Steps to a Better BIM


There has been a fascinating discussion on the BIM Experts LinkedIn Group for three weeks about the differences between a Design-Intent Model and a Construction Means and Methods Model. Many, many people have weighed in with their experiences from the field, but the question still remains, "Can a design model evolve into a construction model, or is it better for the constructors to build a new Construction BIM?"


This has been the promise of Vico Office - that one day we will be able to accept models from each party (the architect, the subs, and the GC) and use them as-is. We have come very far over the past seven years and are very close to the goal. Model fidelity can be improved greatly, but we are still not ready to say that any BIM model can produce meaningful data for downstream applications like coordination, scheduling, estimating, and production control on-site.


And how can an Owner know the difference between a model which will work and a model which will not? So we have developed a new service for owners, architects, subs and GCs to interrogate their models and ensure that they are meaningful for every member of the team.


Come learn more about this new service offering which you can use on your next project. We’ll explain the methodology and protocols we use to inspect the model and show examples from commonly mis-modeled elements.



 Fridays with Vico


 Quality Assurance and Refinement for BIM Models


 Available 24/7 for your convenience


 A free online webinar series


 Use the form below to download the archived webinar








The Model Quality Assurance and Refinement Service is performed on all Archicad, Revit, and Tekla models. The Service takes the model and the current drawing set as input and creates an assessment of the model focusing on its suitability for use in the Virtual Construction Management process.


If problems are found with the model that the customer would like repaired, Vico QAR Service provides a fixed price proposal for performing the needed work in collaboration with the General Contractor, thus ensuring the model meets the strict project requirements. Or you and your team can take the quality report and a template content plan and repair or add to the model as needed.


This webinar is important for your team if you:


1.) Are involved in construction projects where a BIM model is going to be used after the Design stage;
2.) Are involved in projects where models will come from multiple sources and you want independent Quality Assurance checks of the models from the various parties;
3.) Want to learn more about Quality Assurance protocols for Design Team models which you want to use for 4D and 5D;
4.) Want to learn more about the key differences between a design and construction model.


Gather your team for this informative session, the first of a four-part series on improving model fidelity for virtual construction.



 Fridays with Vico


 Quality Assurance and Refinement for BIM Models


 Available 24/7 for your convenience


 A free online webinar series


 Use the form below to download the archived webinar









See highlights of this Fridays with Vico episode on the video clip below. If the content is meaningful to you and your BIM Team, please use the form below to download the the archived webinar.



Learn from your peers with your peers at Fridays with Vico.



System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer



Select Recorded Webinars

What Is Your Firm's BIM Score?

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The CIO’s Role in the BIM Strategy

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4D BIM Scheduling with Vico Office

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Utilizing the LBS in the 5D Workflow

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Using the Model Progression Specification

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An Introduction to LBMS and LPS

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The New Preconstruction

August 6, 2010


An Introduction to Model-Based Estimating

June 23, 2010


Introduction to Vico Office Constructability Manager

March 17, 2010


What You Need to Know Today about Seismic BIM

March 12, 2010


The Business Value of BIM

January 29, 2010


Taking BIM to the Enterprise

January 15, 2010


BIM Knowledge Base of Cost and Time Elements

December 11, 2009


Mastering Coordination and Constructability in a Hard Bid

November 13, 2009


Mastering the 5D Cost Plan in a Hard Bid

October 16, 2009


Vico Office Unplugged

October 2, 2009


Scheduling Strategies in a Hard Bid Environment

September 11, 2009


Tracking Changes in Construction Drawing Sets

August 21, 2009


Introducing BIM for Executives

August 7, 2009


Vico Office for Preconstruction and Estimating Teams

July 17, 2009


Connecting the Conceptual Estimate to the MPS

June 26, 2009


BIM 501: Model-Based Estimating

May 15, 2009


BIM 401: Model-Based Scheduling

May 1, 2009


BIM 301 Webinar: New Contract Language

April 17, 2009


BIM 201 Webinar: 3D/4D Coordination

April 3, 2009


BIM 101 Webinar

March 20, 2009


Swinerton Builders

February 27, 2009


Introducing Vico Office

February 20, 2009


The McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Report

February 13, 2009


Suffolk Construction and the Torrey Pines Project

January 30, 2009


Hensel Phelps and the Denver Justice Center

January 23, 2009


Trimble and Vico - Bringing BIM to the Field

January 16, 2009


Webcor Builders and the Model Progression Specification

December 19, 2008


St. Joseph's Mission Hospital Virtual Mock-Up Case Study

November 14, 2008


Vico's Win the Deal Bundle

November 7, 2008


Vico for Concrete: Lift Drawings and More

Oct 17, 2008


Vico 101: An Introductory Webinar for Virtual Construction

Oct 13, 2008


Virtual Construction with the PCL Family of Companies

Sept 25, 2008


Orchestrating BIM the Vico Way

August 15, 2008 




QAR/ BIM Report Card