BIM Model Quality Assessment


Wouldn't it be Lean to use the design team's or sub's BIM for construction coordination, estimating, and scheduling? 


For the last seven years, the focus in the AEC market has been repurposing the design team's or sub's BIMs for construction. Our model checking service, called Quality Assurance and Refinement, inspects the model system by system noting any omissions, mistakes, or areas for improvement.  And compares the current drawing set to the model's detail.

Why would you want to take advantage of this service?  The Owner should only have to pay for one model. If the first model can be used with slight fixes, everybody wins. However, if the model needs to be re-done, the team knows right away and can take immediate action.


The Quality Assurance and Refinement service is a flat fee offering.  The service is priced at $2,000 and takes approximately ten business days to complete.  Here are the steps involved:


Step 1: Complete a brief questionnaire about the scope of the project and modeling exercise. 

Step 2: Deliver the contract, the drawings, and the model.

Step 3: Our Services Team will examine and interrogate the model based on eight quality aspects.

Step 4: We deliver a report to you which grades the model by system.  This is a third-party independent review of the model which you can share with the design team and the Owner. It includes detailed explanations of issues with the model, comparing 2D snapshots with 3D snapshots where applicable, plus recommendations for resolving the issue.

Step 5: You determine if you would like to use the model(s) as-is or receive a quotation from us to fix the model.


Learn our standard protocol for inspecting models and understand how you can use this service to your advantage when working with new partners.  You can view a sample BIM Quality Assessment Report here.


Video Caption: Can you re-use a design model for construction coordination, scheduling, and estimating?  Vico's BIM Quality Assessment and Refinement Service will give you a definitive answer. Our comprehensive evaluation grades the model across eight disciplines. We deliver an independent third party report indicating where improvements need to be made so your project team can make an informed decision.


For more ideas on what Vico Services can do for your team, please review the following resources:


Blog: 5 Ways to Improve BIM Model Fidelity

Blog: Putting Vico on your team as an HR Alternative for 5D BIM

Blog: BIM Quality Assurance Check Is Popular with Both GCs and Architects

Webinar: BIM Model Quality Assessment

Webinar: Coordination Resolution

Service: The Model Progression Specification

Service: Virtual Mock-Up Services

Service: Creating Better 5D Presentations to Win the Deal



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