After more than seven years of intensive experience with BIM as an architect, I live in hope that software manufacturers will fulfil their promises for a brighter future.
One of those promises, perhaps the one that has seduced me the most, is of the instant budget, in real time, as your project is being shaped.
At each moment, for each insertion of each element, software adds partial costs and, in a simple window, shows the result.
Imagine the impact that this small window would have on architectural design, on construction itself.
The drawing is here. All you gentlemen programmers have to do is to build the code, if you please.