Create a detailed, evolving cost estimate from concept to completion with our proprietary estimating platform. Lens Aim is our comprehensive and proprietary estimating platform that uses over 14,000 engineering calculations to deliver an accurate estimate at the earliest conceptual stage. This highly-detailed estimate creates the target values for key cost drivers, which allows the team to make early and educated decisions. Aim promotes the creation of a final design that captures the owner’s vision and maximizes the budget.
Build a virtual model and instantly visualize your project with quantification and budgeting directly linked to Building Information Modeling (BIM). Lens Focus is the first-of-its-kind quantification and budgeting tool that links BIM to the construction cost estimate during conceptual design. There is no need for the architect to use specific modeling standards or change the way they work to accomplish this. Because the architect’s BIM is linked to the estimate, the project team can see where in the building the budget is being invested. This enables exploration of design options, and the ability to quickly quantify and update early and accurate estimates.
Track project progress and watch your vision come to life in a secure, cloud-based dashboard. Lens View is a secure, cloud-based dashboard presentation of all key information. No additional software is required to fully interact with the 3D model. Two different visualizations provide insight into each cost element in the estimate. The first shows the breakdown of the source of cost: estimate-based, design model-based, or market-based pricing. The second is a web-based interactive rendering of the 3D model that can be easily navigated and investigated to show pricing that corresponds to each model element. Project team members are allowed complete access to the latest design and cost information at any point during the preconstruction process.