There is clear evidence that both design professionals and clients usually do not engage with the quantity surveyor as part of the building information modeling (BIM) process, instead preferring to leave the QS to prepare their cost plans based on the traditional 2D process.

In fairness to the design professionals and the clients, quantity surveyors traditionally have not embraced the whole BIM process. Yet BIM is here to stay, and now is the time for all quantity surveyors to start using BIM as the standard tool for delivering quantity surveying services. After 10-plus years…