Vico Software Brings Virtual Construction to Brazil

5D BIM on the Mainstage at the SindusCon Conference


Boulder, CO – October 9, 2012 – Vico Software, the leader in 5D Virtual Construction™, will be headlining the SindusCon Conference, on Thursday, October 18 in São Paulo, Brazil.


Brazil is undergoing rapid infrastructure and construction growth as the country prepares for the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.  5D BIM is the perfect complement to complex building projects like stadiums, arenas, performing arts centers, and civil infrastructure because it focuses on three main areas: quality, cost, and schedule.


Quality: a well-coordinated design means assembly-line precision on the job site.  One of the first hurdles of any construction project is to track changes between 2D drawing sets and 3D models. Only Vico offers the ability to compare the details in the 2D drawing with the 3D model. This hydrid 2D-3D view is essential as firms receive both drawings and models – and this ensures a coordinated design from the start. This means no second-guessing the design; this means exact quantification; this means no missed scope in the estimate.


Cost: construction-caliber quantities include dozens of estimating properties and quantity fidelity for each building element.  Only Vico offers these highly-sophisticated quantities which power more detailed estimates and schedules. From the estimator’s perspective, this means understanding which quantities have changed in the design and how those changes impact the cost and schedule. Vico Office is highly-visual to better communicate these variances to the Owner and help the Owner determine which design decisions make the most impact.


Schedule: developing an optimal construction schedule is just one aspect of planning.  The most critical aspect is managing to that schedule out in the field.  Only Vico offers Location-Based Management to organize the project into quantities by location, costs per location, crews per location, etc. all inform highly-detailed reporting to better manage cash flow.


“This is a tremendous opportunity for Vico to debut in the Brazilian construction market,” remarked Donald Henrich, co-founder of Vico Software.  “The market is poised to skyrocket and there is no better time for builders to take full advantage of the benefits of Virtual Construction.  Brazil has a great chance to prove to the world that it can thrive under pressure and rise to the occasion as an economic powerhouse.  Incorporating 5D BIM during this construction growth ensures a vibrant industry.”


Christopher Mouflard, one of Vico’s experts in Location-Based Management, will present a session outlining the capabilities 5D BIM, including a case study from Odebrecht Brazil, one of the first customers in the country.  Klauss Arangua, the Latin America business development manager, will be offering demonstrations.  Here, conference attendees can see how the award-winning virtual construction solution transforms 3D BIMs into information powerhouses integrating construction-caliber quantities by location, 4D scheduling data, and 5D cost estimating data. The result is a live construction management model that empowers Vico Office users to accurately and rapidly assess the schedule and cost impact of changes, whether those changes occur during preconstruction planning or during the project’s build phase.


To schedule one-on-one meetings with the Team Vico, please coordinate with Holly Allison. If you cannot attend the show, please read how the 5D Virtual Construction Workflow extends BIM to the Enterprise. If you are a construction firm in Brazil who wants to learn more about Vico’s solutions, you are invited you to try Vico Office in our Structured Evaluation Program.





About Vico Office

Vico Office is the first purpose-built construction management software that allows users to “plug in” the BIM authoring application of their choice and then perform a constructability analysis, location-based quantity takeoff, a model-based schedule, model-based estimate, and on-site production control, all in an integrated workflow.


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, CAD-Duct, IFC, 3D DWG, and even SketchUp.  The benefits of our solutions and services have been proven on hundreds of building projects to date, in over 30 countries, totaling more than $72 billion in construction worldwide.


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)