Many Danish contractors have problems with the 3D models they receive from the architect or engineer. Different file formats that can not be used directly in production are confusing. Often, the 3D models are also littered with errors. And many mistakes are only discovered during the construction. It costs the contractor time and money – especially for turnkey contracts. But it does not have to be like this. Most challenges can be solved on-screen with risk management before construction begins.
At Exigo we have many satisfied customers who benefit greatly from our contract consultancy. Read what they say about us.
Exigo provides comprehensive project and risk management so you, as a general contractor, can avoid unpleasant surprises, exploding budgets and shifting schedules. We call it BIM controlling. If you do not work with a general contractor, we can help you use site-based schedules in your production. You can read more about this below or in our whitepaper about time management.
With risk management, we ensure that your 3D models are of the highest quality – without collisions, ie. geometric errors in the project material that make it impossible to build practically. This also avoids a multitude of challenges that typically arise in collisions, such as conflicts of responsibility, expensive ad-hoc solutions, dissatisfaction, and inefficiency on the constructionsite. Read more about how to ensure buildability.
Hansson & Knudsen
“As a contractor, the challenge is that many programs and file formats, as well as 3D models that can not be used directly in production, create a lot of confusion.”
Thor LindenskovHead of Department
When you convert a Gantt schedule (such as MS Project) to a location-based schedule, you run risk management because you have a variety of risk factors that you can not see in Gantt. For example, colliding workers, abandoned areas on the construction site and irregular crew. Location-based planning (also known as cycle programming) gives you a rational flow of activity, saving both time and money. Visit our website www.vicooffice.dk to learn more about location-based planning.
“Location-based scheduling will undoubtedly be one of the cornerstones of the next construction sites I will manage. I would be very pleased to go even further into the various options the program contains. The possibilities for optimizing projects with Vico are countless!”
Søren DamgaardConstruction Manager
Risk analysis of the quantities offered
Incorrect quantity lists can have significant negative consequences for the final result of the project. At Exigo we use Vico Office – the most efficient digital tool for production management. In Vico Office, among other things, we do risk analyzes of the available quantity stocks, so that you can specify very sharp prices and win the tenders you are looking for.
Read more about how we can help you with this, in terms of quantities offered. You can also do it yourself, with a course at Exigo.
“In larger construction projects, a project is often offered with recommended quantities. In the case of incorrect quantities in the tender documents, the risk lies with us as the contractor, which can be very expensive for us during execution. In connection with this type of tender, we ask Exigo, for selected tasks, to identify the errors in the stock levels and to give us an overview of the correct quantities. Exigo turns the 3D models upside down and checks twice to see if the dimensions are being met, etc. Keeping an overview of the right quantities can affect whether we win the project or not.”
John FunchF Adm. Director/CEO
Delivery specifications for 3D models
The bid specification is a recurring challenge for many players in the construction industry and an eternal source of disagreement. Who takes responsibility for the individual parts of the building? Who draws which details and are all details included?
Once we integrate building models and calculations, we can quickly provide analysis and new versions of the calculations – providing a clear financial overview and a better end result from the outset. In addition, with our real-time analytics, you can see financial consequences associated with project changes that exceed the timeline, for example. Read more about how to ensure quality assurance in financial management.
Mobile quality assurance
Easily monitor and report design flaws and defects with the Exigo Smartphone App IssMan. Take a picture of the mistakes or deficiencies and add a comment. You can send mistakes and defects to your employees and follow the repair process. Read more about IssMan.