Vico Cost Planner
Evolutionary model-based estimating
Vico Cost Planner™ is the cost calculation, estimating, and value engineering module in the Vico Office Suite. As an integrated part of the Vico Office Environment, Cost Planner leverages the model-based quantities generated by the Vico Takeoff Manager, and provides highly accurate estimates in less time.
Using an evolutionary approach, Cost Planner enables continuous cost feedback throughout all project phases, starting with a costing scheme at the business development phase, and gradually increasing in granularity as more specific data and accurate quantities become available from the 3D BIM model.
Cost Planner introduces an innovative n-tiered 3D spreadsheet; a unique graphic scheme which emphasizes the hierarchical structure of the cost estimate. Every line item can be further refined with additional components, providing unprecedented flexibility, and enabling you to gradually develop your cost plan from a basic abstract level to a highly-detailed cost estimate.
In order to exploit the cost engineering knowledge-base of your company, Cost Planner includes a Library Manager, which allows you to use your own historical data and store a collection of standards and reusable estimating content.
The Cost Planner concept and unique structure allow you to build a ‘living cost estimate,' which is key to helping you make information-driven decisions that keep the budget on track.
The key to solid construction estimating software is bridging the gap between 2D paper-based methods and 5D model-based methods. Vico Office Cost Planner gives Estimators the Excel look and feel they're familiar with, while simultaneously presenting the BIM model, dynamically linked to the cost plan for easy visualization of the cost and budget.