Pillar One
    Strategic Definition

    Pillar Two
    BIM Definition

    Pillar Four
    Technology Skills Design

    Pillar Five
    Technology Skills Technical Design

    Pillar Nine

    Pillar Ten
    Asset Management

Pillar Eight

Estimating with BIM in Construction

Cost estimation traditionally starts with a Bill import and often involves re-engineering by having to re-measure the quantities off a drawing. This is a time intensive process of having to re-measure the quantities off a drawing, quantifying almost 50% to 80% of an estimators time in a day or on a project tender. Electronic Quantity… read more »

Contractors BIM Cost Management Solution

In an industry where margins are already tight, reputation, quality of service and client satisfaction are all key issues that can give a competitive edge, but how sure are you that your company is delivering a consistently high level of service to your client? The answer for a contractor  may lie in identifying a ‘best… read more »

Contractors Tender and Site Process

Estimating and planning software allows us to view the estimating, planning cost-benefit relationship of various activities, setting the stage for forecast management and assisting in making more informed decisions. A contractor begins with the initial estimate and planning of costs and continues through cost tracking and analysis of the information collected and includes valuations and… read more »

Design and Build Method

The design-build form of project delivery is a system of contracting whereby one entity performs both architectural/engineering and construction under one single contract. Under this arrangement, the design builder warrants to the contracting agency that it will produce design documents that are complete and free from error (design-builder takes the risk). The selection process under… read more »

Cost Management with BIM

Introduction Cost estimating, forecasting, and planning are a part of Project Cost planning. Cost planning is the projection of future costs. Cost tracking is backward-looking: it is accounting for what has already occurred. Cost tracking refers to following the cost of various activities through the estimating and accounting cost management system and is accomplished through… read more »

Design Bid and Build Method

Design-bid-build is one of the most traditional types of delivery methods practiced today. The basic concept behind design-bid-build is a linear process. The owner contracts with the architect to develop a program and then further develops the design using mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers. After the design has been solidified, the project moves into construction… read more »

Introduction to Construction Management

So, why does BIM matter to contractors? To really understand the answer to this question, you need to fi rst look at current processes to see how information is shared, what types of technologies are being used, and what types of project delivery methods are being used. Therefore, in the following sections, we discuss  two… read more »