New Estimating Software for Contractors

BuilderPlus Estimating (owned by New Dimension Technology, makers of QSPlus International) has released its new estimating program that specializes in pricing Bills of Quantities and Estimates for builders in residential and commercial developments.  It includes trade-specific estimating capabilities to help generate the most accurate and financially feasible estimates possible. The software includes a database updated […]

Is Africa ready for BIM?

I recently conducted a survey among some of South Africa’s largest contractors in with the aim to understand how much our industry members understand about information management and BIM. Although the survey I conducted only involved the organizations Estimators, Planners and Quantity Surveyors, there were numerous Contracts Managers and Directors involved too. From the survey […]

NMC embraces IT solutions

With the recent interest shown from various construction companies in South Africa  to improve their hosting infrastructure and collaboration technology. I took the occasion to visit NMC Construction, a local construction company to investigate their current systems that they have in place to manage their organization and their projects they are involved with.   The […]

Cost Management

 The set of circumstances that prevail when considering the Construction process necessitates the use of unique software solutions. Not only is the process different from any other industry, but is bound by the use of contractual documents that, in themselves, are variable. Drawings, specifications, terms and conditions as well as Bills of Quantity are produced […]

Welcome to the BIM Institute

Welcome to the BIM Institute

BIM Survey

Only 6 days left!  The National BIM survey will help us address the ongoing BIM initiative required in South Africa’s public and private sector. Our survey will assist us in procuring our education on BIM for South Africa and help define the protocols and standards required. Help us, by answering a few simple questions.  Survey […]

2017 – exciting as it seems, also comes packed with its share of surprises.

2017 — exciting as it seems, also comes packed with its share of surprises. — More often than not, brace yourself to expect the unexpected. 2016 will certainly be a year many of us would like to forget but let’s remember the lessons that 2016 taught us, and get started to explore the opportunities 2017 […]

Thumbs up to listing accredited companies

If you not already feeling “bim bamboozled” now is a good time to start. The BIM Institute reported great feedback from its attendance at 12 events last year in addition to the independent workshops it held in 2016. Knowledge sharing, networking and consulting were the main highlight responses. By the end of 2016 many of […]