at the end of the chain of Ds – numbered from the 6 th D onwards, following the 3 spatial Ds, cost and time. Waste of modelling efforts’ is a major ‘thing’ among those that know little of the realities of BIMming but are deeply invested into it.

More about design drawings and model planning

Construction Cost Estimating

In the same way there is some software that helps to plan the models for building purpose or designing in other way such as BIM describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a building or other facility like bridge, highway, tunnel etc.

Forensic BIM: Using modeling to resolve disputes and claims

Construction Dive

With disputes in the industry averaging $21 million, the ability to use BIM to retrospectively verify that the scope of work completed matches what the contract required could save millions in some lawsuits

As project delivery models evolve, designers rethink their role


Since opening in September 2017, Cornell Tech’s New York campus has gained attention for its inventive, ambitious design. The bold architectural forms, dramatically sculpted topography of its Roosevelt Island site, and leading-edge sustainability credentials of the completed first phase signal an intention to rethink education for the 21 st century

Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships

ENR Construction

When student intern Ana Padilla left her job with Sundt Construction in Tucson, Ariz., this past summer, she received plenty of hugs and well-wishes from her colleagues on the Interstate 10-Ina Road interchange project

Volvo Presents 2nd Electric Truck Model

Construction Equipment

Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric, the company is expanding its product range with yet another electric truck.

Energy Modeling: Deriving Value Beyond Certifications and Compliance


Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is often only used for green building certifications or to show compliance to building codes or standards. Certifications and Code Compliance – LEED energy modeling, Title 24 energy modeling, thermal comfort modeling for WELL.

New Physical Model Helps Louisiana Coastal Planning

ENR Construction

Plans are moving forward on two major Mississippi River sediment diversion projects, considered crucial to rebuilding Louisiana’s coast