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Melinda Hoffman

CS17241: Bringing Old School Estimating to the 21st Century with BIM

(Duration 57:55)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand the link between BIM and estimating
  • Learn Revit-model data overview and organization techniques
  • Learn about viewers for estimators that cannot or will not use Revit
  • Get quick tips for preparing models for estimating

Description

Description

Estimating in construction has evolved since the beginning of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Receiving models in preconstruction has enabled construction estimators to understand a building better than ever. If models are not provided, having the virtual design and construction (VDC) team that we have enables us to quickly create models to understand and provide high-level overviews of spaces that need an estimate for a DD, SD, or even proposal estimates. Understanding how to prepare these models for an estimator is important, and details that they need are often overlooked. We've developed templates that correspond with what our estimators are looking for and how they want to see the information. Some techniques we use take any architectural model and make it usable in the estimating world, providing better-informed and better-understood estimates. This session features Revit.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Estimators, VDC Engineers, Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers

Speakers

Speakers

Melinda Hoffman

Melinda Hoffman manages the emerging Virtual Design and Construction department at LPCiminelli, handling all the Building Information Modeling (BIM) mobile technology with a 5-person staff. Her duties include training Revit software, aiding in prebid estimating and visualizations, managing workloads for staff, laser scanning to document existing conditions, managing model logistics, and scheduling and coordinating. She assists project teams with preconstruction services to establish and implement virtual construction procedures and techniques to assure timely modeling. She collaborates with the clients’ design teams and in-house estimating on the use of models for 5D quantity takeoff and pricing. Hoffman leads clash detection and radio frequency interference (RFI) resolution with project teams during preconstruction efforts. Additionally, she assists with the creation of marketing visualizations to convey logistics plans during business development efforts.

David Nachreiner

Melinda Hoffman manages the emerging Virtual Design and Construction department at LPCiminelli, handling all the Building Information Modeling (BIM) mobile technology with a 5person staff. Her duties include training Revit software, aiding in prebid estimating and visualizations, managing workloads for staff, laser scanning to document existing conditions, managing model logistics, and scheduling and coordinating. She assists project teams with preconstruction services to establish and implement virtual construction procedures and techniques to assure timely modeling. She collaborates with the clients’ design teams and inhouse estimating on the use of models for 5D quantity takeoff and pricing. Hoffman leads clash detection and radio frequency interference (RFI) resolution with project teams during preconstruction efforts. Additionally, she assists with the creation of marketing visualizations to convey logistics plans during business development efforts.

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Published

  • 2016
  • CS17241
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit

Industries

  • Construction Services
  • Architecture Services
  • Engineering Service Providers

Topics

  • Building Construction
  • Building Owners and Operators