Coordination 2.0


We are all witnesses to the transformation brought about by Web 2.0. Subscribing to blogs and watching video tutorials on YouTube has become commonplace - just like participating in a conversation in your favorite LinkedIn group.


With 50% of all General Contractors utilizing some piece of BIM, it’s time to take a second pass and refine what’s working. Clearly, 3D modeling and clash detection has crossed the chasm and everyone can agree that there are tremendous efficiencies to be gained from the process. But what if we could improve upon the process, improve upon the end result?


With multi-disciplinary teams working together, we need a different approach to coordination - a different methodology - Coordination 2.0 if you will. Using this approach, not only do we work to the goal of zero change orders due to coordination issues, but we also have a coordinated whole model for use downstream for scheduling and estimating, installation, production control, and even facilities management.


The coordinated model doesn’t get filed away. The coordinated model becomes the key to alternative contract types; it becomes the trigger for more precise quantity takeoffs which then drive more precise schedules and estimates.



 Introduction to Vico Office Constructability Manager


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 a free online webinar series


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 While other solutions can be complex, especially managing layers and model versions, Vico Office Constructability Manager offers a simple, integrated solution within the award-winning Vico Office Suite. Coordination is a necessary part of the BIM roadmap - that’s why Vico has developed a new approach which incorporates an effective workflow for identification, promotion to RFI, reporting and resolution.


To simplify coordination efforts, Vico Office Constructability Manager collects all relevant object clashes and produces only one item per clash. The workflow allows users to define the elements and layers for consideration; detect and filter the clashes; promote important clashes to Constructability Issues; and then submit, prioritize, and assign RFIs, advancing only the unresolved clashes as Change Orders. As we’ve learned from our customers, "BIM doesn’t end with clash detection - coordination is just the beginning for quantity takeoff, cost planning, scheduling, and production control.


Vico developed the software based on our own experiences working on over 350 BIM projects worldwide. Along with our coordination meeting methodology, we believe Vico Office Constructability Manager helps keep project teams focused on the end goal: a solid end product that meets budget, schedule, and program.



 Introduction to Vico Office Constructability Manager


 archived for convenient access 24/7


 a free online webinar series


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






 Watching this webinar with your team, you’ll learn:
• Vico Office’s simplified approach to model management, ensuring
  that you are always working the correct model and the correct version;
• How to filter layers and elements to discover relevant clashes and
  focus on the most important ones during your coordination meetings;
• How to classify your detected clashes as Constructability Issues;
  preparing only the most relevant items for coordination meetings;
• How to escalate Constructability Issues to RFIs, producing snapshots,
  measurements, and other relevant data for an RFI report, again
  prioritizing and assigning;
• How to promote RFIs to Change Orders;
• Prepare powerful reports using the integrated VO reporting engine.


But Owners don’t want to pay for models that are “less bad.” As far as they are concerned, they’ve already paid for a coordinated building. Owners want to realize an ROI from BIM that goes beyond the cost AVOIDANCE of clash detection to a true realization of schedule compression, and therefore, cost REDUCTION. That’s the difference that Vico Office brings to the table.


Learn more about this important step in the BIM workflow:

Blog: Coordination Resolution is 40% Faster than Traditional Clash Detection

Blog: Rethinking 3D BIM Coordination

Webinar: BIM 201: Clash Detection and Coordination

Webinar: Coordination Strategies in a Hard Bid

Webinar: The New Preconstruction

Webinar: Coordination Resolution - a Lean Approach to Clash and Coordination

Service: Quality Assessment and Refinement for BIM Models

Service: Coordination Resolution

Blog: Coordination Resolution Is 40% Faster than Traditional Methods

Webpage: What Is Clash Detection and Coordination?

Outputs and Deliverables: 2D Installation Drawings

Outputs and Deliverables: 6D BIM Models for Facilities Management

Product: Constructability Manager, Features and Benefits, FAQs


If you like this webinar topic, also review The New Preconstruction, part of the Getting to 5D with Vico webinar series.


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


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 archived 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



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