The development of a BIM based building measurement learning tool

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Abstract

The paper discusses the development of an integrated tool for teaching and learning building measurement. A 3D CAD IFC-compliant building information model of a small two-storey residential building was created complete with electrical and hydraulic services and all specification information using Archicad. A complete bill of quantities was measured from the BIMusing Buildsoft, and exported to Microsoft Office. The exported dimensions and quantities were used to produce a fully annotated version of the BQ. The outcome is a package comprising a CD-ROM and a conventional book. The CD containing the BIM, the Buildsoft files, a 3D model viewer and a complete set of drawings extracted from the model and saved in PDF format. The book contains a complete BQ in conventional format plus aversion of the BQ with each item shown with its take-off and some notes explaining the measurement process and the relevant clauses from the Australian Method of Measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages21-24
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference - Unitec Mt Albert, New Zealand
Duration: 30 Sep 20083 Oct 2008
Conference number: 37

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleAUBEA 2008
CountryNew Zealand
CityUnitec Mt Albert
Period30/09/083/10/08

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    Best, R. (2008). The development of a BIM based building measurement learning tool. 21-24. Paper presented at Australian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference, Unitec Mt Albert, New Zealand.