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This is not the case when doing an automatic cost estimate.

Adopted from Ashworth et al The items were taken-off in the order according to the taking-off schedule. These calculations are necessary to help us cross reference with what the contractor and sub- contractor had in their measurements. This important setting will distinguish whether information is attached to the drawing.

Due to this, the writer suggests that the quantity surveyors should use BIM tools to facilitate the laborious tasks of taking-off, allowing them with more time to focus on other tasks, such as visualizing, analyzing and assessing the project design Eastman et al, It is certain that there will be a change to the traditional method of taking-off quantities in order to prepare a bill of quantities Cartlidge, Site Preparation – Trial Pits nr 5.

Without any detailed information attached to the soil, it was necessary to use knowledge and experience gained from traditional take-off to quantify the foundation and manually incorporated in the software see figure 4.

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Adopted from Etimating et al Once the documents were imported, they were deleted from the computer to see how this would affect the files imported. A register of the drawings, containing details of their reference number, scale and concise particulars title should be completed. The summary indicates that industry underperformed due to poor communication between designers and constructors, a conservative way of thinking, uncoordinated and incomplete designs and a lack of information management between the different professions.


Pirce warning indicating that it would be more effective if the user completed the rule sets specified before continuing. Conclusion and Recommendations The study attempts to take a different approach in comparison to other studies, in the sense that it does not solely focus on the time taken and the accuracy of the cost estimates.

It smm7 time for the profession to stop counting and grab a position on the pitch. A ruled paper necessary to take-off quantities.

Wessex database for building. Apart from this, all the palettes and windows throughout most software are interlinked with each other, meaning that a change in an object will automatically update the object throughout the whole project.

The difference between the manual take-off is not only that the use of hardcopy drawings, but that all the documents are stored all together in the same location. This definition implicates the organisation and ascendancy over the process by utilising the information attached to the digital illustration, allowing the sharing of this information over the whole etsimating of the project Jellings, In comparison to the traditional method of taking-off, the process does not implicate excess requirements of learning how this software operates.

This method is more bcid with the OPEN BIM process, where every profession is able to use their own software, using a common format to transfer from application to application see section 2. However, cavity space in the 2D drawing of the section detail is not recognised by the software as a separate element, resulting to the taking-off of the whole wall.

Each finish costs differently and thus each space containing a different finishing needed measurement. It goes on to describe the procedures tools, steps taken, assumptions, limitations and scope to create the 3D model of a residential house which is used in this research to illustrate issues surrounding BIM use by the quantity surveying profession.

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Even though this can benefit the quantity surveyor, it can also result to human error. High strength concrete 0. Find out more at jisc. Murray and Langford summarise reports published over roughly 60 years. Traditional quantity surveying activities circa and their activities during more recent times circa Apart from this, section 1.


This was not the case during the automatic taking-off, where both a 3D model and drawings were used. These software tools are as follow: The Cabinet Office intended to make efforts in replacing the adversarial culture with collaborative ones.

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Figure Timeline of technological progression in the UK estkmating industry: Electrical services in buildings. Shows the report generated by the Autodesk QTO. The tools available for taking-off both 2D and 3D models are illustrated in figure 4. Enter the determined quantities in the QTO list.

Today the IFC standard is used for this purpose. The main question concerning the quantity surveying profession is what are these changes and how will they affect the blok used by the profession in delivering services in day-to-day practice. My job was to input all of these values into excel in order to compare the prices and the differences from one supplier to the other.

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The Higher Education Academy. In addition to this, BIM has encouraged the use of mobile technologies i. Once looked at the drawings if the quantity surveyor was not sure about some details on the drawing bcia would create a query sheet see section 2. In order for the correct volume to be calculated the volume had to multiplied by the ratio of hardcore to the floor bed and the concrete to floor bed. The key findings are correlated to the objectives presented in chapter one.

Chapter 2 Literature Review: