Vico Software Announces European Customer Summit


Boulder, CO - December 15, 2010 - Vico Software, the leader in 5D Virtual Construction, is pleased to announce plans for a European Customer Summit in January 2011.


Who: Vico Software invites our European Customers to join us
What: European Customer Summer
When: Thursday, January 27, 2011

Allergiatalo Kongressi in Helsinki, Finland

Paciuksenkatu 19

Why: Share Vico Office strategy, best practices, and case studies








With so many customers located in the Nordic countries, we are excited to plan our Summit in Helsinki. We understand that travel to Finland in January is challenging, but the landscape, people, and atmosphere combine into an experience you will never forget.  We will do our utmost to record or re-broadcast the content for those who 

cannot make it to Helsinki.  Please note, also, that the day will be conducted in English and Finnish.  If you are not comfortable with English or Finnish this might not be an appropriate event for you.


Here is the agenda we have planned for this event.  It is focused on the complete 5D workflow in the upcoming release of Vico Office, highlighting the new features for scheduling, planning, and controlling large construction projects.


13:00 Welcome and Keynote Address
13:30 Understanding Location Breakdown Structures and the Importance of Quantities by Location
14:15 Migrating from Vico Control to Vico Office
15:00 Break
15:15 Demonstration of the 5D Virtual Construction Workflow in Vico Office
Release 3 
16:15 Case Study
17:00 Questions and Answers
17:30 One-on-One Meetings with Vico Executives (as planned in advance)
Continued  Friday meetings with Vico as planned in advance


Team Vico will be represented by our CEO, Mark Sawyer; EVP, Don Henrich; VP Services, Olli Seppanen; Technical Training Manager, Ian Turner; Onsite Project Manager, Anne Koutu; and VP Marketing, Holly Allison.


For those customers travelling to Helsinki, we recommend staying at the Helsinki Crown Plaza at Mannerheimintie 50.  We have a special room rate arranged for your stay which is available by using this special online reservation service


In the meantime, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the event.  Please feel free to email or call.


If you are ready to RSVP, please send a note to with the name, title, and company for you and your colleagues.


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, location breakdown, a model-based schedule, model-based estimate, and on-site production control, all in an integrated workflow.  The Vico Office platform is designed to help GCs, Architects, and Owners work together to thoroughly understand the project: from clash, to quantities, to locations, to scheduling, and estimating.  One workflow, one platform, all model-based and compatible with many 3D modeling systems.




About Vico’s 5D Virtual Construction Workflow

The BIM process starts with 2D construction drawing set comparisons in Vico Doc Set Manager.  After the BIM models are completed, users can publish, augment, and compare 3D models from multiple project stakeholders all within the Vico Office Client.  For example, the architect can contribute an architectural model in ArchiCAD; the structural engineer can contribute a structural model in Tekla; the mechanical subcontractor can submit a model in Revit MEP; the HVAC subcontractor can submit a model in CAD-Duct.  These models can be combined in Vico Office Constructability Manager where BIM object clashes can be identified and resolved.  If the issues cannot be resolved, they are promoted to an RFI and tracked through the project management data flow.  After the models have been coordinated, users then move to Vico Office Takeoff Manager to generate construction-caliber quantities.  With these quantities in hand, users can proceed to Vico Control for 4D model-based scheduling and production control.  Also with the quantities, estimators can use Vico Office Cost Planner to create multiple iterations of the 5D estimate as the models’ level of detail increases.  With the estimate in place, the users can now track the project budget in Vico Office Cost Explorer, helping the Owner recognize which decisions have the most impact on the budget and schedule.


About Vico Software

Vico Software, Inc. provides software and services to the commercial construction industry.  Building owners, general contractors, and construction managers use our software and our services to reduce risk, manage costs, and optimize schedules on complex building projects.  Vico's 5D Virtual Construction solutions pioneered the category of BIM for Construction, and they remain the industry's most integrated approach to coordination, quantity takeoff, cost estimation, project scheduling, and production control.  The new Vico Office product suite continues this tradition making it possible to leverage many important BIM file formats such as ArchiCAD, Revit, Tekla, and IFC.  The benefits of our solutions and services have been proven on hundreds of building projects to date.



For More Information, please contact:

Holly Allison

Vice President of Marketing for Vico Software


Skype:  reason8855

Twitter: @letsbuildit

Tel:       +1-978-882-0170 x118 (eastern)