4.3. BIM and Estimate Updates

Another strategy for leveraging BIM during a project is to use the BIM file for updating estimates very quickly. Later I will discuss how to use an updated model to quickly generate an outdated estimate without having to use significant resources and complete manual quantity takeoffs. It is important to note that last-minute design changes, addendums, clarifications, and scope alterations that are physically represented can be altered and updated much more quickly than typical takeoff methodologies can catch up with. By utilizing BIM technology during the estimating stage of a project, you can house the building documentation in a single model and use it to clarify many of the questions that might arise during the ...

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