The Virtual Construction Toolkit – Applying the 5D Data Pack to Your Next Project

 

During our last webinar on the latest version of the Model Progression Specification, we introduced the concept of a Virtual Construction Toolkit. In our example, we likened it to a standard box of Legos from which you can build many great projects. 

 

We illustrated how you can build your own toolkit of generic building elements in the BIM modeling platform of your choice and adhere to the consistent naming conventions that your team has decided upon during the planning. This way, whenever you need to model a new project, you can start organizing your model with these standard parts which already adhere to your level of detail.

 

But at Vico, we have taken this toolkit a step farther: not only have we already developed these standard parts in both Revit and ArchiCAD (and soon Tekla), but we have also organized:

•  Construction activity sets for over 3,000 building elements coded by CSI Uniformat
•  Formulas to derive labor and material resources for over 6,000 individual construction
   activities classified by CSI Masterformat
•  Industry standard productivity rates and resource requirements for over 2,500
   project tasks

 

Come and learn more about this toolkit.  Not only does it provide your team with clean and clear model fidelity, but it is also a straight shot to 5D BIMWho wouldn’t want to drag and drop their way to perfectly composed BIMs complete with scheduling and estimating data?

 

What

 

 The Virtual Construction Toolkit – Applying the 5D Data Pack to Your
 Next Project

When:

 Available 24/7 for your convenience

Where:

 A free online webinar

How:

 Use the form below to download the webinar for your team

 

The 5D Data Pack allows users to harness the predefined integration with Vico Office.  Because the building model elements are named correctly, they match up with the cost line items in our estimate.  Likewise, the quantity calculation formulas we have predefined read the model element geometry and feed the precise quantities into our cost calculations.  And finally, we can associate the cost assemblies and components (labor, material, and equipment) to our construction tasks and apply the industry standard productivity rates.  What we have now is the ability to calculate the duration of all our tasks based on quantities by location and these productivity rates.  The result? A cost- and resource-loaded schedule.

 

Did we just create 4D and 5D models by dragging and dropping items from the Virtual Construction Toolkit?  Yes, yes we did.

 

This webinar is for you and your team if:

 

1.) You are working closely with a design team and subs who want to provide
    construction-ready models;

2.) Your firm has a modeling team who want to develop models that synchronize
    perfectly with the estimate and the schedule;

3.) Your firm want to make the leap from BIM models for visualization to BIM

    models for Construction.

 

Gather your team for this informative session and see if you can’t use the Virtual Construction Toolkit on your next project.

 

What

 

 The Virtual Construction Toolkit – Applying the 5D Data Pack to Your
 Next Project

When:

 Available 24/7 for your convenience

Where:

 A free online webinar

How:

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

  

Take advantage of these reousrces to learn more about this topic:

The Model Progression Specification

The 5D Data Pack

Implementing the Warehouse and Library

The Standard 5D Library

The Standard 5D Warehouse

 

 

See highlights of this Fridays with Vico episode on the video clip below. If the content is meaningful to you and your BIM Team, please use the form at the bottom of the page to download the webinar to view with your team.

 

 

Learn from your peers with your peers at Fridays with Vico.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
 
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

 

 

Select Recorded Webinars

The Model Progression Specification 3.0

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

Coordination Resolution

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

Reporting in Vico Office

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

Steps to a Better BIM

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

What Is Your Firm's BIM Score?

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

The CIO’s Role in the BIM Strategy

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

4D BIM Scheduling with Vico Office

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

Utilizing the LBS in the 5D Workflow

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

Using the Model Progression Specification

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

An Introduction to LBMS and LPS

Archived and available for your convenience 24/7

 

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 

 

 

 

5D Data Pack