Model-based Cost Estimating
During the preconstruction phase of a project, we periodically link our estimating databases to the design model. Material quantities are extracted and assemblies are calculated based on the current iteration of the model. The advantage to us and the project team is that we can quickly and accurately estimate the cost differences from one design scheme to the next. Typically, quantifying and estimating design changes are time consuming and result in a pause of the design process.? With model-based cost estimating we fully leverage the advantages of design build and GC/CM methods to provide real time cost analysis as design progresses.