Which softwares can be used for estimation of construction project time and quantity?
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BIM (Building information modeling) is
Good software for quantity management.
MS PROJECT and PRIMAVERA P6 are the globally accepted software by professionals.
An online alternative to this software is the ZOHO project, which also gives realistic results.
Some software is as follows:
MS project 2010
BIM (Building information modeling)
Autodesk Quantity takeoff
Some people tend to estimate rather than optimistically and some people tend to estimate rather pessimistically. This is is one of the most difficult questions to answer.
First, we have to split the whole project into requirements.
Then estimate each requirement by their level of difficulty to implement If you have a hard time deciding between any two numbers pick the bigger one.
MS Project 2010 or Building Estimation and Costing
Beside using Ms project or primavera,Using Autodesk Revit with Autodesk mavis work will help you show not only the amount of time and money needed but also the construction sequencing with the amount of time and manpower needed for the construction process.
Time Estimation: Actually there are many Softwares out there in the market but the most commonly used in the Indian market are Primavera and MS project for Scheduling and estimation of time required, but the software is not limited to this two, there are many like TILOS which is used widely in Europe, it is more useful for estimation of linear projects like metro and roads.
Quantity: In most of the companies the quantity estimation is done in Excel, but there is much other software for quantity estimation, the most common are Revit and Tekla, from which you can directly model your project and take off quantities.
Microsoft Project and Primavera P6. Primavera P6 provides more functionality.
The following software are used for estimation and quantity calculation:
Auto desk quantity takeoff
Auto desk Revit
HCSS Heavy bid.
ProEst Estimating software.
MS PROJECT 2010
For Project Planning & scheduling ,Time line & approximate Budget of project we can use Microsoft project and Primavera p6.
We can use software like Microsoft Project, Primavera or similar software to estimate the project duration. But you need to have a better understanding of the project management concepts to come across with effective time estimation.
For the estimation of the project, we need to have CAD drawings opened and simultaneously open XL program. Observe the actual dimensions in Drawing and put in the XL sheet. Feed formulas in xl sheet as per your requirement. For example, concrete values we need cubic units and plastering we need only square units. Go on collecting information from CAD and put in XL sheets.
BIM 360 and MS Projects 2010 are Top Construction Project Management Software
ms project and primavera are the most renowned however there are many softwares to optimize project duration
There are many software’s that are used for the estimation purpose, namely-
You can use any BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for quantities take-off. this will give you very precise results. and this is also a very demanding field to work. the software you can use is Autocad, Revit, Tekla, Slack, etc these are very informative software if you need to just get an idea of the quantity, you can use Autocad only.
Ther are other software like CANDY which is dedicated to estimation and quantity survey.
Coming to Time estimation, there are many project management software that can be used for it the most popular one is MS Project, Primavera P6. If you want an online software you can use Zoho Projects.
MS project 2010
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Primavera P6 is the standard project management software tool used worldwide in industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Energy and even IT. While there are lots of project management tools on the market, Primavera P6 shines in being able to manage large and complex projects and to do it well.
Learning Primavera P6 can have advantages and even lead to a great career in project planning & scheduling. Read-on and learn about about how you can succeed with Primavera P6.
From my point of view, MS-Project is the best from all other software it gives you a user-friendly interface and easy accessibility
Autodesk quantity takeoff , ms project and primavera P6 were the softwares used majorly in estimation
Primavera is a Project Management Software, but it cannot be learned effectively by a fresher most of the time. Microsoft Project is also used in Project Management. It also has the same story.
The suggestion that I would give to fresher students is that they must visit a site or do some internship before you learn this software. These types of software can be learned from professionals and are costly. That is why when someone enrolls in learning this software, they should do it in a very effective and efficient manner.