Quantity take-offs are basically conducted manually and digitally. We have already highlighted these differences; however, we wish to elaborate more so that you can choose wisely.
Manually : Manual quantity takeoff involves compiling a list of materials needed for your project without any assistance of digital software. Even if you compile the list manually and input it into the Excel spreadsheet it still involves a major part of manual quantity take off which is time-consuming.
A cost manager would typically analyze the drawings or blueprints in an attempt to compile a comprehensive list of all materials needed. Not only is this time consuming but it will also be aching to your hand since you have to write a long list of these materials. Opt for New York Engineers digital models for quantity take offs.
With a manual operation, you still have to perform complex calculations manually. Now, this requires a great deal of skill on how to compute calculations pertaining to cost estimations. With digital software, you just have to input the details and let the software do the magic for you.
Moreover, after completing the cost estimations manually, you still have to notify other relevant stakeholders in numerous meetings or through telephones. If there are changes done to the design, you have to adjust the calculations manually. This appears to be the most cumbersome way of performing quantity take-offs.
Digitally : A digital way of performing quantity takeoff involves using digital software. Although there could be various software used in this regard, we combine the best of 5D BIM with quantity take off to estimate costs. We have been doing this for the past decade and all our clients revered us for the level of accuracy in our computations.
A digital quantity take off is effortless and most efficient. The software does everything for you from compiling a comprehensive list to performing actual calculations. New York Engineers technicians are behind the intelligence of the software used for digital computation of quantity take offs.
Because BIM serves as a collaborative tool, you do not have to notify other agents individually. Thanks to the cloud-based technology that updates everyone in real-time. There is no need for endless meetings or manual adjustments of the costs should there be alterations on any of the design components.
The level of accuracy in our digital model is way better than manual operations. We eliminate too many mistakes that human beings are prone of committing when conducting cost estimations. Large construction projects could painstakingly be challenging to deal with when estimating costs due to big data. BIM undoubtedly excels in big data handling, and we assure you the best results.