5D Virtual Construction Software
Vico Office is the first integrated construction management solution for GCs that leverages the power of the 3D BIM model for 4D model-based scheduling and 5D model-based estimating. And the 3D models can come from multiple sources: architects, engineers, subs; and come in multiple flavors: Revit, Tekla, ArchiCAD, CAD-Duct, IFC files, even SketchUp and 3D DWG files.
During the last five years, Vico’s customers proved for themselves what we know to be true about the benefits of BIM. Innovation was what drove new project wins, our customers exploited 3D modeling, clash detection, model-based coordination, rigorous content planning, multi-model management, change management, and model-derived block drawings. Some went further into 5D with model-derived quantity takeoff, cost estimating, and location-based scheduling. It is no exaggeration to say that the Vico customers who “went the deepest” are the same companies who reaped the most benefit from the technology. They literally picked the jobs they wanted to win, developed the best plans, recruited the best teams, executed more effectively in the field, and delivered a new and exciting owner experience.
The commercial construction market is poised to skyrocket again and 5D BIM technologies will differentiate general contractors from the pack. What better time to get key members of your team ramped up and outfitted with the best solution on the market?
Here are the modules which make up the award-winning Vico Office Suite:
|3D BIM for Visualization||Vico Office works out-of-the-box with popular BIM authoring tools such as Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Autodesk Revit, and Tekla Structures. Release 3 includes additional importers for Google SketchUp, CAD Duct, 3D DWG, and IFC files.|
|3D BIM for Clash Detection||Vico Constructability Manager provides an integrated solution for clash detection and coordination resolution so that your team can identify constructability issues in the planning stage before they occur in the field.|
|3D BIM for Quantity Takeoff||Vico Takeoff Manager derives construction-caliber quantities by location from BIM models; these quantities by location power more accurate schedules and estimates.|
|4D BIM for Scheduling and Production Control||
Vico LBS Manager is an organized approach to dividing the project into work locations. Location-based planning and management ensures that trade crews flow smoothly from prerequisite to successor tasks without interference. Locations defined in LBS Manager also yield quantities by location for use in scheduling and procurement.
Vico Schedule Planner creates construction schedules by using BIM model elements and associating them with tasks and the corresponding materials, resources, and labor; all of which are optimized by location.
Vico Production Controller is used in the build phase. Planning the schedule is only half the battle - the other half is managing on-site production. Near real-time production updates from the site using Vico Production Controller enable forward-looking schedule forecasts so problems are flagged with ample time for remedial action.
Vico 4D Manager is a 4D simulation presentation tool that provides rich 3D visualization of the project timeline to the extended construction team.
|5D BIM for Estimating||
Vico Cost Planner is a powerful model-based cost estimating solution. Based on the concept of Target Cost Planning, Vico Cost Planner provides an environment for an evolving cost estimate that readily compares one version to another and any version to the original Target Cost Plan.
Vico Cost Explorer is the first model-based budgeting application that allows the extended project team to visually understand which aspects of the project are contributing to changes in cost. Pouring over rows and rows of spreadsheet data is a thing of the past.
|Construction Management Reporting||Vico Office Client is the cornerstone of the Vico Office Suite. Here model versions are managed, information is shared across the team, and an inline reporting engine pulls information from all departments to deliver constructability reports, cost- and resource-loaded schedules, proposed design changes, cost estimates, cash flow reports, and other customizable reports.|
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