Residential BIM Game Changer
For homebuilders, having access to data related to takeoffs can be a game changer. This is where CG Visions’, www.cgvisions.com, Lafayette, Ind., BIM Pipeline comes into play.
The consultant-turned-technology provider created the Web-based, rules-driven materials management and estimation product as a way to use BIM (building information modeling) data to directly drive detailed takeoffs. For builders, this means leveraging data to create full master plan estimates with delta BOM (bill of materials) reports for options and lot customizations.
In the past year, the company has continued to expand the core product’s functionality with new features including supplemental to bid items, early model/option and job-cost analysis, community standard costs, and community standard option costs, as a few examples.
The product also generated a lot of interest among homebuilders in the past year, as the number of customers nearly doubled. The bottomline is the product is not only unique, but also provides an easy way to evolve business and improve workflow. This is simply one way CG Visions is helping homebuilders leverage the potential of BIM more effectively.