Building information modelling can greatly assist quantity surveyors. BIM is a system that helps to create and store information regarding the life cycle of a construction project. Here are some of the benefits of surveyors:
- BIM provides quick and efficient cost estimation and reduction.
- Access to reliable and fast quantities required, as well as competitive estimates for goods.
- As the project progresses and plans get updated, so will the costs involved.
- Modelling provides the ability to generate different designs and compare the costs of these different designs.
- Can save a lot of time when preparing cost estimates.
- Saves time in supplying information as requests for information are common during a project. For details on Quantity Surveying Services, contact a site such as tc-consult.co.uk/service/quantity-surveying/
- Detection of clashes which can assist in preventing costly mistakes from occurring.
- Checking costs and updating information is much more timely and efficient.
- Detailed modelling can provide improved visualisation leading to better design understanding and measuring, reducing the opportunity for errors.
- The ability to store all project data in a centralised location.
- Access for all team members to the system to provide collaboration and improved communication.
- Design changes can be quickly identified.
- BIM provides informed decision-making which saves money and increases productivity.
For quantity surveyors, the ability to improve productivity is paramount and BIM contributes to this. The ability to use BIM technology means better estimates, improved communication and greater profitability of projects for all stakeholders.