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Sigma Estimates Partners With RSMeans Data to Bring New Opportunities for 5D BIM


Sigma Estimates, a global leader in estimating software, announced today that in conjunction with RSMeans data from Gordian, they are transforming the 5D construction industry by delivering a single, integrated 5D platform to enable the next level of 5D Virtual Design and Construction VDC workflows.

Next-generation estimating and 5D BIM/VDC platform for the AEC industry; user-friendly tool to save time and eliminate mistakes. Create your 5D model directly from a 3D model in BIM 360 or with Revit Live Link - in one click. Visually understand and explore connections of the 3D/5D models. Slice'n dice the 3D/5D model to validate data. Benefit from recognized cost information RSMeans data

"Through this platform, we provide an integrated, real-time view of project design, cost and schedule," explained Magnus Therkildsen, CEO of Sigma Estimates. "We built Sigma to be a 5D BIM and estimating platform. Unlike alternative solutions, Sigma is 100% adoptable and object-oriented like the fundamental principles of BIM."

By leveraging Sigma with Gordian's RSMeans data through live integration to Revit, users gain direct access to cost and estimation tools through all stages of the project lifecycle. The platform provided by the three systems brings together planning, design and finance in real time, granting users a fast, data-driven solution grounded by the familiarity of spreadsheets:

  • Sigma Estimates – the most user-friendly professional estimating software on the market to sync 3D, 4D and 5D technologies in a collaborative environment.
  • RSMeans data from Gordian – access to North America'sleading construction cost and productivity information, providing insights into costs and risk elements across all project stages.
  • Revit from Autodesk – leverage intelligent linking of your traditional 3D models from Revit with 5D BIM results in a fully dynamic real-time model

"The solution combines design, finance and real-time updates in VDC, providing users with instant access to RSMeans data, the most trusted construction cost data with industry-leading accuracy, directly integrated in their workflow," said Noam Reininger, Chief Data Officer, Gordian. "This radically improves budgeting and planning decisions throughout the project lifecycle by providing more up-to-date, accurate and specific cost data within the software environment that the user is most comfortable with."

The combination of these solutions aligns 3D models with 4D scheduling and 5D costs to create useful information to explore consequence of what you want to build in terms of finance and risk.

By aligning 3D models with 4D scheduling and 5D costs, construction professionals benefit from improved efficiency, increased profitability, reduced risks and less need for changes and rework. The 5D BIM platform provided by Sigma Estimates in combination with RSMeans data from Gordian and Autodesk Revit will enable the construction industry to stay competitive, ensure growth and embrace the next level of 5D VDC workflows.

"We see 5D BIM as an imperative. The close coupling of 3D and 5D BIM is crucial for achieving more effective project insight and overview, thus allowing for better-managed projects," imparted Sarah Hodges, Director, Construction Business Line for Autodesk.