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Revit cloud based estimating and construction management
SkyBIM is a powerful real-time cost estimating solution for Autodesk Revit®. Automated quantity takeoffs are as easy as clicking a button. And since estimates are securely hosted in the cloud, multiple members of the project team can simultaneously collaborate on an estimate. Whether you are the architect, estimator, contractor or owner - you can view a project’s latest takeoff quantities, edit product costs, create construction assemblies and print reports.
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Calling all chain stores and franchises...
SkyBIM can provide massive automation in the real-time management and cost estimating of chain stores. Once we have configured and costed one store, the rest are essentially automatic. If you are involved with Revit projects that are chain-store based (Subway, Chipotle, Starbucks, WalMart, Woolworths, McDonald's, etc) or have a high degree of repetition, please contact marek@skybim.com

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Capturing Building Lifecycle...
SkyBIM is a cloud-based platform to host all the information collected throughout a building's lifecycle to optimise the way buildings are designed, costed, constructed, and managed.


Automatic Quantity Takeoff
With SkyBIM, automated quantity takeoffs are as easy as clicking a button. Simply hit the 'Takeoff' button to view the project's latest estimate. It's as effortless as that. By automating the tedious task of quantifying, SkyBIM frees the estimating team to focus on higher value tasks.
Estimates Learn from Each Other

Estimate Sooner
Start estimating much earlier in the design process and avoid the painful cost-cutting exercises that frequently plague many projects. SkyBIM’s fast, accurate quantity takeoffs, helps you minimize risk, reduce delivery times and save costs down the line.

Estimate as a Standard Deliverable
Architects typically do not provide cost estimates on projects as part of their standard services, but the ability of SkyBIM to generate real-time estimates will change the nature of project deliverables for all participants.

Projects Learn from Each Other
SkyBIM estimates can learn from each other. All cost data including construction assemblies and labor crews can be intelligently transferred between projects. This means as more projects are costed, each new project becomes progressively quicker and easier to cost. Furthermore the estimating of similarly styled projects can be accelerated to the point where it is fully automatic.
Estimates learn from each other

Revit Interoperability
SkyBIM estimates are able to interact directly with the Revit model, allowing the estimator to cross-check elements between the estimate and the model. For example, you can select items in the estimate and highlight their corresponding elements in the model. Alternately, you can hover your cursor over elements in the Revit model to dynamically inspect their takeoff quantities, costs and other estimate properties.
Revit Interoperability

Bi-directional Data Exchange
All changes in the Revit model are automatically reflected in the estimate. Furthermore, any changes made to the estimate can also be transferred to the Revit Model.

 


Easy-to-Use Interface
SkyBIM provides a full WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment to view and edit your estimates. This easy-to-use interface allows you to interact with an estimate exactly as it would appear printed.
Easy-to-Use Interface

Cloud-Based Collaboration
Collaborating on cost estimates just got a whole lot easier. From anywhere around the globe, multiple members of the project team can simultaneously access estimates hosted on SkyBIM's web server. Whether you are the architect, estimator, contractor or owner - you can view a project's latest takeoff quantities, edit product costs, create construction assemblies and print estimate reports.
Cloud-Based Collaboration

Craftsman Costbooks
Search a selection of Craftsman costbooks for products and ingredients to add to your estimate. Craftsman costbooks are published for the United States market and cover labor and material costs for all the major construction trades and specialties.

Complex Construction Assemblies
In SkyBIM, products can be represented by complex multi-ingredient construction assemblies in order to provide detailed cost breakdowns. For example, a door assembly can consume a door, a lockset and hardware. A wall assembly can consume masonry, plaster and a finish.
Complex Construction Assemblies

Labor Crews
Optionally determine a product's labor cost by assigning a labor crew and installation time to a product. A crew can comprise one or more craftsman, each of whom is given an hourly rate. Installation time is the estimated time that it would take the crew to complete one unit of the product.
Labor Crews

Powerful Filtering
SkyBIM supports Revit Design Options, Phases and Levels - enabling you to produce estimates that are filtered by these parameters.


How to estimate a Revit project with SkyBIM
SkyBIM Ceilings
SkyBIM Internal Divisions: Internal Hollow Core Door
SkyBIM External Envelope: External Solid Door
SkyBIM Bulk Earthworks
SkyBIM Floor Finishes
SkyBIM Ground Floor Construction: Mass Concrete Surface Bed
SkyBIM Foundations: Ground Beam
SkyBIM Roofs: Construction and Roof Covering
SkyBIM Structural Frame
SkyBIM Internal Wall Finishes
SkyBIM Fittings: External Wall – Brick Walls
SkyBIM Internal Divisions: Half Brick Walls
SkyBIM External Envelope: One Brick Walls
SkyBIM External Envelope: Window
demystifying the art of estimating

Export to Multiple File Formats
Share estimate reports with non SkyBIM users. Export to a variety of file formats including PDF, Excel, Word, RTF XML, HTML, TXT, CSV, JPEG, GIF and PNG.
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Excel Price List Integration

SkyBIM can work directly with your company's Excel price lists, allowing you to add your own cost items to a SkyBIM estimate. This integration with Excel allows you to utilise your existing Excel price lists and even update them further if you wish.
Excel Price List Integration

Non-Model Cost Items
There are many items in an estimate that are never represented in the BIM model. SkyBIM allows you to add non-model cost items to your estimates.

Request Pricing from Suppliers
Request pricing and product information from one or more suppliers. At any stage, you can integrate a selected supplier's pricing into your estimate.

Markup/Margin
Markup/margin percentage can either be applied globally to the estimate or by individual product.

Add Products to your Website
SkyBIM products can be embedded in your website, enabling SkyBIM users who browse your website to incorporate your products into their estimates.
Add Products to your Website

Multiple Report Classifications
You can view your estimates classified in a variety of different formats, including UniFormat, MasterFormat, OmniClass, Keynote, Manufacturer and Alphabetical.



SkyBIM

What is unique about SkyBIM is that all the "real-time" BIM data is securely hosted in the cloud, allowing anywhere, anytime collaboration. For example, here is a live fully-editable link (http://bit.ly/ex6iah) to an interior wall in an sample SkyBIM estimate, that allows you to:

  • Edit a product's costs
  • Edit and manage a product's assembly
  • Invite 'suppliers' to provide pricing
  • Assign a long description to the product
  • Assign a labor crew to a product
  • Find products in SkyBIM to add as ingredients to the product's assembly
  • Find Craftsman products in SkyBIM to add as ingredients to the product's assembly
  • View products that have been bookmarked
  • Click here Modify a product's classifications
  • Assign a manufacturer to a product
  • View the product's Revit based specifications
  • Invite people to collaborate in the editing of this product

SkyBIM is extendable
SkyBIM's cloud platform is easily extendable and can be integrated with other BIM applications.
SkyBIM's cloud platform is easily extendable and can be integrated with other BIM applications.

SkyBIM Projects is an estimating and quantity surveying firm that uses state-of-the-art Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools such as Revit and SkyBIM to optimise the way buildings are designed, costed, constructed, and managed.

SkyBIM Projects provides a full suite of quantity surveying and project management services, including but not limited to Cost Estimates, Bills of Quantities, JBCC Contract Documentation, Progress Valuations, Payment Certificates, Project Cost Control and Final Accounts.

On larger projects, SkyBIM Projects can act as a BIM Technology Consultant to other QS firms. This partnership can be structured to train other QS firms to ultimately provide their own set of SkyBIM related services.

SkyBIM Projects supports the principle of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). This approach to project delivery integrates all team members - owner, architect, engineer, quantity surveyor, project manager and contractor - to form a collaborative effort in order to maximise efficiency throughout the life cycle of the project.

SkyBIM Projects and SkyBIM can provide significant benefits to the entire project team...

Benefits to Architect
  • Real-time access to the quantity surveyor's measurements and rates
  • Dynamically monitor how design changes impact project costs
  • Assign detailed product specifications to family types in a project
  • Perform off-site inspections to ensure that specifications and standards are being adhered to
  • Produce best-practice Revit Models that are optimised for estimating & construction purposes
  • Leverage high-value BIM information to quantity surveyor, contractor, owner and other consultants

Benefits to Owner
  • Improved project delivery and collaboration
  • Receives "digital double" of the project for Building Lifecycle Management
  • No information "throw away"
  • Real-time access to schedules and reports
  • Asset tracking and management
  • Maintenance / warranty records
  • Search and locate items in the building quickly
  • Recall the paint color of the feature wall in the executive conference room
  • Calculate the paint area of the same wall

Benefits to Quantity Surveyor
  • Perform automatic quantity takeoff directly from the Revit model
  • Begin estimating much earlier in the design stage
  • Estimate is always consistent with the design
  • Frees estimating team to focus on higher value tasks
  • Associate measuring groups (trades) with takeoff items
  • Track progress of work completed by referencing intelligent digital drawings (DWF files) - assists progress valuations

Benefits to Contractor
  • Perform automatic quantity takeoff directly from the Revit model
  • Estimate verification - crosscheck measurements
  • Improved constructability
  • Track progress of work completed by referencing intelligent digital drawings (DWF files) - assists generation of monthly claims
  • Control systems tie in with BIM model - material tracking, installation status, field notes, punch lists, QA/QV, construction trade coordination
  • Improved collaboration with the project team


For more information contact Marek Brandstatter
marek@skybim.com      +27 11 615 6742

 

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