Last week we attended the Autodesk University in Las Vegas. It was my first time at this event. It was amazing to see the turn out this year that was close to 9000. There were event hosts and hostesses anywhere you looked. Just setting up the dining hall alone was an operation to watch...
Vico was tucked away towards the back of the exhibit hall but strategically located near a bar so people were always coming our way.
Vico's next generation platform called Vico Office was showcased at the event. Our development team worked very hard to get the first version of this product in shape for the event. The show floor opened at 7.00 PM on Tuesday. People were so enthusiastic about the show that we stayed open until 10.00 PM well over an hour of the official closing time of the first evening.
Vico office integrates seamlessly with Revit and focuses on model based estimating and model based scheduling. Our focus market is general contractors, construction managers and owner operators, but there was a lot of interest from architects also. One key component of Vico Office is the ability to facilitate the progression of the estimate and schedule as the design evolves. Companies that are doing more and more design build; IPD and other alternative contract types were especially interested in the Vico way of estimating and scheduling.
Everyone was interested in visually tracking quantity, cost and schedule changes in the project with transparent feedback. Even the generation Y kids could relate to how cool construction estimating and scheduling could be when using an integrated 5D tool :)
It was great to meet many of our existing customers and some potential future ones also. On the image below Holly Alison (VP of Marketing) peeks over Thai Nguyen's shoulder from Hensel Phelps Construction as he takes a test drive of Vico Office.
We also had a chance to meet the representatives of the press. Look for articles in various publications about Vico at AU in the near future! All in all it was a fun event; hope to see you there next year!