Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is NCC’s way of working with projects supported by Building Information Modeling (BIM). VDC is a completely new way of thinking and approaching a project, how to manage information and how to organize people and their working methods.
Construction models are our primary source of information and common platform, and they naturally become the starting point of an effective collaboration between all project parties. Our processes provide overview and basis for optimized planning and execution of a project, and the use of NCC Project Studio secures progress and consensus.
VDC is not only for specialists. VDC is for everyone who works on our projects and participates in our processes and it gives us the ability to collect digital knowledge and information during the project life cycle and allows us to constantly improve our way of working. VDC is about how we work together across disciplines, how we communicate, plan and make decisions, and it is about creating interdisciplinary insights.
NCC is investing a lot of effort in VDC and we are continuously looking for new opportunities and methods in this area. We are an active member of organizations such as buildingSMART in all Nordic countries, and we are leading in applied research and development projects in digital construction methods.
We are collaborating with Stanford University in USA, which is considered the world's premier academic research centre for VDC. Through their VDC Certificate Program we have graduated one of the largest groups of employees from one company.