Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/44926
- A feasibility study for model based estimating for concrete bridges
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Architecture and Built Environment
- 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.
- Third International Conference of the CRC for Construction Innovation. Clients Driving Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation: Proceedings of the Third International Conference of the CRC for Construction Innovation (Gold Coast, Qld 12-14 March, 2008)
- CRC Construction Innovation
- Resource Type
- conference paper