Model-based scheduling (or 4D BIM) hinges on six variables: quantities, locations, crew sizes, productivity rates, and material and labor costs. Vico Professional Services can help you utilize the power of your BIM model and extend its functionality to the field.
Our Professional Services Team can derive a flowline schedule from the BIM illustrating the locations for crews across the project timeline. Deliverables for your team include a schedule simulation - a movie showing progress on the building by date and location. It is important to note that a Vico schedule is NOT an animation, but rather a derivation of the geometry, quantities, locations, and resources from the BIM. A schedule is scientifically optimized for a completion date and/or a budget.
Vico Services' unique, location-based construction management system allows you to significantly compressed schedules - without increasing risk. The incorporation of locations, quantities, and productivity rates early in the planning phase yield clear, accurate, and feasible results.
Using the flowline view, we can easily manage task buffers, visually identify conflicts, and communicate complete schedules of complex projects - all on a single page.
Our experience on over 300 BIM projects around the world has shown that average schedules can be compressed by 10% with no increase in risk.
For more information on Vico's scheduling activities, please read through the blog, Fit and Finnish.
To learn more about the software that powers this Service Offering, please review Vico's scheduling solutions and these two whitepapers:
Whitepaper: A Comparison of Tradition CPM to Location-Based Scheduling
Whitepaper: The Combination of Last Planner System and Location-Based Management System