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The GC's Summer Reading List for 5D BIM

  
  

 

Did your kids come home from the last day of school with a letter from their next teacher listing the books they need to read over the Summer?  As a good parent, you promptly extracted that list from the bookbag and posted in front and center on the refrigerator trying to make sure these books are spread out over the Summer months and not crammed into the last days of August.  You even warned your children about the crazy calculus professor you had in college who wanted chapters 1 through 5 read and the exercises turned in on the first day of class. 

 

Well, we wish we could escape these lists, but even as adults, we need to become expert in several areas – especially those that impact our careers and business profitability.  We always reference the quote from page 24 of the last McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Report, “Your career and the prosperity of your company depend on becoming familiar with the tools, processes, and value propositions of BIM.”

 

So we’ve come up with the Summer Reading List for 5D BIM – a collection of the most popular articles from our executives and product managers.  Each week 1,200 AEC/O professionals read these articles and comment on them – making the pieces  come alive with real-world experiences and anecdotes.

 

Work your way through the lists with your team to get lively discussions going.  Instead of genres, we’re using functional departments and roles to divide the subject matter.  So we have reading lists for your BIM Task Force, the Estimating Team, Scheduling Team, Coordination Team, and the Executive Team. Be sure to post your comments and engage directly with the authors.  And we promise, no book reports are due in September.

 

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For the BIM Task Force…

 

5 Pieces of Advice for GCs Considering BIM

Many GCs come to Vico for advice on how to get started with BIM. Here are 5 recommendations for new BIM departments and their managers.

 

Lightening Strikes Twice at the BIM Storm

Balfour Beatty Construction and Parsons Brinckerhoff offered Vico an interesting challenge at the BIM Storm: provide a schedule and estimate for three college campus buildings...in 24 hours. It was a breeze in Vico Office.  Roll the videotape!

 

10 Things Every BIM Manager Should Know

It’s a great time to be a BIM Manager in construction. It’s a chance to combine your love of building with the latest technology and Lean methodologies. You get to carve out strategy and help everyone with the tools that they need to win new business and successfully execute profitable projects.

 

Is There an East/West BIM Divide?

Why is BIM adoption so prevalent on the West Coast yet so lagging on the East Coast? Is it a question of Owner requirements, progressive universities, or even unions? Weigh in on the discussion with your comments.

 

The Alphabet Soup of BIM

With so many acronyms in the construction industry today, it is easy to get bogged down in the alphabet soup of BIM. Use this handy BIM glossary as a cheat sheet during meetings to keep all the terms clear.

 

Why You Need an MPS for EVERY BIM Project

The MPS is a protocol for bringing information together from all the design disciplines, estimating, and scheduling. It ensures each team member knows what he needs to produce, at what point and at what level of detail and can plan accordingly.

 

5D BIM Predictions

We predict the construction industry will see many companies adopting BIM Enterprises as opposed to BIM Departments.  We predict BIM Managers will take up the mantle of 4D, 5D, and even 6D, instead of just managing models. And it follows that BIM and ERP will connect preconstruction and operations to accounting, procurement, and other back office roles.

 

What Can Be Done to Improve BIM Model Fidelity?

There are several ways to dramatically improve model fidelity issues in a BIM construction project: use the model progression specification (MPS); employ reputable 3D modeling services; utilize the Vico 5D Standard Library and Warehouse; take advantage of Vico Office features to override poor model quality. The end goal are BIM models suitable for construction: 5D estimating, 4D scheduling, and 3D constructability.

 

Make Vico Your Trusted Partner for 5D BIM Success

Having performed over 400 BIM projects around the world during the past five years, we have codified what makes firms successful with BIM: discipline, executive support, and a trusted partner.  And we’ve turned our findings into our Customer Success Plan for your team.

 

3 Key Ingredients for Your BIM Strategy

Trimble concentrates on three key areas of the construction process: quality, cost, and schedule. Our solutions help GCs and CMs manage design coordination, construction estimating, and location-based scheduling and production control.

 

Top 10 Reasons to Do 5D BIM

There are at least ten reasons to deploy BIM across the enterprise.  Our customers are exploiting their capabilities with 5D BIM to win new business.

 

Manage What You Can Control

What can GCs do to weather the current economic crisis? The answer fits on one powerpoint slide: manage what you can control, focus on quality, lower risk, reduce debt.  A well-executed BIM strategy delivers on 3 of the 4 and is a powerful way to differentiate your firm with technology.

 

HR Options for BIM

Vico offers several options to help GCs develop a deep BIM bench: project engineers, onsite project managers, modeling teams on retainer, and even certifying current staff on Vico’s virtual construction best practices.

 

Planning Work Phases for a VDC Project with the Model Progression Specification

This article examines three examples of general contractors and owners implementing the Content Plan and Model Progression Specification.

 

Does the Commercial Construction Market Need the BIM SAT’s?

There is a lot of BIM-Washing going on on bid day. Is your firm “the genuine article” or just “a poser”? Perhaps we as an industry should require certification, or at least the SAT’s for BIM.

 

Can You Use the Design Model for Construction?

The new BIM model quality check and grading service helps answer the question: can the design team model pull double-duty as a construction model? Our report details and problems we find; what fixes, if any, should be made; and the grade. Any model with a grade above 75 can be used for construction with some modifications.  Any model with a grade of 75 or below needs to be re-done.

 

Go Deep with Vico

Some GCs only scratch the surface with BIM. They don’t realize that 5D BIM is used to win the deal, do clash detection and coordination, construction-caliber quantity takeoff, location-based scheduling, and iterative cost planning.  Go deep with Vico’s series of executive workshops, video training series, and comprehensive product FAQs.

 

One Model or Many?

Why should an owner pay a GC to build a model if the architect has already provided one? What is the difference between a design-intent model and a means and methods model?

 

How Do You Sell BIM Internally?

It can get difficult to convince CEOs and co-workers to try BIM, especially when there is no impetus to change. We recommend starting with a small project and utilizing our BIM Consulting and Services Team. These small wins will add up and develop internal enthusiasm. And the good news is: when companies do adopt BIM and want to incorporate new best practices and methodologies, they do so whole-heartedly and it transforms the tenor of their business.

 

What Role Do YOU Play in the BIM Strategy?

Each department in a General Contractor firm plays a significant role in making 5D BIM successful. These departments, from the preconstruction team to the operations team, have resources to help them succeed and thrive with BIM.

 

How Do You Sell BIM to Owners?

Having a Vico 5D Project Team on Retainer allows you to bid on every project and produce 5D models, what-if scenarios, and presentation materials. These business development presentations are geared towards the Owner's needs and differentiate your firm as the one with true 5D BIM capabilities.

 

Increase Your Appetite for 5D BIM

The Vico Customer Success Plan is designed to increase your firm's appetite for 5D BIM on every project. Through a regimen of training, content, consulting, and support, we make Virtual Construction part of your firm's DNA.

 

The Top 10 Ways to Derail Your BIM Project

Construction firms can be their own biggest enemy when trying to implement BIM without considering process change, training, and even the right personnel. It's easy to believe that BIM is as easy clicking a mouse, but true 5D BIM deliverables, success, ROI, and winning new business comes from good leadership and vision.

 

For the Scheduling Team…

 

Location-Based Management for Construction

Yes, we did write the book on it!  This college text compares and contrasts traditional CPM and activity-based scheduling with location-based scheduling. The book also highlights the popularity of location-based management projects around the world: from the Kamppi Center in Helsinki to the Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California.

 

Production Control Best Practices Series

Dr. Sepannen put pen to paper to produce a 22-part series specifically for superintendents.  The series looks at typical disruptions on the jobsite and how they can be spotted and averted using  LBMS principles in production control.

 

Who Cares about Subs’ Productivity Rates?

If we tell the Owner the date s/he wants for the project, why do we have to worry about Subs' productivity rates?  It will all be explained away with claims anyway. Vico turns this on its head and counters that construction scheduling should be scientific. Durations should be calculated based upon quantities by location and the subs productivity rates. So indeed, everyone cares about subs and their work rates.

 

Reduce Project Risk with Location-Based Schedules

Location-based management systems promotes the early resolution of scheduling conflicts and the reconciliation of assumptions which decrease the risk level of the building project.

 

Quantities by Location Are Key to Costing, Planning, and Controlling Construction Projects

A straightforward discussion on BIM-based estimating with the AACEI quickly turned into a planning session centered on Quantities by Location. Key to Vico's construction management platform is the reliance upon quantities per location to cost, plan, and manage even the most complex construction projects.

 

The Benefits of Combining LBMS and LPS

Both Location-Based Management System and Last Planner System espouse lean construction tenets like pull scheduling, eliminating waste, and de-risking construction schedules. LBMS is very quantitative and based on mathematical equations involving quantities, locations, crew sizes, and productivity rates. LPS is very social and collaborative, relying on teamwork and commitments.

 

By combining the rigorous scientific quantifications of LBMS with the collaborative, qualitative process of Last Planner, GCs receive a comprehensive planning, scheduling, and controlling solution. The benefits of lower schedule risk and 10% schedule compression have been well-documented.

 

Compare Flowline and Gantt Chart Schedules Side-by-Side

As new users are learning location-based scheduling in Vico Schedule Planner, they appreciate comparing the Flowline View next to the Gantt Chart view. The Flowline View shows the crews/tasks moving through the locations with the slope representing their productivity rate.

 

Location-Based Management from the Owner’s Point of View

Owners want to get bottom-line ROI from BIM and production management systems. CPM scheduling methods fall short as they do not account for quantities, resources, and rates.

 

Construction Superintendents Just Get Vico

Superintendents recognize the optimization logic behind Vico Schedule Planner and Production Controller. After all, a schedule isn't worth the paper it's printed on if it cannot be managed to in the field. Vico Production Controller allows the Super to enter percentage complete per location on a daily or weekly basis. The productivity data, when combined with the known quantities per location, produces a look-ahead schedule which highlights any potential conflicts down the road from this behavior. With this information, the Super can work to get the crew back on track and avoid any cascading delay chains.

 

Why Construction-Caliber Quantities Matter

It is important to recognize differences between scientific BIM and Hollywood BIM. One key difference is the use of construction-caliber quantities to inform the schedule, the sequencing, and the estimate. By treating durations as a calculation, not a best guess, we can build better construction schedule and manage to them on-site with production control.

 

Why 5D Comes before 4D in Vico Office

While the construction industry counts 3D-4D-5D BIM, Vico does it differently.  Because of the tight integration between the Estimator and the Schedulers’ workflows, we count 3D-5D-4D.  The Estimator’s components and assemblies are linked to the Scheduler’s productivity rates by Task Manager. This way our quantities per location divided by productivity rates equals durations!

 

Scheduling with Lean Construction Principles

Location-based management and Vico scheduling solutions are synonymous with the lean construction principals of pull systems. The best advantage is forecasting when conflicts will occur and adjusting crew size and productivity as necessary.

 

The Benefits of Location-Based Management over CPM

Location-based management system is built specifically for construction planning and controlling. This means the quantitative analysis of construction-caliber quantities, locations, and crew productivity for true 4D BIM.

 

Location-Based Management – A Year in Review

Many people know that LBMS is being aggressively implemented on large hospital projects in California. This blog post summarizes a year of learning, best practices, and take-aways from this construction scheduling and controlling work.

 

4 Best Practices for Schedule Simulation Movies

GCs have 4 audiences for 4D BIM scheduling movies: the Owner, the subs before buyout, the subs in the trailer, and utilizing look-ahead schedule to solve issues before they manifest themselves. So it is imperative that the schedule, optimized with flowline, be based on quantities by location and crew productivity rates.

 

The Danger of Using Parallel Processes with Virtual Construction

In a virtual construction environment, the most dangerous course is to run parallel estimating and scheduling exercises.  This keeps teams at odds and the owner ends up paying twice.

 

10 Reasons Why Project Managers Should Champion BIM

Project Managers have a lot to gain from 5D BIM: better management of subs and optimizing Owner satisfaction with cash flow reports, work in place reports, look ahead schedules, and even earned value analyses.

 

Why a 4D Schedule Must Be More than a Movie

The 4D schedule derives quantities from the BIM geometry. These quantities per location are paired with productivity rates and means and methods and budget constraints to create the optimized schedule.

 

For the Estimating Team…

 

BIM Estimating: Myth Versus Reality

BIM estimating is not model-based voodoo. The workflow utilizes a quantity takeoff of the 3D model, a database of material and labor costs, modifying the formulas based on past experience, and presenting an integrated view of the 3D model, the takeoff, and the target cost. This article presents a true story about a concrete bid so the reader can de-mystify the construction estimating workflow with BIM.

 

The Benefits of Cost Planning Versus Estimating

Traditional estimating can be a time-consuming process that involves multiple interations.  Cost planning naturally evolves the estimate as the design changes highlighting cost variances for the project stakeholders.

 

Five Quick Steps to Compare Cost Plan Snapshots

Estimators have several options in Vico Office Cost Planner to explore "what-if scenarios" for Owner budgeting meetings. One approach is to compare two versions of the Cost Plan using the Compare & Update feature. For example, let's say that an Owner would like to go back to Plan A even though you've already gone down the Plan B (or C or D) path for quite a ways.  This article illustrates how to revert back to the first cost plan and pick up where you left off.

 

Does BIM Mean Estimators Are Out of a Job?

Model-based estimating does not mean that estimators need to learn how to model or can be easily replaced with a few lines of computer code. It simply means learning how to work with model-derived quantities.

 

Quickly Update Unit Rates for Material and Labor

How do you prepare a construction project estimate when there are spikes in commodities and materials costs due to market demand?  How do you factor in new labor rates for subcontractors in your area? Here is a quick tip for updating these unit rates in your Vico Office estimate.

 

There Is No Easy Button for BIM Quantity Takeoff

As 5D BIM becomes prevalent in the market, many people believe that you simply push a button to get quantities. However, construction-caliber quantities require properly assigned polygons - either from the geometry or manually painted by the Estimator.

 

Organizing Your Revit Model to Create Useful Quantity Takeoffs

There is confusion in the AEC/O market that a designer's BIM model can be multipurposed for design-intent, fabrication, and construction. Unfortunately, that just isn't the case. But there are ways to make any BIM model more useful. This article explains how to use the Revit Mark property to extract better construction-caliber quantities to be used in scheduling and estimating.

 

Why 5D Comes before 4D in Vico Office

While the construction industry counts 3D-4D-5D BIM, Vico does it differently.  Because of the tight integration between the Estimator and the Scheduler’s workflows, we count 3D-5D-4D.  The Estimator’s components and assemblies are linked to the Scheduler’s productivity rates by Task Manager. This way our quantities per location divided by productivity rates equals durations!

 

Quantities by Location Are Key to Costing, Planning, and Controlling Construction Projects

A straightforward discussion on BIM-based estimating with the AACEI quickly turned into a planning session centered on Quantities by Location. Key to Vico's construction management platform is the reliance upon quantities per location to cost, plan, and manage even the most complex construction projects.

 

When Estimators Block BIM

Instead of just estimating an accurate GMP, Estimators are now required to provide information which is used by the scheduler to build and optimize the schedule, and by the site guys to buy out the project and to control production. The resistance typically manifests itself as downplaying the importance of detailed cost data, and emphasizing the risk of showing model quantities to subcontractors.

 

Lightning Strikes at the BIM Storm for Balfour Beatty and Parsons Brinckerhoff

Balfour Beatty Construction and Parsons Brinckerhoff offered Vico an interesting challenge at the BIM Storm: provide a schedule and estimate for three college campus buildings...in 24 hours. It was a breeze in Vico Office.  Roll the videotape!

 

Doing Your First Model-Based Estimate

Model-based estimating is a gradual, but rapid, cost planning exercise.  As the level of detail increases for particular elements, its estimate grows more precise.

 

Keeping Construction Practices Connected

Connecting your construction firm's data and best practices is just one way you can move from a BIM Department to a BIM Enterprise. The 5D Data Pack designed to help you integrate your 3D models with 4D schedules and 5D estimates.

 

The Role That Level of Detail Plays in Your BIM Estimate

5D BIM utilizes the 3D model geometry and properties from which construction-caliber quantities can be derived. These quantities are then organized by location for scheduling and priced for the cost plan.  But the 3D model needs to be at the proper level of detail for the elements being analyzed.

 

Applying Quantity Ratios from Past Projects to Concept Stage SketchUp Models

Vico has developed a new best practice for data mining past project information for quanties, cost, and schedule data. This information can be applied to concept stage BIM models (like Revit, ArchiCAD, even SketchUp) to produce very detailed construction estimates and schedules. And, these quantity ratios grow more precise over time - much more precise than standard square foot costs.

 

A Shortcut to 5D BIM

The Vico Office Data Pack is a jumpstart for your new BIM project.  The Data Pack is a combination of the Vico Standard 5D Library and the Vico Standard 5D Warehouse.  The Warehouse is a collection of coded building elements which can be linked to the Library’s knowledge base for costing, resources, and productivity rates.  This information is ready to go when a new bid is being developed and creates resource-loaded schedules and cost-loaded estimates with element assemblies and activity assemblies, all divided into labor, material, machinery, subcontractors, etc.

 

For the Coordination Team…

 

Lean Coordination: Good Intention, Better Process

Traditional clash detection is like a dog chasing its tail with new clashes created while fixing the existing problems after each meeting. Lean Coordination with Vico avoids clashes from the start by applying the logic and science of our System Priority Structure to the project modeling. The end result is a coordinated project delivered 40% faster than traditional methods; a coordination process which ends up costing the Owner 50% less than traditional methods; extremely useful installation drawings for the subs; and a 6D model for facilities management.

 

Do the Math: Lean Coordination Delivers the ROI

Over the last four years, Team Vico has been refining the clash detection and coordination process by applying Lean Construction principles. Our practice has revealed that we can deliver these projects 40% faster than traditional clash detection and 50% less expensive. The average cost is 0.185% of the project. When you do the math, Lean Coordination from Vico just makes sense.

 

3D Modeling and Real-Time Coordination

The Vico Services Team has worked on amazing projects all over the world. In our experience, virtual mock ups really help the Owner and occupants design better buildings. This case study describes how doctors and nurses worked with us towards a goal of no change orders on the project.

 

All BIM Modeling Services Are Not Created Equally

3D models are great for visualization; but the real value of BIM is when the model serves as your what-if answer generator. 3D Modeling services should include geometry, quantities, locations, constructability reports, schedules, and estimates.

 

Clash Detection and Coordination in a 5D BIM World

Clash detection and coordination can occur in 2D, 3D, and even 4D BIM. Vico Services has designed four coordination offerings (in addition to our standard coordination resolution service) to address these needs: design-intent coordination, 2D drawings change reports, coordination drawing sets, and virtual mock-ups.

 

Rethinking 3D BIM Coordination

Can traditional clash detection be improved? Yes, with coordination resolution and a system priority structure for MEP that gets subs involved early.

 

Coordination Resolution – 40% Faster than Traditional Clash Detection

Vico Services has developed the 2D-3D-4D coordination resolution process which decreases the time spent on clash detection by 40%, while still maintaining the goal of zero change orders.

 

For the Executive Team…

 

HR Alternatives for BIM

Vico offers several options to help GCs develop a deep BIM bench: project engineers, onsite project managers, modeling teams on retainer, and even certifying current staff on Vico Services’ Six Sigma virtual construction best practices.

 

BIM Is Bigger than You Think

The BIM Score Calculator examines seven aspects of BIM proficiency for general contractors. The categories cover construction management basics like cost and schedule, but also includes design team cooperation and field operation controls. What is your BIM Score?

 

Can You Say Change 24 Times?

5D Virtual Construction does require significant change but there is real reward.  Leaders can point to project costs avoided, fewer reactive RFI’s, compressed project schedules, and a genuinely collaborative process that delivers a superior owner experience.  They can also point to better performance in recruiting top talent and higher employee morale even with today’s torrid work pace.   Perhaps most importantly, these leading firms are winning the projects they want to win; easily differentiating themselves from those builders who have yet to embrace this change.

 

Make Vico Your Trusted Partner for BIM Success

Having performed over 400 BIM projects around the world during the past five years, we have codified what makes firms successful with BIM: discipline, executive support, and a trusted partner.  And we’ve turned our findings into our Customer Success Plan for your team.

 

BIM Doesn’t Come in a Box

Buying some modeling software, some clash detection software, and hiring a recent CM graduate to use them just isn’t a viable BIM strategy. True BIM adoption takes guts to change the status quo.

 

Is There an East/West BIM Divide?

Why is BIM adoption so prevalent on the West Coast yet so lagging on the East Coast? Is it a question of Owner requirements, progressive universities, or even unions? Weigh in on the discussion with your comments.

 

The Benefits of 5D BIM for Builders

When all is said and done about 5D BIM and virtual construction, the holy grail is to be able to sit in front of the owner and say: I can tell you pretty confidently what that is going to do to the project. And to have everybody else in the room understand why you are concluding that and know where your numbers came from and agree to it.

 

How Does Your Firm Stack Up with BIM?

Many firms can market a good BIM game, but how do they stack up when it comes to 2D-3D-4D-5D capabilities, best practices, and integrated workflow? And how does your firm compare? Calculate your BIM Score to find out!

 

Why Integrating Virtual Construction Matters to the CIO

CIOs hold the key to successfully deploying 5D BIM across their organization. With Vico’s leveraged integration, a change to the model automatically changes the cost and schedule. Creating models does 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.

 

An Insurance Policy for Your BIM Deployment

The Vico Customer Success Plan is our guarantee to your firm to help you become as successful as possible with 5D BIM.  This one-year plan together includes executive workshops, software training, mentoring, and support.  This is your BIM Insurance Policy to keep the enthusiasm and momentum high to achieve your stated goals for integrated quantity takeoff, coordination, scheduling, estimating, and production control.

 

Today’s Construction Market Challenges

This frank discussion of the current construction economy was excerpted from  the Vico Unplugged webinar.  We examine the many shades of BIM available for general contractors in today’s commercial construction market and how Vico’s software and services department has responded to help GCs.

 

Keeping Construction Processes Connected

Connecting your construction firm's data and best practices is just one way you can move from a BIM Department to a BIM Enterprise. The 5D Data Pack designed to help you integrate your 3D models with 4D schedules and 5D estimates.

 

5D BIM Versus 50-Yard-Line Tickets

Construction firms have a choice: the can differentiate themselves with 50-yard line tickets or 5D BIM. While Owners might like the game, they will love the scientific rigor with which their project is managed.

 

How Do You Sell BIM to Owners?

Having a Vico 5D Project Team on Retainer allows you to bid on every project and produce 5D models, what-if scenarios, and presentation materials. These business development presentations are geared towards the Owner's needs and differentiate your firm as the one with true 5D BIM capabilities.

 

Does the Commercial Construction Market Need the BIM SAT’s?

There is a lot of BIM-Washing going on on bid day. Is your firm “the genuine article” or just “a poser”? Perhaps we as an industry should require certification, or at least the SAT’s for BIM.

 

The Vico Grader Series

Competitive road racing is a lot like gaining new 5D BIM competencies. You need to define the measurement, practice the new skills, and test for competency. Improvement does not come overnight, but rather after lots of practice and sweat. But the rewards are well worth the effort. The Vico Grader Series, with the BIM Checklist, BIM Score, Structured Evaluation, and Customer Success Plan, provide the training plan for your 5D BIM goals.

 

Get on the BIM Path

“Going BIM” is more than models. True 5D BIM means creating a live model that help you deliver data-driven answers to every question that arises from project conception through completion. Vico offers a series of executive workshops to keep your firm on the BIM Path.

 

BIM Model Grader Is Popular with GCs and Architects Alike

The new BIM model quality check and grading service helps answer the question: can the design team model pull double-duty as a construction model? Our report details and problems we find; what fixes, if any, should be made; and the grade. Any model with a grade above 75 can be used for construction with some modifications.  Any model with a grade of 75 or below needs to be re-done.

 

What Can We Learn from Other Disruptive Technologies?

The disruptive technology in the American Revolution was the long rifle. In today’s commercial construction market, 5D BIM is the game changer.

 

Resistance to Change in 5D BIM Implementations

Implementing 5D BIM invariably encounters resistance to change. This blog entry recounts typical objections from schedulers and planners used to CPM methodologies.

 

One Model or Many?

Why should an owner pay a GC to build a model if the architect has already provided one? What is the difference between a design-intent model and a means and methods model?

 

Isn’t It Time to “Walk the Walk” with BIM?

What is the #1 reason to use BIM? To win more work. Plain and simple. But with so many GCs putting models on a computer screen, how can you differentiate 5D BIM to an Owner? You have to learn to “walk the walk” and make BIM capabilities a priority in your firm.

 

We will be posting "extra credit" resources for each of the departments, so please check back.  And for those of you who would rather watch the movie than read the article, we do have webinars that can be substituted.  We also offer a step-by-step guide to our 5D virtual construction workflow with video tutorials. These videos are just 2-5 minutes in length, but illustrate how to use a particular piece of functionality. You can access the video library index and view just what you need, or download the complete set of training videos. We have training videos for Estimators, Schedulers, Supers, and anyone who does CM Reporting.

 

Please be sure to add your recommendations in the Comments Section below.

 

Happy Reading from Team Vico!

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