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Sackey et al summarises see figure 2. I also would like to thank Prof.

However, during the experiment of boo hypothetical case study, human error was present in both processes. The findings are analysed and discussed, along with the literature review in the next chapter. Blind Men and Elephant. Thus, the quantity surveyor can use the extra time As seen in appendix Q and H, it is common for quantity surveyors to colour code while manually taking-off.

Once the role is selected, the software then compares the roles to the model; identifying all the errors and categorising them by importance see figure 4. Journal of information technology in setimating. Building Cost Information Service Overview. Process of QTO did not breakdown the element into individual creating an assembly.

Thus, when this detail was imported into Autodesk QTO, the cavity fill was just an annotation and could not be automatically taken-off. Rashdi used the comparison of two types of cost estimating tools and the traditional method to analyze the benefits and challenges estimatihg using BIM.


This meant that the items were included in both the main component and as individuals. Each of the six blind men were feeling a part of the animal, trying to describe it by feeling one small bit failing to grasp the whole image.

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The line indicates the area of the building, which would be represented in the section. Firstly, in order to be able to use the model created in Revitit was necessary to export the model as a file that would be recognised by Autodesk QTO Remember me on this computer.

The properties palette assists the user with modifying and altering any information associated with the selected item object, sheet, view etc. There was no automatic list prepared for the taking-off list apart from the catalogue. In order for this to be attainable, it is essential to have a common language between these different applications as seen in figure 1. However, all windows are linked with each other, just like Revit, illustrated in 4. Sample of the bill of quantities indicating wrong measurement resulting to wrong price.

When using QTO to take-off the topology elements, object information was not included in the original model. Generally, before beginning the taking-off process the lead pruce surveyor allocates the elements to be measured to the team, depending on their experience Ashworth et al, Chapter 2 Literature Review: Prior Construction During Construction Early Stage Tendering Stage Stage Stage Provides the Used for estimating Quantity take-off is foundation for the project’s time used to forecast Used for the preliminary cost and cost for the and plan economic control of estimates of the construction constrution the project.


MSc, Northeastern University amm7 The definition of each three different acronym, which represent three separate functions. Essentially, it provides expert advice and safeguards their professional interests ensuring that the building environment is pleasing, safe, sound and sustainable Crotty, BCIS average group element prices: This indicates that the usage of automatic taking-off process may be dissociating from NRM.

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I ended up with a count of 40 windows. The researcher that conducted the taking-off and cost estimating procedure also designed the 3D model of the residential home. This model was used for both the manual taking-off process and automatic taking-off procedure using cost estimating BIM applications Autodesk QTO.

Paperback Published 03 May Capital and occupancy cost information for buildings: The implementation of Building Information Modelling BIM into the UK construction industry is referred to as a problem solver towards the main problems communication, quality, cost and time causing the industry to underperform Crotty, ; Eastman, Teicholz, Sacks, Liston, The items were taken-off in the order according to the taking-off schedule.

Since all BIM tools used were self-taught, by looking at tutorials and online manuals of each software. However, this study will examine what type of changes this will introduce to the process of taking-off quantities and producing bill of quantities.

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