4D Planning and 5D BOQs
Our project programs provide our clients with a clear way forward for the construction of a project, assisting in understanding various project complexities, construction methodologies and the identification of potential risks and their mitigation. We help our Clients understand how long a project will take to build and how to get there.
BIMgrafX construction programming, planning and scheduling services are provided by our programmers and planners with extensive experience over a wide range of different projects and Client types. Our construction programming and planning services can be utilized from the project feasibility phase, tender phase and through to a project’s completion. This includes design, documentation, approvals, and procurement, as well as on-site construction and commissioning.
In the traditional design process, plans and specifications created by the design teams did not impact the estimates created by the Quantity estimation teams because the information relevant to an estimate was just an overlay and not linked to the graphical representation. The surveyors would simply extract information from the documents passed on by the design team which would best suit their estimation requirements. But, in such a workflow, whenever there are any changes, it is impossible to keep track the differences between the drawings and estimates. Not to mention the inaccuracies in such a manual way of calculation.
However, in BIM the point of gathering and managing information begins right from the design model phase. The development of a 3D model is accompanied with the graphical representation of data-rich objects, the data being the product of the simultaneous Quantity Estimation. Each of these inserted objects are available in the future for the purpose of extracting relevant information by different project stakeholders. The nature of BIM compels us to manage information through all phases of a project.
The firm’s QS specialists are an integral part of the design and project management team on projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.