Application of the system

Project scheduling and cost estimation process can be done either in traditional way or using BIM technology.

The system enables:

  • working on BIM models in IFC format,
  • presentation of a model comprising elaboration of designs of many branches, as well as division regarding layers type, number of floor, elements type etc.,
  • calculation of volume, area, length of elements or group of elements,
  • detection of inconsistencies in different versions of the same file,
  • working with use of two-monitors worksites with integrated text and graphical interfaces,
  • execution of quantity take-offs and cost estimates.

 


3D model

The system reads a virtual model of a building in open IFC 2×3 format developed in arbitrary CAD system.

A designer decides about the model structure – creates a division regarding number of floor, elements type etc. The division can be adjusted by a cost estimator towards the need of the calculation.

Any changes introduced to a model are reflected on a cost estimate. On the other hand, modifications drawn to the cost estimate are revealed on the model.

 

Automatic measurement of volume of all beams on a selected floor.
Automatic measurement of volume of all beams on a selected floor.

 


Quantity Take-off

BIMestiMate is the only available system offering the users direct connection between a model and data from a quantity take-off.

The process of quantity take-off execution is automatic, easy, accurate and intuitive, and the take-off positions are revealed on the model.

The system eliminates errors made during calculation of amount of work to be done, the biggest source of inappriopriate cost evaluation.

 

Displaying of a selected floor, storeys slide, area measurement, presentation of properties of an element.
Displaying of a selected floor, storeys slide, area measurement, presentation of properties of an element.

 

BIMestiMate ensures automation and shortening of the calculation time of even 90% and more.

For example, execution of quantity take-off of a single-family house with the area of 300m2 takes about ten hours. Using classical methods and tools supporting the calculations, the process lasts about  five hours. In the case of a project taking advantage of the BIM technology,
time needed is barely half an hour.

 

Length measurement for a selected element - column.
Length measurement for a selected element – column.