Virtual 3D conceptual cost estimating model

A. Jrade, S. Alkass

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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This paper proposes a framework to develop and implement a Web based model that automates the preparation of conceptual cost estimates by combining Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) and Virtual Reality (VR) environments. The model will automatically generate conceptual estimates after modifying a 3D CAD drawing through CIC. It provides the user the option to visualize and simulate the drawing and its cost data through VR environment. Having done that, it will allow owners, architects and cost engineers to view a constructed building project, change its geometric objects and shapes, and accordingly generate a new conceptual cost estimate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCE 30th Annual Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2002 Challenges Ahead - 4th Structural Specialty Conference, 4th Transportation Specialty Conference and 2nd material Specialty Conference
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 30th Annual Conference: 2002 Chellenges Ahead - Montreal, QB, Canada
Duration: Jun 5 2002Jun 8 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering


OtherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 30th Annual Conference: 2002 Chellenges Ahead
CityMontreal, QB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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