BUILD-QUANT has a new concept of reading CAD based Architectural and RCC Plan Drawings directly to work out the quantities. Dimensions of beams, slabs, walls are read from the drawings. RCC Design schedules of beams, slabs, columns and footings are read to get the sizes and rebar steel details. Lengths of bars are calculated by program itself. It generates quantities of Brickwork, Plaster, Flooring, Door/Window, Concrete, Formwork and Steel.
BUILD-QUANT software provides you an easy and quick way of estimating quantities involved in Building Construction. To describe in short, what you need is only an Architectural Plan Drawing prepared with CAD software and few structural details in the form of RCC Plan Drawing and Design Schedules for beams, slabs, columns and footings. Providing additional information of Doors and Windows will give more precise quantities. From this data BUILD-QUANT gives you the quantities of Brickwork, Plaster, Flooring, Concrete, Reinforcement Steel (with diameter wise break-up), separately for each floor.
The main objective of BUILD-QUANT Software is to workout the quantities directly from the working drawings. Although it does not cover all the items of Building construction, the (Cost wise) major items are available, whose information can be easily read from the drawings. The items like electrical, plumbing, kitchen platform etc. are not covered. The software is a handy tool for quick estimation of quantities for tender works and also for the detail checking of contractor's bills.
Many a times the dimensions taken at site and written in the measurement sheet for working out quantities, are not crosschecked. Since this software is reading the working drawings directly, it will prove to be very useful in checking the bill of quantities at office level.