College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Elbert O. Speidel, Philip Barlow
As Building Information Modeling tools become increasingly more prevalent within the construction industry, primarily the commercial sector, it is important to recognize how it can impact and/or improve other sectors of the industry. This paper will focus primarily on residential construction and the potential cost benefits that could be achieved with the implementation of model-based estimating. Other benefits that the commercial sector currently thrive on will also be noted and explained for potential implementation for residential construction. The project explained in this paper has a dual purpose; which is to discover if both cost and time benefits can be developed with the implementation of model-based estimating to a residential general contractor’s workflow.