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Title: MAKING A MORE QUANTITY-SURVEYOR FRIENDLY SOFTWARE USING ARCHICAD 11
Authors: NGUYEN THI THUY ANH
Keywords: Building
Bu
Teo Ai Lin Evelyn
2007/2008 Bu
ArchiCAD
Automated Quantity Taking-off System (AQTS)
Bills of Quantities (BQ)
Building Information Model (BIM)
Industry Foundation Class (IFC)
Quantity Surveyor (QS)
Issue Date: 7-Jul-2017
Citation: NGUYEN THI THUY ANH (2017-07-07). MAKING A MORE QUANTITY-SURVEYOR FRIENDLY SOFTWARE USING ARCHICAD 11. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Information technologies have been envisaged to have strong impacts on construction, a labour-intensive industry. A leading example is the nth Dimensional trend of Computer Aided Design software applications, which is enabled and facilitated by Building Information Model concept. Designers across the world are in the swift transition to move from paper-based 2D drawings to 3D, 4D, 5D virtual models or even nth D with building information embedded. A number of researches on Automated Taking-off System have been urged the changes in quantity surveying practices. Yet, this concept is still in the development stage whilst other areas of construction are changing dramatically in this hightech era. ArchiCAD, a drafting software, also ‘an old hand at BIM’, is the focus of this research. In this research, it was hypothesized that ArchiCAD version 11, the latest one, is not QS-friendly, as it was designed by architects and for architects. In order to approach concluding remarks of this hypothesis, a case study was analyzed. It was proved that although ArchiCAD 11 allows building information to be embedded in each model, electronic Bills of Quantities are not yet exported to appropriate format, unless QS modify some settings in ArchiCAD, which is only possible if QS are trained to use this drafting software. Hence, current ArchiCAD version is not QS-friendly. This implies that AQTS has not yet been achieved, although it is technologically possible. With knowledge of ArchiCAD and data collected, the author attempted to derive a framework to develop the next version of ArchiCAD for QS. Additionally, an interview with a key person involved in the on-going development process of AQTS for ArchiCAD was conducted to get his expertise and views of the theme of this research. With this basis, suggestions were also made to ArchiCAD programmers and developers for the future version that is responsive to QS’ needs.
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