A feasibility study for model based estimating for concrete bridges.

Aranda-Mena, Guillermo, Froese, Thomas, Goodman, N, Sher, W, & Yum , K.K (2008) A feasibility study for model based estimating for concrete bridges. In unknows, 12-14 March 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.


Designing and estimating civil concrete structures is a complex process which to many practitioners is tied to manual or semi-manual processes of 2D design and cannot be further improved by automated, interacting design-estimating processes. This paper presents a feasibility study for the development an automated estimator for concrete bridge design. The study offers a value proposition: an efficient automated model-based estimator can add value to the whole bridge design-estimating process, i.e., reducing estimation errors, shortening the duration of success estimates, and increasing the benefit of doing cost estimation when compared with the current practice. This is then followed by a description of what is in an efficient automated model-based estimator and how it should be used. Finally the process of model-based estimating is compared with the current practice to highlight the values embedded in the automated processes.

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ID Code: 27180
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2005-008-C : Automated Estimating for Civil Concrete Structures
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