Coordination Strategies in a Hard Bid Scenario


In an environment where there are smaller projects with plenty of bidders under a hard bid edict, it’s imperative that you remain competitive.  How can you better understand the project before you enter your bid?  
Vico Services, the professional BIM consulting arm of Vico Software, has developed a new methodology for coordination of time and space based on our experience with over 400 global 5D BIM projects.


Mastering Coordination and Constructability in a Hard Bid

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It’s easy to think that you’re done with BIM after you’ve run a clash detection. But in actuality, the true BIM has just begun. Not only do you need to organize objects in space, but you also have to organize the project timeline. These RFIs turn into Change Orders which greatly impact the duration and cost of your project. We’ll illustrate how to best manage the coordination process to iron out constructability and scheduling issues earlier rather than later.
When we hear the word “clash,” we are more likely to think about pipes running into HVAC cutting through a floor. That certainly is one very important definition. But Vico proposes there are many other types of clashes. We’ll look specifically at misalignment issues discovered on paper and resolved in the 3D model.  Then we’ll take a look at scheduling clashes: too many crews in the same space and crew size/duration issues that lead to conflicts. Leveraged integration of coordination creates more opportunities to develop a better bid and a better schedule - true differentiators in a hard bid world.  And Vico Service's proprietary coordination resolution by location has been documented to cut the clash detection cycles by 40%, leaving more time to develop shop drawings and prefabricate more components off-site.


This webinar is for you and your firm if:
>> Hard bids have become the de facto bidding process in your market;
>> You want to develop hard bid strategies quickly, but might not have time to
     develop a BIM;
>> You know you’ll discover change orders during the project, but you want to
     find them sooner;
>> You understand that coordination is more than polygonal clash detection;
>> You want to learn from a Services Team who has run over 300 successful
     coordination projects, from the first drawing to the final brick.
>> You understand that good software is critical, but best practices distinguish you from the other bidders; and constructability analysis versus clash detection is key.


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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 2.0 with Vico Office Constructability Manager

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



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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

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 




Hard Bids 301 - Coordination