SOURCE: Vico Software

September 09, 2008 10:10 ET

Vico Software Heads Back to School

5D BIM Education Programs Support Students, Teachers, Universities, as Well as General Contractors and Owners

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Vico Software, the leading 5D BIM provider with over 300 customers and 200 projects to date, proves the old adage, "Back to School is Cool." Vico has already been graded an A+ on its efforts. A recent Cadalyst Magazine review heralded, "Vico Software's Virtual Construction Suite 2008 represents the most comprehensive, best integrated, and most highly evolved VC applications currently available on the world market."

To kick off the Back-to-School season, Vico Software has prepared the following curriculum:

Virtual Construction Orientation: Webinar Classes for Downloaders

Vico Software offers its award-winning software for a free 60-day evaluation. We have designed a series of webinars to help get the most out of the free trial. Participants will learn the ins and outs of Vico methodology and key technology concepts; see current customer case studies; and finally dive into a live demonstration of the software to start exploring 5D BIM. The session will end with a Question and Answer period so you can interact with the panel of experts. Register for the September 15th orientation, no prerequisite.

Virtual Construction 101: Northeastern University and Vico

Vico Software's preconstruction specialist, David Wilkinson, has prepared a unique class in conjunction with Northeastern University specifically for ECC employees. The 16-hour series focuses on Virtual Construction and is a requirement for all of ECC's operations personnel, including the CEO! Already one of the world's largest engineering and construction firms, ECC's goal is to roll out virtual construction technologies and methodologies and become the top CM firm worldwide.

Northeastern University is one of the leading schools in the nation for outreach, training, and education for private companies. Their system of distanced learning is recognized the world over for training tomorrow's innovators in disciplines such as construction management and BIM. The program that Vico and ECC have assembled is the perfect example of how corporations can take advantage of the latest technologies to improve their business. Create your own class with Vico and NU.

Vico Software has proudly donated the Virtual Construction Suite for the coursework. Prerequisite: you want your business to be #1.

Virtual Construction 201: Fridays with Vico Webinar Program

The Fridays with Vico webinars are a free, educational series geared at general contractors and owners. The topics range from BIM trends, to case studies and best practices, to new concepts for the industry.

This month's course, Virtual Construction from the General Contractor's Perspective, features best practices and case studies from PCL. The PCL family of companies is the largest contracting organization in Canada and the eighth largest in the US with an annual construction volume of more than $5 billion (CDC). Ed Hoagland, Manager of Virtual Construction, will present examples of their work with BIM technologies and methodologies, including a discussion on the future of BIM with a Q&A session.

Register for this Fridays with Vico class today.

The Fridays with Vico series is archived so viewing past courses is convenient:

Model-Based Conceptual Estimating

Orchestrating BIM the Vico Way: The Content Plan and Model Progression Specification

Prerequisite: you want to run with the big dogs.

Virtual Construction 301: Executive Briefing Series

So many General Contractors and Owners have offices around the world and spreading the word about BIM success stories is often relegated to interoffice email or printed newsletters. To help our customers stay in lock-step with the very best BIM technologies and methodologies, Vico has designed the Executive Briefing Series for globally-dispersed teams. Custom-designed for each company, the one-hour webinar covers:

> > Why do more and more owners want 5D BIM on their projects?

> > What CM's and GC's are using 5D BIM today?

> > What are the benefits of 5D BIM to Preconstruction teams?

> > What are the benefits of 5D BIM for Field Operations and Subcontractors?

> > Overview of 5D BIM Projects, Products, and Services

> > How could you learn more or test out 5D BIM?

> > Experiences from company offices

> > Question and answer session

Sign up for this special corporate-wide class and Vico will work with your team to develop your custom curriculum. Prerequisite: you want to standardize your 5D BIM practices throughout all your offices.

Virtual Construction 401: University Program

Vico Software provides its award-winning virtual construction solution free to accredited Construction Management programs around the world. Our alliances with Chico State, Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, Arizona State University, Brigham Young University and Stanford University run deep. These programs consistently turn out exceptional professionals well-versed in the latest BIM technologies, including 3D modeling, 4D scheduling, and 5D estimating.

This year Vico is proud to welcome Purdue University, Ball State University, Bowling Green State University, the University of Nebraska, Cal State Long Beach, and the University of Alberta to the program.

To date, Vico has supported Construction Management programs with over $12 million in free virtual construction software. To add 5D BIM to your curriculum, simply contact Vico. Prerequisite: you want to equip your students with the best software on the market.

Graduate Level Events: Vico Software Showcases Virtual Construction Suite at the VCIR Event

The Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall Conference, September 9-11, is the perfect venue for Vico to showcase its award-winning virtual construction solution and the fast-growing Vico BIM Services business. The event spotlights the most promising emerging growth companies from the Rocky Mountain region. Vico is one of eight companies selected to present at the event as determined by its technology innovation, strong management team, and position to quickly change the market. Prerequisite: Vico is building a rock-solid business to make your BIM initiatives successful.

Graduate Level Events: Vico Software at the AGC BIM Forum in DC

The AGC BIM Forum will host over one hundred members in Washington, DC on October 2-3 to discuss interoperability issues with BIM technologies. Vico is proud to be able to showcase our partnerships with Tekla and Trimble. This interoperability extends BIM technology to the subcontractors and fabricators and out to the field trailer. Prerequisite: must play well with others.

Graduate Level Events: Vico Software at the DBIA Show in Las Vegas

Join Vico at booth 611, November 3-5, at the DBIA Show in Las Vegas. Vico will join a panel discussion on how the leading construction companies are using 5D BIM as a competitive advantage in a tighter market. Look for more exciting news from this show. Prerequisite: what happens in Vegas... could improve your business development team's win percentage!

About Vico Software

Vico Software, Inc. provides 5D Virtual Construction™ software and services to the building construction industry. Building owners, general contractors, and construction managers use Vico's software to reduce risk, manage costs, and optimize schedules on large, complex building projects. Vico's integrated solutions, first released in 2005, pioneered the 5D category. The benefits of our solutions and services have been proven with over three hundred customers and two hundred completed building projects to date.

Contact Information

  • For More Information, please contact:
    Holly Allison
    Vice President of Marketing for Vico Software
    Email: Email Contact
    Skype: reason8855
    Tel: 978-882-0170 x118 (eastern)


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