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March 3-7, 2026

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How BIM Speeds Up Construction



Technology for building information modeling (BIM), takeoff, and estimating is changing the way the construction industry does business.

The amount of estimating-related information included in a model can vary greatly. As a result, estimators have to refer to 2D drawings to get details, such as floor coverings, that are often missing from the model. A new integrated platform speeds up takeoff from models, allows estimators to override model quantities, and uses the same interface as a 2D takeoff tool.

The new model-based cost estimating solution integrates eTakeoff software and Autodesk Navisworks with Sage Estimating. It provides an easier way to do detailed takeoff simultaneously from both 3D models and 2D drawings.

An integrated platform such as this provides reliable feedback and cost saving strategies much earlier in construction project planning to help firms easily turn building model information into full-blown estimates, saving time and streamlining the process.

This is an example of a BIM platform for construction, showing how the industry is advancing with technology.

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