Analysis of BIM-Based Quantity Take-Off in Simplification of the Length of Processed Rebar

Woobin Kwon, Hyeonmin Kim, Heejae Ahn, U. Yeol Park, Chee Kyeong Kim, Hunhee Cho

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It is important to apply the Length types of Processed Rebar Simplification (LPRS) to rebar work for improving work efficiency and reducing labor in construction fields. However, when used excessively, LPRS can also bring about adverse results, as the increase in the amount of wasted rebars can scale with the cutting process, leading to an increase in material cost. Therefore, it is crucial to find a proper level of simplification for considering labor and material cost together. In this study, various simplification tests were conducted based on BIM software to quantitatively validate the variation of the amount of rebar and LPRS according to the simplification. These tests were conducted for each member and the shape of the building, using the data of five projects, by dividing the unit of simplified rebar length into three cases. The research analysis showed that simplifying the unit of rebar lengths to 500 mm and 1000 mm increased the amounts of materials at a greater rate, making them undesirable. Further, it was recognized that irregular slabs, compared to regular slabs, more efficiently reduced the number of LPRS when adopting simplification methods. This study is expected to contribute to preventing material costs from increasing excessively by quantitatively analyzing the impact level of simplification on the amount of rebar materials and LPRS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2468
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancemen (KAIA) grant funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Grant 23ORPS-B158109-04 and 23AATD-C163269-03).

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© 2023 by the authors.


  • BIM
  • QTO
  • factory processing
  • quantity take-off
  • reinforcement bar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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