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Accelerated, detailed pre-tender planning augmented by AI

Kreo Plan: The Vision

Make construction profitable!
By using Kreo to make pre-construction planning accurate and fast, you'll see projects predicted correctly and higher quality building.

Kreo Automates:

  • BIM Classification
  • BIM model checking for errors and collisions
  • Quantity takeoff
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Resource levelling
  • Gantt charts and report generation
  • 4D modelling and visualisation
  • Work packaging
  • Value engineering
  • Comparing, evaluating and ranking bids

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BIM Model Validation

Kreo uses machine learning to identify and classify BIM model elements. It takes into account the geometry of a BIM element and its other attributes, ensuring the highest accuracy of the classification. With Kreo you can be sure that all BIM elements are accounted for.

  • AI-powered BIM element classification under Uniclass or MasterFormat

  • BIM model check for soft and hard clashes

BIM Cost Estimation

Kreo automatically generates the cost estimate of a BIM construction project. It uses AI to assign activities and resources to each BIM element. Kreo provides full integration with leading cost data providers - BCIS in the UK. You can also use your internal cost database.

The estimate provides a detailed breakdown of costs for each activity (labour, plant and materials). Kreo takes into consideration the following factors that influence a cost budget:

  • Quantitative and qualitative gang composition

  • Site congestion and overstaffing

  • Resource limitations

  • Sequence of activities

  • Work packaging

Depending on your preference, Kreo produces the work breakdown structure or WBS of the project according to NRM

  • Automated generation of detailed cost estimates

  • Integration with leading cost data providers (BCIS, RS Means) or your own cost database

  • Measurement accuracy exceeding NRM requirements

4D BIM

Kreo's AI-based optimisation and scheduling engine creates a project master schedule. It runs a large number of simulations to find the optimal balance between cost and time. To achieve this balance Kreo considers the following factors:

  • Pre-programmed sequencing rules

  • User-defined resource limits

  • Resource levelling

  • Activity flow by work package

  • Spatial limitations

Kreo automatically generates a 4D simulation of the construction process. With Kreo's cloud-based 4D BIM tool you can:

  • View 4D BIM model in your browser and share it with other team members

  • Hide/select groups of elements or sections of the model to show different team members

  • Change the sequence of activities within the model

  • Attach comments or RFIs to an activity or a BIM element

  • Notify all relevant team members of comments or RFIs

  • Keep a log of all communications to keep track of changes

Kreo's speed and ease of use unlocks 4D BIM's true potential

  • Automated generation of a construction schedule

  • Automated resource loading and activity sequencing

  • Automated resource levelling

  • 4D simulation of the schedule

  • Automated Gantt chart generation

  • AI-based optimisation engine (optimises for cost, time, productivity, space)

  • Adjustable resource limitations, sequencing logic and construction methods

  • Customisable knowledge base (resources, construction methods, sequence logic)

What if Scenario Analysis

Create a whole range of scenarios for a project schedule and cost. Analyse significant cost and duration drivers. Test your assumption in a matter of minutes.

A side-by-side scenario comparison is a powerful tool for:

  • Cost planning

  • Risk analysis

  • Value engineering

  • Pre-tender estimating

Thanks to Kreo's high level of automation and intelligence, you have more time to refine cost estimates and schedules.

  • Run and compare a range of scenarios in a matter of minutes

  • Set your productivity drivers, construction methods and resource limitations

  • Identify value creation opportunities

  • Identify potential risks

BIM-based Tendering & Bid Pricing

Kreo is a unique platform for online tendering and bidding for BIM-based projects. With Kreo, bid managers can price bids and get pre-tender estimates within days. Kreo breaks the whole project into work packages automatically. It groups activities by trade and ensures their uninterrupted flow. You can adjust package size and composition with minimal effort.

Once you have chosen your work packages, you can use Kreo's online platform to launch RFQs, RFPs and tenders. You can invite bidders by email. After registration and authentication, bidders can access their package information online. They have access to detailed bills of quantities, a project schedule and 4D model.

The bidders can submit their bids simply by completing Kreo's online form. Once it has been submitted, Kreo compares the bids and ranks them. You can shortlist and nominate winners and notify them online. Finally, you can check the impact of the selected bids on the project master schedule and cost budget.

  • Automated work packaging

  • Automated generation of BoQs, cost estimates and schedules by work package

  • Invite subcontractors to online project portal

  • Provide each bidder with the bill of quantities and schedule with 4D visualisation

  • Allow subcontractors to submit their bids online

  • Compare all submitted bids online and select the best one in each package

  • Update master schedule and cost estimate to incorporate winning bids

Who Uses Kreo

Kreo Plan is ready for all AEC professionals to start using on their projects. Everything you need to plan your construction project - no matter what your role!

Planners

Activity sequence
Activity assignment
Resource limitation
Gantt charts
Resource schedule
Resource levelling
What if scenario analysis
4D BIM construction simulation
Reporting in MS Excel and MS Project
Choose the sequence of construction activities
Assign activities
Set resource limitations
gantt
resource schedule
resource leveling
what-if-analysis
4d bim
report planner

Cost estimators

Quantity takeoff
Price books
Resource databases
Cost estimates
NRM, UniClass, WP Grouping
What if scenario analysis
Reporting in MS Excel
quantity take off
price books
resource database
cost estimate
nrm
what if analysis
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Project managers

Role and access management
Team management
Scenario management
Collaboration mode
Project chat
Reports and charts
access settings
team management
scenario management
collaboration mode
project chart
charts

Bid managers

Work Packaging
RfQ
Bid comparison
Impact analysis
Work Package visualisation
Work Package quantities
Online bidding
bid manager wp
bid manager rfq
bid comparison
impact analysis
work process visualization
subconstractor project data
subconstractor bidding
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FAQs

  • Who is Kreo Plan for?

    Kreo Plan is for anyone who has a BIM model that they need to correct, analyse or report on. Typical users are BIM managers in main contractor companies, such as Bouygues.

  • What’s the benefit of using Kreo Plan?

    Kreo is cloud-based so you can share and collaborate on the same BIM model with all of your project stakeholders, regardless of what software they use normally. It integrates with Revit or you can upload an IFC BIM model. Kreo federates BIM models for you and can take on any size of model without slowing down.

    Kreo Plan is a one-stop shop for cost and schedule estimation. By integrating cost and schedule, you can see the impact one discipline has on the other – and all of this is dynamically linked to the BIM model.

  • Who are Kreo’s main customers?

    Kreo Plan’s main customers are main contractors, such as Bouygues Construction. Cost consultants such as Cast Consultancy also use Kreo Plan.

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