This class demonstrates how to use Autodesk Quantity Takeoff software to estimate a project during early design. You will learn how to take advantage of intelligent model-linked workflows from Autodesk Revit software and how to perform estimate updates as the project design progresses.
Construction professionals who perform repetitive estimates on a project as it transforms through the design process
Kevin R. Miller Ph.D. is the Chair of the Construction Management Program at Brigham Young University. He has worked as an estimator for several companies in Utah and Arizona including Layton Construction Company, and W. E. O’Neil. He has also been a certified trainer for Timberline Software.
Kevin has made presentations for AGC, ABC and ASPE on both the state and national levels demonstrating how electronic documents can benefit the estimating process. He has presented regularly at Estimating Academy's sponsored by AGC and ASPE. Kevin is also teaching QTO and Navisworks in his estimating classes. These two products which are made by Autodesk allow estimators to work in the BIM world. Quantity takeoffs, clash detections, and sequenced presentations are now at the estimator's finger tips.
Kevin has also taught at Arizona State University and the University of Florida. He has served as the Chairman of ASPE's National Education Board.
This class will highlight the use of Autodesk Quantity Takeoff software to streamline the preconstruction process for creating cost estimates based on building information models from multiple sources. We will use a recent case study to show off the ability of Quantity Takeoff to maximize the translation of information from the intelligent models into the contractor's estimate. The presentation will highlight the workflow changes inherent when moving from traditional 2D drawings, binders, and spreadsheets to a dynamic, integrated 5D model. This process enables efficient identification and resolution of potential issues. You will learn how to visually communicate the various cost impacts on the estimate to the building owner, designers, and other project stakeholders during and beyond the preconstruction phase. Another Quantity Takeoff benefit is early collaboration between architect and contractor that leads to greater efficiency and reduced risk for owners during construction, at project turnover, and throughout the life of the building.