4D - 5D BIM - Vico Office
Our Partnership with Vico-Office
Vico Software Inc, USA has announced its partnership with Mansycom Consultants for India on June 26, 2012.
Vico Office Suite
5D Virtual Construction Software
Vico Software's award-winning Virtual Construction™ software help building owners and general contractors collaborate efficiently, improve predictability, reduce risk, manage cost, and optimize schedules on large, complex building projects. Virtual Construction represents a very great change to this industry. Now we have a tool to predict what is going to happen on a construction project with much greater accuracy than we had before.
With Vico Office, contractors and stakeholders can leverage the power and possibility of both 3D BIM and traditional 2D plans. From document and change management, to scheduling, to quantity take-offs and resource management, Vico offers a comprehensive workflow for projects of all shapes, sizes, and scopes.
With Trimble’s Vico Office, building owners and general contractors can collaborate efficiently, manage costs, and optimize schedules on complex building projects. Vico Office is designed as a tightly integrated, BIM-neutral platform to which multiple types of BIM models can be published, synthesized, and augmented with cost and schedule information. By creating a 5D BIM model which incorporates design, estimating data, and scheduling data, a live model is created that is dynamic and responds immediately to changes in the design and on site.
Here are the modules which make up Vico Office Suite:
2D-3D Change Management
Vico Document Controller compares 2D drawing set versions and 3D model versions to identify changes/deletions/additions. And for the first time, users can compare coordinated 3D models to the 2D contract documents for the final accuracy check.
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. New in Release 4 are publishers for AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP. Vico Office also 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 Layout
Vico Layout Manager maps critical points in the virtual model to their corresponding physical points on the jobsite, speeding installation and eliminating costly rework.
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.
VICO Software - Virtual Construction Benefits in Different Phases of Construction:
- Preventing errors in construction documents.
- Faster and precise cost management.
- Feasibility checking.
- Reduced rework.
- Compressed schedules.
- Continuous workflow.
- Just in time procurement.
- Better on-site management and control.
- Reduced waste.
- Better built quality.
- Greater predictability.
- Reduced Sub-contractor bids.
- Enhanced Cost control.
- Greater consumer satisfaction.
- 100% time reduction.
- 3 to 5 + % cost reduction.