Vico Office delivers a different way of working with BIM models.
Used for much more than visualisation, Vico Office extends the basic 3D model with constructability analysis and coordination, quantity takeoff, 4D location-based scheduling and production control, and 5D estimating.
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“Intellectual Property” (IP) isn’t a commonly used term in the Construction industry, but every company has IP in the form of past project experience. Every estimate you prepare for a prospective customer and every project you manage to completion contributes to this stockpile of valuable data.
Key Features of Vico Office
Compliance with standard contracts due to the use of PDF’s as the 2D documents. Better visibility and traceability as the take-off in 2D is highlighted and in the hybrid view the 2D take-off can be seen in the context of the 3D model.
Take-off manager ensures that a comprehensive quantity take off can be developed traditionally (manually) and with use of a BIM model when/if available. Analysing each piece of BIM geometry to develop a workable, accurate solution to base your commercial/benchmarking plans and decisions on.
Clash Manager allows the user to run clash detection sweeps between the various models and elements they contain. Constructability manager enables any issues found to be escalated, reported and resolved within the Vico Office environment.
Cost Planner is the cost calculation, estimating, and value engineering module in the Vico Office Suite. Cost Planner optimises the use of a combination of parameter driven, model-based and manual based quantities that will provide highly accurate estimates in a shorter timeframe.
Work Package module is used to establish the link between work items and subcontractor pricing by mapping cost Assemblies and Components to defined Work Packages. Bids can be evaluated, compared and allocated to the estimate providing more opportunities to find the optimum bid for your project.
Schedule Planner enables the tasks to be directly mapped to the model and then resources allocated to these, all driven by the requirements and quantities of the cost plan, which is also linked to the model in the Vico software solutions suite.
4D Manager produces a 4D simulation which can be used to assist the user to minimise their risk and provide a virtual project. The 4D simulation is a representation of the actual baseline programme, current progress to date and also the forecasted progress based upon the current performance and resource levels.
Layout Manager allows you to download the model information to Trimble work stations for setting out, any discrepancies are then imported back into the model there by providing the engineering, commercial and planning teams to identify the risk of the changes before it is too late.
Vico delivers standard reporting templates for your team along with Vico Office so you can start creating construction management reports from Day 1.
Reduction of time/effort per person as the work is split throughout the team and allows better collaboration as multiple people can be developing the project at the same time.
Vico Office delivers an integrated BIM workflow for construction projects. Vico Office extends the basic 3D model with constructability analysis and coordination, quantity takeoff, 4D location-based scheduling and production control, 5D estimating, and layout.
The User Interface across all the modules is consistent, predictable, and highly visual. As a result users can quickly learn and use the system, moreover they retain their knowledge over extended periods of non-use.
Further Videos on Vico Office
“Closed Loop Integration”
The best way to leverage historical information is to create a continuous cycle or “closed loop” integration. To begin the cycle, a feasibility budget is developed that is based on actual cost information from past projects. The conceptual estimate is then moved to the cost estimating solution to prepare the detailed estimate based on owner specifications. The detailed estimate forms the basis for your budgets in your project management solution, and this data exchange is automated with Prolog. When the project closes, the actual cost data flows back into Modelogix for use on future projects