Guidelines for cost estimating

Anthony Buccellato (Co-Principal Investigator)
Lennart Andersson
(Co-Principal Investigator)
Minsoo Kim (Research Assistant)

Sponsoring Agency:  NYC DDC, Town + Gown
Amount awarded:
$50,000
Year / duration: 2016 (one year)
Type of research:  Sponsored Research

Our research will investigate data taxonomies for cost estimation in BIM, and will be included as a set of recommendations for DDC BIM 2.0 Guidelines.

Students will assist in the assembly and testing of current cost estimating formats (CSI Masterformat, Uniformat, and Omniclass Construction Classification.)  We will be evaluating each format for compatibility, efficiency and added value within current BIM framework, and test through simulation with active building models.  Students will gain experience preparing a comparative analysis and making conclusions via an empirical data driven model.