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WWW.ONCENTER.COM IS TA K EO FF D E A D? 1 Page F or ye a r s, on -scre e n qua ntit y take of f ha s be e n the tr uste d me cha nism for how va r ious trade s build their p roje c ts a nd dete r mine take of f qua nti- tie s. But a s we look at what take of f is a nd what it me a ns acros s va r ious trade s, a relative newc ome r – Building Infor mation Modeling (BIM) – is sta r ting to put p re s sure on qua ntit y take of f s. BIM appe a r s to have the abilit y for a n a rchite c t or de signe r to dete r mine take of f qua ntitie s while the building is being de signe d. T he p rac tic ali- t y, though, is that e ach trade is a spe cialt y a nd ha s its own nua nc e s which make it ha rd, or eve n impos sible, for a single de signe r to include the unique ne s s of e ach trade. For ma ny trade s, it is more approp r iate to use on -scre e n take of f sof t- wa re. T his pape r explore s why this is tr ue. Is Takeoff Dead? M u c h h a s b e e n w r i t t e n a b o u t t h e d e m i s e o f Q u a n t i t y Ta k e o f f d u e t o t h e c o n t i n u a l i n t e g r a t i o n o f t a k e o f f f u n c t i o n a l i t y i n B I M s y s t e m s . B u t , i s t a k e o f f r e a l l y d e a d ? The trade estimator can use BIM, but many times they might want to use the two-dimensional drawing to better understand the nu- ances of what the BIM model is trying to represent. By Allen L.Crowley, Jr., FAIC

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