New eBook from Sage Shows How BIM Improves Construction Estimates

BIM is reaching beyond the traditional design-engineering applications, into the world of estimating.

Building information models are rich with data that many estimators are tapping into to improve their understanding of projects and the accuracy of their estimates. In fact, a 2015 SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data and Analytics showed 64 percent of contractors believe BIM has a medium to high impact on improving the process and accuracy of estimating construction costs.

One thing is clear: BIM is reaching beyond the traditional design-engineering applications, into the world of estimating.

Use of BIM is growing across the construction industry. In a recent survey by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC), 49 percent of respondents reported that they are currently using or piloting BIM.

Construction software provider Sage has published a new e-book called “BIM Basics: An estimator’s guide for understanding building information modeling,” that offers an overview of BIM from an estimating perspective.

The ebook covers:

  • BIM’s rising adoption among contractors
  • The fundamentals of 3D, 4D, and 5D BIM
  • The major benefits you can expect from model-based estimating (5D BIM)
  • How to overcome the estimating challenges of incomplete models

Download the BIM Basics.

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