Welcome to LBMS: The way the world plans to build

LBMS is working at the international leading edge of the development of new systems for the efficient production management of construction. We work in cooperation with international developers Vico Software and DynaRoad. These are developing major new systems to support those construction firms who wish to work faster and smarter. Currently we are expanding a suite of procurement tools to deliver work-flow solutions in construction. Right now we can improve productivity, reduce cost and harmonise your projects. The Vico solutions were the first to develop integrated construction management from BIM through to delivery.

We have identified the principle of location-based management in construction. Location-based management provides improved planning, scheduling and control of projects by using small units of location to manage complex project information in a pre-emptive manner. This allows planning for efficiency and provides the information for commitment and control during construction. Planning for efficiency can deliver dramatic savings in construction costs.

  • Contractors can benefit from the savings through reducing their costs and being more competitive in the market.
  • Clients can benefit from reduced project cost, better information flow and reliability and improved quality.

Our project services range from commercial construction to civil construction and use a suite of exclusive software tools.

In commercial construction, critical to our method is the Vico Office suite (new in 2009 from Vico Software). Vico Office integrates construction modelling, estimating and scheduling as well as powerful 5D visualisation in a unique and powerful combination for advanced project management. These powerful products have been built by Vico Software to provide the tools contractors and clients need to exploit 3D BIM (models) of buildings to allow measurement, estimating, cost planning (including early phase), budgetting, buildability analysis, document set tracking, scheduling and 5D modelling of construction.. Most importantly, Vico Office manages BIM models from Revit, ArchiCad and Tekla (Structures).

LBMS has been assisting with the development of Vico's Control - a powerful NEW planning, scheduling and control tool which takes CPM scheduling to a new level of power and performance - for over four years. We have worked with Vico to integrate the requirements of location-based management into the software. There is no other software on the market which has the power for managing the complex resource problems typically found in commercial projects.

We don't just work in commercial construction. In civil construction we specialise complex locational projects and in maintenance scheduling. Vico's Control once again is used to schedule the complex projects where location is the driver of the work sequence. We have developed innovative solutions for projects such as airport runway improvements, pipe network replacements and tunnel construction.

In civil construction we also specialise in linear projects, such as road and rail, where we use the DynaRoad software package to provide mass-haul optimisation and scheduling. This powerful package provides the most comprehensive solution to the complex task of balancing materials and scheduling excavation, haulage and fill on major infrastructure projects. The new visualisation tools in DynaRoad Release 5 provide hitherto unknown power for planning, visualizing and controlling complex linear projects. Thus mass haul can be optimized plus complex schedules (well beyond mere mass haul) can be built, visualised and controlled.

Posted by R.Kenley on JUn, 2012