Taking BIM to the Enterprise


We’re constantly asked as we travel to visit customers around the world, or at gatherings like the AGC BIMForum, “Is there a country where Virtual Construction is thriving?  Who gets it right?”


The answer really depends.  In North America, for example, many GCs start with 3D modeling and then graduate to clash detection before heading towards 4D scheduling and 5D estimating.  In the Nordics, however, they take a different path. 


Finland was the birthplace of Vico Control, the flowline scheduling solution that combines resources, locations, and quantities for model-based scheduling.  Is it something in the water, or do lean construction principles just make more sense in a land where the trains operate like clockwork?


Throughout Sweden, Norway, and Finland, our customers adopted location-based management principles first, and then got into modeling, and are now moving to 5D.

Does the path really matter if the outcome is the same?  Join us for this special Fridays with Vico as we explore the many paths to true 5D BIM.  We’ll highlight the Finnish scheduling experience as well as  one of our large customers, Hartela, as the Nordic example.



 BIM for the Enterprise


 available at your convenience


 a free online webinar series


 use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar







This webinar is for your team if:

• You have made BIM a core competency for your firm and are looking to deploy it
  throughout your company;
• You know your existing knowledge of construction means and methods can be
  harnessed into a BIM knowledge base;
• You want to free your estimating and scheduling teams to produce more value-add
  deliverables like what-if scenarios, revenue per square foot plans, EVA for the client,
  and look-ahead plans;
• You want to leverage the data in the BIM with even more estimating and scheduling
• You want the preconstruction efforts to help the Operations team deliver a smooth job
  onsite, complete with cash flow and earned value analysis.


In this special Fridays with Vico webinar, we’ll discuss how leading GC firms are transitioning their businesses over to BIM. We’ll examine IT plans and information workflows that make it possible.  And, of course, we’ll take your questions to further explore the subject.



 BIM for the Enterprise


 available at your convenience


 a free online webinar series


 use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar







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


If you're interested in this topic, you'll also want to research:

Blog: The BIM Washers Versus the Real Deal

Blog: Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk with BIM

Blog: Differentiating Your Firm with 5D BIM

Blog: BIM Doesn't Come in a Box

Blog: 5D BIM Versus 50-Yard Line Tickets

Webinar: The BIM Master Class Series

Webpage: The D's of BIM

Webpage: The 5D BIM Checklist


If you are ready to go deeper, please consider these programs:


Vico Office Structured Evaluation

Vico offers a 30-day Structured Evaluation Program for GCs, CMs, and Engineering Firms who are interested in learning about the enterprise-capabilities of Vico Office. The Program gives construction professionals the chance to learn Vico Office and test its functionality in 30-days with training, support, and peer review.


Vico Customer Success Plan

The Vico Customer Success Plan is a structured regimen of training, content, consulting, and support designed to accelerate your firm's success with 5D BIM. We infuse virtual construction into your construction firm's DNA.


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 at the bottom of the page to download the entire webinar.



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

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 




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