Today's BIM Manager must answer two questions: where do I get my BIM models today?...and where will I get them in the future? How can I orchestrate the level of detail contained in the models so that they can be used for more than just visualization: for coordination, for scheduling, for estimating, for production control on-site?


In our experience, GCs are starting to receive models from architects, engineers, and subs, but they are all at different levels of detail.  BIM Managers should start researching the Model Progression Specification and develop a plan for working together with outside firms and partners.  This is an opportunity to play a key role in leading these relationships.



We know that BIM models must be purpose-built in order to be effective.  The Model Progression Specification helps organize the model authors AND the teams who will use their data in downstream applications.


Vico provides several solutions here:

1.) We can help you build your models.  We have modeling experts who can build the purpose-specific models you need for coordination, scheduling, and estimating.

2.) We can manage the MPS process to keep your project on-track.

3.) Our software platform, the Vico Office Suite, is BIM-neutral.  You can use ArchiCAD, CAD-Duct, IFC, Revit, SketchUp, and Tekla in Vico Office.


To learn more about the MPS, please navigate through these additional resources:


Webpage: The History and Evolution of the MPS

Webpage: MPS Terms and Definitions

Webpage: What is the BIM Level of Detail?

Webpage: The MPS as Sheet Music for an Orchestra

Webpage: What Is a Purpose-Built BIM Model?

Webpage: Who is Authoring the BIM Model?

Webpage: What You Need in Your Virtual Construction Toolkit

Webpage: Rollout the MPS to a New Project

Webinar: Webcor and the MPS

Webinar: Using the Content Plan and MPS

Webinar: Understanding the Model Progression Specification

Webinar: The MPS 3.0

Blog: What Can Be Done to Improve BIM Model Fidelity?

Blog: Why You Need an MPS on Every 5D Project

Blog: The 5D Data Pack Is Your Shortcut to 5D BIM

FAQs: MPS Frequently-Asked Questions