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Figure QTO – All the excavation, filling and disposal taking-offs: The first section of the literature review presents a broad view of the UK construction industry, referring to how it has changed following the introduction of BIM.

Whilst using Autodesk QTO it was prixe to create an assembly for the items. The user had not experience with BIM applications before this research.

Ever since the birth of the quantity surveying profession, it has continually been evolving in both their services and processes Ashworth et al, ; Davis Langdon and Everest, Subsequently how these will affect the quantity surveying profession.

However, the education addressed, in this section, by the writers is concerned with the training received in practise rather than that at higher education institutions. This is indicated in figure 4. The choice in building element foundation contains a number of basic materials e. This model was used for both the manual taking-off process and automatic taking-off procedure using cost estimating BIM applications Autodesk QTO.

Once all the similar items are found, the software automatically adds all of its parameters together. Paperback Published 06 May These estimating packages are directly linked with databases, which contain assemblies and recipes. This required the knowledge and experience of what the element is made of and how it would be taken- off in a manual method.

These details are studied in depth and are not limited to just one observation. However, by using these tools the quantity surveyors are able to skip a number of laborious tasks the process is faced with.


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bcus Notwithstanding its potential effect to the quantity surveying profession, implications on key functions such as taking-off, cost estimating and production of bill of quantities have not been investigated in detail, hence this study. Floorings and Skirting Plan View summer placement experience Daypoints out in an article, that it seems as if estkmating UK construction industry is re-enacting the early 90s, where interoperability regarding 2D drawing, was an issue.

How is BIM going to influence the profession?

Furthermore, these elements esgimating the ability to contain parameters for a specific quantity calculation, resulting in the more accurate quantity pirce and hence a more precise cost estimation. Excavation of top soil Top soil excavation National schedule of rates building works. Comprehensive building price book. However, this study will examine what type of changes this will introduce to the process of taking-off quantities and producing bill of quantities.

Illustrates the five stages that constitute a 5D concept model.

Although the user has the ability to change the translucence of the colour in order to make it clearer and less compacted see figure 4.

Moreover, a hypothetical case study was conducted to see the type of changes brought up by automatic process, in comparison to the manual process. 2021 et al summarises see figure 2. Throughout its history, the profession has always been characterised as diverse and developing see figure 2. Using the search take-off tool, and process of modifying formula to get desired result. However, the real benefit comes when creating your own template, which can then be used as a template for other projects.

Commercial data managed by standalone finance and cost management packages with no integration.

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After working out how much each window would cost, they were all pruce in order to give a rough total sum. With the incorporation of rules, the quantity surveyor is able to calculate quantities from the component properties or from data that was manually entered Eastman et al, Guide to rebuilding costs of flats.


Taking for example the excavation of trench foundation shown in table 3, the taking-off process included an automatic taking-off of the 0.

Estimatimg, another module that was important towards my understanding of the company was contract law, helping me understand the terms and some clause regarding the JCT.

If not then the quantity surveyor has proof of the measurement made.

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In order to help demonstrate the changes inflicted to the process and profession, the findings from the case study are discussed and assessed analogous to the literature review.

Wessex alterations and refurbishment price book. Figure Bill of quantities produced by the manual process: The models and drawings were used for the automatic taking-off, whereas the traditional take-off required just the 2D drawings.

Guide to house rebuilding costs by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

In addition to this, we saw how the reinforcement cages were filled with aggregate, which was then filled with in situ concrete. Regarding traditional taking-off, it is very important on which column you are writing on, regarding the measuring paper. Preceding BIM all technological advancements have been trying to improve the process that is already out there, instead of trying to change it Jellings, Chapter 2 Literature Review: Adopted from Ashworth et al It is very important that a taking-off schedule is created according to NRM, used for grouping the measurements and to help identify any missing information Seeley, Workbook of all taken-off items using Autodesk QTO