5D BIM Approach to Cost Estimating

Building information modeling (BIM) is changing the way the construction industry works. With a rising number of owners requiring BIM on projects, adoption has increased dramatically on projects throughout the world. Now, companies are partnering for better BIM.

For example, Assemble Systems, a provider of construction-data management solutions, announced its latest integration for estimating with Sage. These architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) solutions providers are working together to bring a 5D BIM approach to cost estimating.

BIM enables users to collaborate more efficiently, identify and address challenges, streamline processes from design to construction, and produce more favorable outcomes. Often project teams have been using complex solutions to try to incorporate 5D BIM into their workflows, but now new solutions can remove some of the complexity and errors.

With this integrated solution, for instance, the estimating process is streamlined to address these issues. This will make it possible for estimators to do production estimating work concurrently with both 2D and 3D content. The solution allows estimators to view the model concurrently to better understand the scope, project complexity, and account for design changes to create an accurate estimate.

This offers estimators an easier, more efficient approach to 5D BIM. Integrating these solutions and connecting them to the cloud encourages greater collaboration and allows construction firms to produce more accurate estimates in less time.

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