BIM models must be purpose-built for construction if they are going to be used for coordination and fabrication, scheduling, estimating, and/or production control on-site. Knowing why you are modeling certain elements to a certain level of detail allows team members seamlessly share information and use the model as a 5D BIM decision-support tool with the Owner.



Why are you interested in using models in your construction firm?


Business Development Models

Obviously, showing a BIM model during the pursuit phase can impress an Owner.  Would it be important to you to be able to answer what-if scenarios with the Owner?  If so, you'll want a model that does more than spin around on the screen.  To win the business, it's important to show how you'll leverage that BIM in the the construction phase.


Design Models

These models are perfect for renderings and energy analyses.  You'll also want to consider carefully the level of detail to which the elements are modeled as these can be used to produce 2D documents. We even have a service to grade the model for completeness - to see if it can be used for construction scheduling and estimating.


Construction Models

These BIMs reflect the means and methods and explain just how you're really going to build this project.  You can also deploy the build-to-design/design-to-build rigor by incorporating your layout points into the model.  These models can be a great communication aide with Subs, showing exactly where they need to be and when.


Vico can help you with all these model types.  We understand that no model created without expert input will be fully useful.  That's why we work with you and the extended project team to create live models: models that give instant answers when variables are changed.  What happens if we change the design?  What happens to the schedule if we add this special insulating acoustical tile?  What happens to the cost of the project if we go for a Silver LEED rating? 


And all these models start with one process: the model progression specification.


To learn more about the MPS, please navigate through these additional resources:


Webpage: The History and Evolution of the MPS

Webpage: MPS Terms and Definitions

Webpage: What is the BIM Level of Detail?

Webpage: The MPS as Sheet Music for an Orchestra

Webpage: What Is a Purpose-Built BIM Model?

Webpage: Who is Authoring the BIM Model?

Webpage: What You Need in Your Virtual Construction Toolkit

Webpage: Rollout the MPS to a New Project

Webinar: Webcor and the MPS

Webinar: Using the Content Plan and MPS

Webinar: Understanding the Model Progression Specification

Webinar: The MPS 3.0

Blog: What Can Be Done to Improve BIM Model Fidelity?

Blog: Why You Need an MPS on Every 5D Project

Blog: The 5D Data Pack Is Your Shortcut to 5D BIM

FAQs: MPS Frequently-Asked Questions