With the increased demand for shorter delivery times, increased efficiency, and higher quality, owners and contractors are adopting new business models and technologies that will give them a competitive advantage. An essential part of this change is the integration of processes and communication throughout the design-to-construction life cycle. With Integrated Project Delivery and BIM technology becoming common buzz words, the necessity of a truly integrated social-BIM platform has become evident.
With 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.
Vico Office is structured in a modular way, allowing users to maximize efficiency and meet the needs of all construction process trades and phases, from quantity takeoff to clash detection and scheduling. Vico Office is fully compatible with WinEst, making the workflow of 3D and 2D quantity takeoff through to the final detailed estimate a seamless, integrated reality. It’s a tailored, yet expandable solution, packaged in a consistent and easy to use environment.