The CIO’s Role in the BIM Strategy


Like many industries, construction is divided into silos: business development, preconstruction teams, estimators, schedulers, and operations or field teams.  Connecting these silos to the 5D BIM harnesses the construction means and methods knowledge contained throughout the CM/GC firm. Construction CIOs are increasingly asked to provide integration to make the firm’s BIM strategy pervasive, persistent, and profitable.


There are three very interesting technologies and methodologies emerging to create even more connections between the silos: the Vico MPS (model progression specification), the agcXML, and virtualization.


Join us as we dive in to these technology topics and how they impact enterprise-level BIM. The end result is a coordinated project data set revolving around a model which feeds quantities to the team. Those detailed quantities feed cost estimates, and the line items in an estimate feed the project schedule. Superintendents and subcontractors are brought into this collaborative process to assess and plan proper crew and resource sizing to produce a complete project plan where all stakeholders own the plan and are committed to a consistent set of outcomes. Everything from material and labor cost to task durations are derived from this information model and kept up to date as inevitable changes occur.



 The CIO’s Role in the BIM Strategy


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Participants will learn about this integrated BIM strategy for the enterprise, as well as dive into the new technologies and hear practical use cases and customer anecdotes.


Model Progression Specification The MPS defines the interaction between the Owner, Designer, and Preconstruction Team as they migrate from the initial idea through the conceptual phase, on to the schematic, detail, and construction phases of a program. It provides the framework for an efficient written checklist evolving elements of the design from a very schematic level of detail to a high level of detail in terms of 3D geometry, cost, and time.


agcXML is a set of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) schemas designed to automate and streamline the exchange of information during the building design and construction process. agcXML facilitates the electronic exchange between different software programs of typical business information that is otherwise exchanged in unstructured construction documents. We will discuss how RFI and Change Order details can be shared between project team stakeholders, quickly comparing the cost and schedule impact from different design and construction changes.


Virtualization is also an important option for construction CIOs. This option allows inexpensive desktop or laptop computers to connect to a powerful application server.  The connection fee is significantly less expensive than outfitting many project workers with powerful machines and graphics cards. We will examine current options in the market.


It is becoming clear to Vico’s customers that the CIO must be at the heart of the construction BIM strategy. Without a clear understanding of how departmental silos can be connected and leveraged for the betterment of the company, it would be difficult for any BIM strategy to make it past modeling and clash detection. And there is so much more to BIM than just 3D models. Models do not involve an IT strategy, but seamlessly connecting all departments using BIM as the enabling technology is – and that’s a powerful advantage for the company brand.


This webinar is for you and your firm if:

1. Your BIM strategy has been hamstrung by resistance to change and the need to run parallel processes for comfort;

2. You understand that BIM is not a point solution, but rather an enterprise solution connecting all the departments in your firm;

3. You want to learn about the technologies that are in play today to connect it all together – seamlessly – without manual linking and glue-ware;

4. You understand that BIM is technology plus process change and want your CIO to play a key role in its success.


Join us for this pivotal discussion and learn how your firm can deploy BIM without stumbling.


 The CIO’s Role in the BIM Strategy


 Archived and available for your convenience 24/7


 A free online webinar series


 Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar.



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Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees:
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Select Recorded Webinars

4D BIM Scheduling with Vico Office

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Utilizing the LBS in the 5D Workflow

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Using the Model Progression Specification

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An Introduction to LBMS and LPS

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The New Preconstruction

August 6, 2010


An Introduction to Model-Based Estimating

June 23, 2010


Introduction to Vico Office Constructability Manager

March 17, 2010


What You Need to Know Today about Seismic BIM

March 12, 2010


The Business Value of BIM

January 29, 2010


Taking BIM to the Enterprise

January 15, 2010


BIM Knowledge Base of Cost and Time Elements

December 11, 2009


Mastering Coordination and Constructability in a Hard Bid

November 13, 2009


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 




The CIO's Role in the BIM Strategy