BIM as Quantity Surveyor
Quantity survivor is bore by the long existing concern of automation and digitization and it is a threat also. BIM is a threat in the jobs roles and growth prospects as its use on a full scale a lot of work has automated. But it is also seen that in the cite BIM has sharpened the roles of Quantity Surveyors in the construction planning, scheduling, costing etc.
The recent situation: The work of the Quantity Surveyor is to make sure about the resources of the construction industry that are used for the improvement of the society. It provides the financial management and serves as a cost consultant for the clients.
The Quantity Surveyors work under high pressure when this surveying and logistics get attached with the planning of large built up areas and construction facilities and brings various complexities. They have to deliver cost estimation and BOMs within time. They face extreme challenge when cost reporting and planning and BOQs are done as per the received design. The engineers and architects are expected for delivering drawings to the Surveyors with the every design detail of BOMs. If a single detail may miss in the drawings, assumptions will made for the cost reports as per estimation. These assumptions and estimations results the lack in the ordered quantity. So without BIM making any informed decision can be risky and it may cause the material waste, rework and delays. This risky situation needs the elimination of long practiced manual methods with lots of guesswork.
Overcoming this situation: BIM is known as a tool that coordinates and collaborates with the information which is given by Architects, Structural Engineers and MEP Engineers. BIM has the probable for automation the general tasks of the Quantity Surveyors and at last cut them some soft. BIM inserts shares and manages the information in a centralized shared environment that empowers the surveying. It has the contribution in the improvement of managing preliminary estimates, feasibility studies etc.
By using different things, BIM makes cost estimation technology by reducing the errors and providing results near to the original value as the estimation is based on the perfect statistical data. The big advantage of the Quantity Surveyors is that they can plan orders for the appropriation activities perfectly from the built-models. At the basic stages, the design information is not profound as it develops with the growth of designing stage. So a simple BOQ will not enough for the needs of providing a substantial report.
Conclusion: The manual evaluation can be done from the received drawings of the MEP engineers and Architects. Though it is still a long time task, integrating 5D BIM with the cost estimating software provides an accurate value of QTO in one go.
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