Product used: CostX
Project: MLCP, DTAP & CUS
Programme: 2009 - 2012
The domestic airport redevelopment project includes terminal refurbishment and upgrade encompassing new satellite, 5,300 space carpark, passenger access bridge and new road network.
The new multi-level carpark and expansion to the common user satellite passenger terminal is currently under construction with the passenger access bridge due to be completed in 2012.
Turner & Townsend’s Contributions
Turner & Townsend were commissioned to provide full cost management services, including preparing detailed bills of quantities for tender purposes.
The project was documented by the Architect and Engineer using 3D modelling software which enabled sophisticated design analysis, clash detection and visualisation.
The 3D models also assisted in the preparation of tender bills of quantities as the models contained geometric information and product specification that could be ‘harvested’ from the model using CostX, without the need to manually ‘measure’ the quantities.
CostX effectively reduced our measurement time and resources required, and improved our accuracy as ‘human and scaling’ errors were effectively eliminated.
Using the ‘revisioning’ tool in CostX, we were readily able to capture scope changes between tender drawing revisions without manual remeasurement, thus enabling the project to meet the required tender date despite significant documentation changes.
Making the Difference
CostX is a revolutionary software solution that dramatically improved the quality and speed of preparing quantities for this project.
Using CostX on the Brisbane Airport project enabled highly accurate quantities to be prepared and enabled the client to go to tender ahead of other projects that were competing in the same market.