Adding Modelogix to Your Estimating Arsenal

What if you could take a magnifying-glass look at all your firm’s estimates across all project types? What if you could use that magnifying glass to hone-in on material costs across multiple locations, or suppliers’ on-time delivery percentages? What if you could take a closer look at cost variance rates for your preferred subs, or get a detailed unit-price analysis across all projects and apply it to the bid you’re working on now?

 

Let us show you just how powerful Modelogix is. Join us for the next Fridays with Trimble webinar where we explore how GCs and CMs use Modelogix to harvest past-project data for new estimates and budgets. And the real kicker – it works with every construction estimating system out there... including Excel.

 

Who: 
The Team from Trimble
What: 
Adding Modelogix to Your Estimating Arsenal
When:
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 12 noon ET
Where:
An online webinar – join from any laptop with a phone line or an internet connection
Why:
See how quickly you can populate new bids with past project data to never miss scope again
How:
Register today

 

 

Modelogix, a groundbreaking software innovation in the Trimble Buildings GC/CM portfolio, empowers estimators to quickly and accurately respond to new opportunities, leveraging years of past-project data to create a real-world, early-phase budget. Then you can tap those same project cost histories (the intellectual property that each customer has trapped in their current systems) to benchmark and “sanity-check” the final estimate. It’s easy to see any errors or omissions with the filtering and sorting capabilities – so estimators can sleep well at night, knowing all scope is covered and their bid is spot on.

 

We’ll show you how to:
• Intelligently analyze your cost model in specific ways that are most
  meaningful to your organization;
• Filter all your past projects, in an instant, by attributes that you select;
• Easily prepare professional-grade proposals that set you apart from
  the competition;
• Use your cost model to benchmark your final detailed estimates,
  identifying omissions or errors before it’s too late... and more.

 

 

Caption: Contractors analyze their project cost history (and tap into their firm’s intellectual property) for fast and accurate creation of early-phase budgeting and benchmarking of final estimates.

 

Everyone on your estimating team will want to see this, especially if you want to:
• Bid on more projects and do it faster;
• Harness the immense power of the data currently trapped in your
  past projects;
• See what went wrong with past suppliers or crews to compensate
  in the new bid;
• Create multiple cost models for multiple scenarios (owners love
  this!);
• Create accurate cost range and variance data reports for bid day;
• Slice-and-dice the data any way you want it, with costs broken down
  by CSI code within each Uniformat type -- coming right up!

 

Who: 
The Team from Trimble
What: 
Adding Modelogix to Your Estimating Arsenal
When:
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 12 noon ET
Where:
An online webinar – join from any laptop with a phone line or an internet connection
Why:
See how quickly you can populate new bids with past project data to never miss scope again
How:
Register today

 

Even if you can’t make the designated date/time, take five minutes to register for the webinar now and you’ll automatically receive the link to watch the recorded webinar.

 

Learn from your peers with your peers at Fridays with Trimble!

 

Fridays with Trimble

Trimble Buildings has a unique combination of software, hardware, and services solutions for GCs and CMs. Incorporating Trimble’s advanced positioning and geospatial technologies, and spanning the brands of Meridian Systems, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software, and WinEst, the Trimble Buildings portfolio empowers contractors with end-to-end capabilities that maximize productivity and efficiency. With our Fridays with Trimble webinar series, we’ll examine the Trimble Buildings’ portfolio. We’ll start with Modelogix and work our way through all the solutions.

 

Modelogix enables contractors to analyze their project cost history for fast and accurate creation of early-phase budgeting and benchmarking against the final detailed estimate.

 

Prolog is the leading construction project management solution for contractors, providing all levels of the project organization—from the office to the field—with project information workflows and budget and change management capabilities. Prolog is built for project managers accountable for construction costs, scope and schedules, and for project teams responsible for the successful delivery of projects. Prolog Mobile lets all project participants to capture and retrieve project information on mobile devices that are affordable and available to everyone.

 

SketchUp Pro offers a fast, easy, intuitive user interface that brings 3D design capabilities to everyone connected to a project, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. SketchUp enables contractors to make more informed decisions, and easily communicate project details reach a common goal.

 

Tekla Structures is BIM software for GCs and Engineers who require comprehensive modeling capabilities. Tekla BIMSight enables the entire construction workflow to combine models, check for clashes, and share information—in the same easy-to-use BIM environment—empowering project participants with the insight to solve issues in the design phase, before construction begins. Tekla CM outfits GCs and CMs who self-perform Steel and Concrete to manage the process from supply to installation, including erection sequencing, schedule, and reporting.

 

Trimble Layout Solutions are comprised of robotics (Trimble RTS), control units (Trimble Tablet) and field software (Trimble Field Link). Robotic Total Station (RTS) is the optical positioning equipment that is used to translate and automate field layout information.
Trimble Tablet is a ruggedized and portable tablet solution that can act as the controller to the RTS plus integrate communications and cameras. Field Link is the software that transfers positioning data from the design and into the field. It increases accuracy and productivity during the layout process, while also providing reports and metrics for analysis.

 

VDC Services can provide the first set of deliverables or to help during periods of peak demand. We can customize any package to include:
• Business Development Support
• 2D Change Reports (between two
  document sets)
• 3D Model Assessment
• 3D Constructability and Coordination
• 4D Schedule Simulation and Optimization
• 5D Model-Based Quantity Takeoff and
  Estimates
• Laser Scanning and As-Built Models

 

Vico Office delivers a different way of working with BIM models. Used for much more than visualization, Vico Office extends the basic 3D model with constructability analysis and coordination, 4D location-based scheduling and production control, and 5D estimating.

 

WinEst comes to the table with the industry's most powerful, robust and adaptable cost-estimating and cost-modeling software—a database-driven estimating solution that uses a highly flexible spreadsheet for creating, adjusting, and presenting estimates.

 

Only Trimble offers this end-to-end approach for helping General Contractors meet today’s real-world challenges. From the office, to the jobsite, and everywhere in between, Trimble Buildings delivers unique solutions for all constituents involved with complex building project, ensuring that managing all the moving parts of building projects becomes easier—and smarter. So join us for our first webinar as we take a look at Modelogix for your estimating department.

 

 

For more information on Trimble Buildings, our hardware, software, and VDC service offerings, or the AGC BIMForum, please visit our website or contact Holly Allison directly at +1-978-882-0170 x118.

 

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