Each additional dimension to BIM digital model comes with a broad range of benefits. 5D, among others, bears the following benefits:
- Great return on investment: constructions are costly and owners invest substantially in these projects. However, failure to stay within budgets could jeopardize the entire investment and even lead to exorbitant losses. New York Engineers can help you stay within your budget with our cutting-edge 5D BIM (cost estimation).
- Save paperwork: traditionally, cost managers would painstakingly use lots of paperwork to compile a list of all materials required with their associated costs. Subsequently, they would carry out complex calculations to figure out how much they need to spend. Likewise, for every alteration in the design, they would re-do the calculations. Thanks to the introduction of 5D BIM as it negates such as a trivial and tedious path of estimating costs.
- Great understanding of the scope: with 5D BIM, project agents are able to have a better understanding of the scope. Thanks to the clear visualization and data modeling capabilities of our technology. The team of stakeholders will understand the proposed design and associated cost drivers.
- Easy adjustment of costs: 5D BIM allows the cost manager to adjust the costs accordingly in an event of other parties making changes to the design components. There is no need to call meetings and update others about the associated costs of their suggested materials. The cloud-based technology we use keeps everyone in the loop. The good part is that for every alteration or amendment, the costs are adjusted. In turn, the cost managers stay within a budget.
The meaning of the term “quantity take-offs” should be self-explanatory. It refers to the taking off quantities of materials in a project. The crux of every construction project lies in the quantities of materials required. As thus, cost managers have to compile a long list of every material that contractors need. A missed material could impede the progress of contractors. Also, it would impact financially on the overall budget.
With New York Engineers carrying out quantity take offs digitally through 5D BIM model, quantity take-offs have never been this easier before. We eliminate the painful ordeal of compiling a long list manually.
Quantity take-offs help you have a better understanding of typical materials you need in the project. Consequently, this improves productivity because all materials are available at the right time. Project managers get to compile a list of, among others, lumber, steel, concrete, bricks, light fixtures, prefabricated pillars, and asphalt. In a nutshell, this list predominantly comprises raw materials. We are expert MEP engineers and can, therefore, help you compile a comprehensive and accurate list of all design components to complete your MEP project.
The work does not end on the listing of the materials. For each material, for instance, you have to assign specific characteristics and costs. Factors such as thermal properties and energy consumption are important in choosing some materials. If you wish to optimize your energy systems, our engineers can help you the best energy-efficient materials so that your future application of environmental certificates become stress-free with minimal retrofits.
Our 5D BIM and quantity take offs can help speed up your project with the accurate cost estimations and materials. In a case of lumber, for example, we will state what type of lumber is needed, its length, width, and the total weight of a shipment. All these design specifications have an impact on your budget hence it is important to consider them in our digital model.
Quantity take-offs help project managers with purchase decisions. The level of details achieved when compiling the list of these materials enables managers to know which specific materials to purchase. 5D BIM will give a cost estimate of how much to spend when ordering such materials in question. Because of this convenience, you will be faced with fewer risks in your project. All project agents can see in real-time what typical materials are required and at what costs.
When estimating prices, our engineers perform complex calculations. Materials such as concrete and asphalt can require per volume calculations while materials such as tiles may require per square footage calculations. Our MEP engineers take all these considerations in their purchase decisions.