Apr 28

Top 5 BIM Quantity Takeoff Software – 3D Model Based Estimating Solutions

  BIM is a process that allows members of the project team to collaborate on the design elements of a 3D architectural model via a computer virtual platform. Architects, engineers, planners and the construction team have to analyze the digital model and provide their technical expertise with a goal of conforming their inputs in relation …

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Apr 27

BIM vs. Bills of Quantities. Will 3D Model Takeoff Software Eliminate The Need for Quantity Surveyors and Estimators in Construction Projects?

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. There are many perspectives in which people view BIM. It is essential to know that BIM evolved as an architectural design process based on digital 3D Modelling, but instead of the Architect being the only one involved in the design process, it is now inclusive of other parties involved …

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Apr 25

Composite Rate Build Up for Doors – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

  Composite Rate Build Up – Doors The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. When building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities, you have to follow some basic principles. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Doors: 44mm Door 915x2032mm high semi-solid hardboard flush panel …

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Apr 24

Composite Rate Build Up for Windows – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

    Composite Rate Build Up – Windows The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. When building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities, you have to follow some basic principles. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Windows: Wispeco window type NC22 size 2000 x …

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Apr 23

Composite Rate Build Up for Internal Walls Superstructure – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

    Composite Rate Build Up – Internal Walls Superstructure The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. When building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities, you have to follow some basic principles. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Internal Walls: Superstructure 115mm internal one …

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Apr 22

Composite Rate Build Up for External Walls Superstructure – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

    Composite Rate Build Up – External Walls Superstructure The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. When building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities, you have to follow some basic principles. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for External Walls: Superstructure 230mm external one …

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Apr 20

Composite Rate Build Up for Upper Floor Slabs (Structural Frame) – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

  Composite Rate Build Up – Upper Floor Concrete Slabs The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. When building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities, you have to follow some basic principles. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Upper Floor Concrete Slabs: 200m Thick …

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Apr 19

Composite Rate Build Up for Ground Floor Construction – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

Composite Rate Build up – Floor Construction In this example, the Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used. There are principles that you have to follow when building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Ground Floor Construction: Topsoil excavation average depth 150mm, …

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Apr 19

Composite Rate Build Up for Foundations – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

Composite Rate Build Up – Foundations The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. There are principles that you have to follow when building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Foundations: Excavate trench 600mm wide and 700mm deep, with …

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Apr 16

4 Common Estimating Methods Used by Quantity Surveyors and Construction Cost Engineers

  Preliminary estimates also known as conceptual estimates are done in the design and planning stage of a construction project. There are several methods of estimating, some of which are obsolete and some which are highly recommended and used by Quantity Surveyors today. The following is a list of estimates that a Quantity Surveyor can …

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