The fifth dimension in BIM is cost, estimated through the amount of materials to be employed in the construction, these costs are defined from the virtual models.

Generating an approximation depending on the actual cost of materials used in the virtual model, any change in the model will generate a new estimate of costs, Therefore facilitating the correct approval of only legitimate change orders or addendums.

Facilitating tools for project managers like, balance sheet of costs according to the materials required at every stage, helping to make design decisions in general.