In preparation for our upcoming Preconstruction solution research, we wanted to provide an overview of the top 5 preconstruction solutions identified within the 2022 BuiltWorlds Preconstruction 50 List. This list was derived from a combination of direct industry feedback, case studies and the results of 2021-2022 Benchmarking Survey data which inquired about solutions being leveraged in BID Management & Prequalification, Value Engineering, Estimating, Life Cycle Costing, Scheduling, and Project Modeling & Simulation for construction project delivery. This list illustrates top and emerging solutions being leveraged by some of the largest contractors, engineers and specialty contractors from around the world for Preconstruction.
BID MANAGEMENT / PREQUALIFICATION
Bidding is the process of pricing or soliciting proposals (bids) from trade contractors (bidders) for a specific scope of work on a project. Bid Management includes distributing project documents and subsequently receiving and comparing the bids. Determining whether a bidder is qualified before being awarded the work based on legal, financial and business maturity criteria is Prequalification.
Top Bid Management / Prequalification Solution: Building Connected (Autodesk)
The largest real-time construction network that connects owners and builders through an easy-to-use platform to streamline the bid and risk management process. Allows users to collaboratively manage the bidding process to choose the best bidder.
- Bid Analytics and Historical Costs Data
- Risk Mitigation with TradeTapp (Autodesk)
- Bid Solicitation and Leveling
- Relationship Tracking and Subcontractor Network
Estimating is the process in which teams assess the scope of labor, cost of materials, duration of schedule, and overall cost of the project. Estimating can also include elements and inputs needed for value engineering and lifecycle costing for the project.
Top Estimating Solution: WinEstimator (Trimble)
With a proven record of continually developing the art and science of cost-estimating technology, WinEst serves the quantity takeoff and cost estimating needs of building construction clients, large and small, all around the globe. Trimble WinEst serves the complete range of industry niches and customers—from regional single-office builders to global general contractors, facility owners, specialty contractors, public/government agencies and more.
- Cash Flow Forecasting
- Historical Costs Estimation and Analytics
- Interoperabile with other Project Data Systems
- Proposal Templating and Generation
- Quantity Takeoff Calculation
Scheduling in construction is the process in which project stakeholders coordinate all activities, trades, milestones and other critical requirements on the project to deliver the physical asset.
Top Scheduling Solution: Primavera P6 (Oracle)
Robust, and easy-to-use, Primavera P6 EPPM is the solution for globally prioritizing, planning, managing, and executing projects, programs, and portfolios.P6 enables insight to current and future resource usage for accurate forecasts and decisions.
- Plan, schedule, and control large-scale programs and individual projects
- Secure multi user access to schedules
- Allow project managers to coordinate costs
- Open and schedule multiple projects simultaneously
- Stakeholder Collaboration for Update Sharing
PROJECT MODELING & SIMULATION
Project Modeling and Simulation for construction can be defined as the process that is leveraged to visualize the construction and constructibility of the project in 3D prior to and during the construction phase. This technology speciality area includes solutions that enable three dimensional modeling and design in an X,Y,Z coordinate system. Additionally, these solutions enable builders to simulate and communicate the project schedule and costs for the 3D model creating either a 4D/5D model.
Top Solution: Navisworks (Autodesk)
Navisworks® is review and coordination software used to improve BIM (Building Information Modeling) project delivery.
- Federated model for visualizing/unifying design and construction data
- Multi Project Stakeholder Collaboration
- MEP Coordination/Clash Detection
- 4D and 5D Simulation
- Quantification of Materials
LIFE CYCLE COSTING
Life Cycle Costing in construction is the process in which a developer and/or contractor compiles all the costs the asset will incur over its lifespan. These costs include the initial investment, future additional investments, annually recurring costs, and salvage or disposal costs.
Top Solution: Modelogix (Trimble)
Trimble Modelogix is an enterprise software solution that allows organizations to mine data from project estimates and, “as built, actual,” costs, with prices normalized to the time and location of the current opportunity.
- Conceptual Estimating
- Cost ModelingIntegration with Business Intelligence Systems
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