Model-based scheduling involves the optimal sequencing of tasks and trades, procurement and lead times by using productivity rates and crew sizes. The theory of flowline scheduling describes the optimization process with a location-based schedule. It calculates the optimal sequence and flow of trades through the various locations of the building project.
This service from Vico's Professional BIM Consulting team deploys a best in class, location-based technique using the quantities derived from the Virtual Construction model (the 4D BIM). This method helps to solve interference problems between subcontractors, thus directly reducing costs and compressing the schedule without increasing risk.
The result is an efficiently-built project, sans the usual stops and starts, overcrowding of trades in various locations, accurate activity durations based on quantities and locations, materials availability matched to location and productivity, and effective production control. The subs completely understand where they're going, what they're doing, and how quickly they need to progress. This predictability leads to better pricing, better quality, more proactive management, and a safer work environment.
On-site production control provides real-time reaction to a schedule disruption and actively prevents cascading delay chains.
For more information on model-based scheduling, please peruse the following resources:
BIM 401: Model-Based Scheduling
Scheduling Strategies in a Hard Bid
Fit and Finnish Blog
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