Automated cost analysis of concept design BIM models

Sherif Abdelmohsen, Jinkook Lee, Chuck Eastman

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Abstract

This paper introduces the Preliminary Concept Design (PCD) Cost Analysis Module developed for the General Services Administration (GSA) and the analysis results of a case study involving a concept design courthouse BIM model. The module uses IFC data from BIM models to extract quantity take off data using Solibri Model Checker (SMC), generates an input XML file to the PACES cost estimating software, and produces a comprehensive reporting scheme. The paper explores interoperability issues related to integrating design and analysis tools; specifically BIM models and cost models. We argue that architects and estimators can benefit from the proposed module, where the cost feedback cycle becomes more efficient and their decision-making process is continuously informed throughout multiple design iterations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Together
Subtitle of host publicationCAADFutures 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design
EditorsPierre Leclercq, Ann Heylighen, Genevieve Martin
PublisherLes Editions de l'Universite de Liege
Pages403-418
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9782874561429
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design: Designing Together, CAADFutures 2011 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 2011 Jul 42011 Jul 8

Publication series

NameDesigning Together: CAADFutures 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design

Conference

Conference14th International conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design: Designing Together, CAADFutures 2011
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLiege
Period11/7/411/7/8

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© P. Leclercq, A. Heylighen and G. Martin (eds).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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