Follow the antics of Team Vico as we tweet our way through development meetings, customer visits, and tradeshows.  The updates are quite humorous and often give a sneak peek into the next big announcement.

 

If you've never tweeted before, or think it's a technology for Jonas Brothers' fans only, Team Vico will make you converts.  Simply select any or all Team Vico members and "follow" us.  You can receive updates on your phone or on your desktop and even "chirp" in with comments of your own.  And we follow some of the best and brightest minds in the AEC, so it's fun to get a lively debate going.

 

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You don't have to join a secret club, know the lingo, or understand the shorthand.  It really is just plain fun.  It's good to be Vico in 140 characters or less!

 

Here are some of the ideas we’ve been bantering about…in 140 characters or less:

 

What are the levels of detail associated with the Model Progression Specification? Video tutorial >> http://tinyurl.com/BIM-LoD

 

What kind of BIM do you do? http://tinyurl.com/Grayscale-BIM

 

How can 2D paper have anything to do with BIM? http://tinyurl.com/2v4p8fh << What is 2D BIM?

 

What can you do with a BIM model after you've built it? http://tinyurl.com/What-Is-3D-BIM

 

How do quantities by location, resources, & productivity rates come together in construction scheduling? http://tinyurl.com/What-Is-4D-BIM

 

5D BIM is a new way for GCs to work with Owners with cost-loaded schedules and target costs. http://tinyurl.com/What-Is-5D-BIM

 

How is coordination different than clash detection? And how can GCs do better...even 40% faster? http://tinyurl.com/BIM-Coordination

 

How do you use the quantities from a #BIM model to derive a scientific construction schedule? http://tinyurl.com/Model-Based-Scheduling

 

Tie quantities from #BIM model to your estimating database to create a dynamic cost-loaded model. http://tinyurl.com/Model-Based-Estimating

 

How does Flowline Scheduling compare to traditional CPM? http://tinyurl.com/Flowline-Scheduling

 

What's the difference between cost planning and estimating when you're doing #BIM? http://tinyurl.com/Cost-Planning-Advantages

 

BIM deliverables in every flavor: ArchiCAD, Tekla, Revit, even CAD-Duct > http://tinyurl.com/yge9dnw

 

Location-based management systems are all about preserving #construction work crew productivity rates. http://tinyurl.com/What-Is-LBMS

 

Make certain lean techniques are a part of your 5D BIM technology roadmap. >> http://tinyurl.com/Lean-Construction-BIM

 

Revit files publish to Vico Office for a construction-caliber quantity takeoff, 4D schedule, and 5D estimate > http://tinyurl.com/nbyzx5

 

All #BIM Models are not created equally >> http://tinyurl.com/yylxxtb << what is your end-goal for modeling in the first place?

 

Ramp up your team to full 5D BIM capabilities overnight with Vico's Professional Services >> http://lnkd.in/sJTUSz

 

Check out these great virtual construction projects from around the world >> http://tinyurl.com/l6d36q

 

What happens to the estimating process when a BIM model is introduced? >> http://tinyurl.com/266lhrj

 

Budget transparency is key to Owners > http://tinyurl.com/mze9mc < get this by linking the conceptual estimate to the MPS in #BIM projects

 

BIM modeling team on retainer? Updates for new drawing sets? 4D schedules? 5D estimates? http://tinyurl.com/nq465d < outsourced BIM services

 

What information should the estimator and scheduler provide at each BIM model level of detail? http://tinyurl.com/2fqsear

 

How should a coordinated set of BIM models feed quantities to the schedule and estimate? http://tinyurl.com/BestPracticesInCoordination

 

Did you know you can use virtual construction to determine fault in a building project litigation case? http://tinyurl.com/yg9vuo3

 

Schedule compression ROI case studies for Owners: http://tinyurl.com/mjcddb << Vico co-founder expands upon recent AGC BIM Forum ROI debate

 

5D BIM is powered by 3D geometry, derived construction-caliber quantities, and iterative cost plans based on LOD > http://lnkd.in/68gVUc

 

Do we need BIM certification like the SATs to weed out the BIM-Washers from "the genuine article"? http://tinyurl.com/2dz5uyb

 

Would you risk #BIM in a hard bid (eat the upfront cost, produce a useable model in 3-5 weeks)? http://tinyurl.com/2byonel

 

Great case study on the use of virtual mock ups to help doctors/nurses better design care facilities > http://tinyurl.com/y7h5b24