5D BIM

Vico Office Suite:  A Construction Oriented 5D BIM Environment

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.

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.  It can address all or a portion of the items checked below:

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In this 7-minute video, BuildingPoint Florida sits down with Duane Gleason, Trimble Vico Product Manager, to discuss the capabilities and high-level features of this powerful application:

As traditional and progressive building processes continue to converge, document and change management continues to be an ever-increasing concern for both contractors and construction stakeholders.  With Vico’s Document Controller workflow, both 2D plans and 3D models can be managed and viewed in one centralized dataset. Duane Gleason, Trimble Vico Product Manager joins BuildingPoint Florida in this 7-minute video to discuss some of the exciting features and concepts behind Vico Document Controller:

Construction scheduling and resource management remains one of the most important and pivotal aspects of a successful construction project plan. With Flowline scheduling, contractors and stakeholders can leverage the visbility and granularity afforded by this visual, interactive scheduling process to reduce overlap and production gaps on projects of all sizes and scopes. Duane Gleason, Trimble Vico Product Manager, sits down with BuildingPoint Florida to discuss this creative and fresh approach to scheduling and resource management in this 7-minute video:

Vico Schedule Planner in Action (2 minutes):

Vico Office is the first purpose-built construction software that allows users to “plug in” the BIM authoring application of their choice and then perform a constructability analysis, quantity takeoff, add location systems, then derive a model-based schedule, model-based estimate, and go on-site for production control, all in an integrated workflow. Vico Office is a true 5D BIM solution for commercial construction that gives GCs a BIM-based cost plan; a more accurate, optimized, and resource-loaded schedule; a 4D presentation; and a 5D cash flow. Here’s a 15 minute overview: