Technology ontology and BIM-enabled estimating for owners and contractors

Marcel Maghiar, Lauren Livingston, Avi Wiezel

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Abstract

A database of construction methods can help select the optimal approach to building a construction project. To be useful, such a database should be integrated with BIM and, thus, be based on a consistent methodology to define and classify construction methods. Contractors are confronted with problems in selecting proper construction methods and applying their knowledge about specific and well-defined technologies to a project. This paper proves empirically that selecting the right methods, using one of the technologies available for multiple activities, would create accurate costs when not only materials are priced, but also right equipment and available labor. This way, owners can efficiently demand deliverables that can be utilized by them downstream, allowing Contractors and subcontracting trades to work efficiently and to assure the daily flow of operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages2200-2207
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780784413616
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 25 2014

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/23/146/25/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Maghiar, M., Livingston, L., & Wiezel, A. (2014). Technology ontology and BIM-enabled estimating for owners and contractors. In Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (pp. 2200-2207). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.273