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December 01, 2019

Leveraging BIM Workflows for Clash Reduction on P3 Projects

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1C is the culmination of a three-phase redevelopment that transforms an ageing campus into a therapeutic neighbourhood. 

To overcome the design challenges inherent to such a complex healthcare facility, the design team leveraged BIM programs such as Revit and Navisworks Manage to implement innovative workflows and create a nearly clash-free model for construction teams. Additionally, the high-levels of coordination between the design and construction team resulted in opportunities with prefabricated modules to further reduce costs, construction time, and resources. 

December 01, 2019

Pre-Fabrication Of Mechanical Systems To Increase Efficiency On Site

81 Bay Street is one of the two high rise towers which forms part of CIBC Square. With a seven-storey podium, 49 floors of commercial office space, it will be a prominent addition to Toronto’s skyline. 

The goal for this project was to achieve efficiency in various aspects of the project, between the design and site teams.

December 01, 2019

Specialty Revit Add-In Taking Construction Projects to Warp Speed

Construction projects are commonly fraught with challenges, from site issues, to permitting, to coordinating trades and executing on schedule. These challenges are compounded when the schedule is tight and are complicated even further when a company may be contracted to a project that is already underway. In today’s environment, the construction industry is exploring every option to streamline processes and deliver greater productivity.

July 31, 2019

​ BIM Migration - Taking the first steps

As a joint venture in the promotion of BIM, the region of Peel, together with CIMA+ and Jacobs, sat down to discuss ways to bring the Region of Peel’s existing linear workflows and technologies forward into a new Vertical Specification to better serve their clients and better deliver a more collaborative BIM delivery approach.

July 31, 2019

BIMBOT / BIMTrack Integration

Improving access to coordination questions and requests is critical for effective coordination. By integrating IBI’s Slack BIMBot with BIM Track, it’s easier for all teams to be involved in the coordination process; ultimately resolving issues before they become costly mistakes in the field.

September 27, 2018

Lean construction hinges on two critical concepts: recognizing what waste is, and improving processes to reduce it. In construction, finding waste is the easy part, implementing effective solutions to minimize it can be more challenging. BIM can facilitate innovative workflows that improve performance if you can think outside the box.

July 30, 2018

The History and Future of BIM for MEP in Canada

In September 2017, a roundtable discussion was organized by CanBIM Designers Committee to discuss issues of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering in regards to BIM. Even though BIM is not a new technology at this point, BIM usage has increased dramatically in the last decade due to more powerful computers and increasing complexity of buildings where BIM processes can facilitate design and construction solutions. There has been a high adoption rate among architects and not only have clients started to demand these solutions, in some countries use of BIM is mandated by legislation.

March 28, 2018

The 5 T's of BIM

Traditionally, construction is a reactive process, a constant juggling act of organizing trades, vetting information from suppliers and chasing down drawings while desperately trying to keep to the client’s schedule.  Conversely, BIM is a process of proactive planning beginning with the end in mind.

October 03, 2016

MEP Solutions for Integrated Fabrication in BIM

The CanBIM Trades Committee strives to provide a starting point and leadership to new BIM adopters while reporting on industry trends. One such trend is the increasing adoption of BIM in mechanical trades and the utilization of models for fabrication. With seemingly endless software options, it can be daunting to try to choose the best solution for this application. However; many trades are now implementing a software called SysQue.

October 03, 2016

Aeroport de Québec - Expansion Project

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport has major construction planned for the years ahead: the largest expansion and redevelopment project in the history of Aéroport de Québec Inc. Designed to meet the highest standards in the airport industry, at the heart of this project is AQi’s core value and raison d’être: Passenger


October 03, 2016

Use of ProjectWise For Large Collaborative Projects

In a large-scale project involving multiple companies, traditional solutions like an FTP server could waste dozens, if not hundreds, of man-hours just to send and receive files between collaborators. Instead, Bentley ProjectWise can be implemented as a collaboration tool to keep all files in a single cloud-hosted server and share all design changes immediately.

July 29, 2018

The History and Future of BIM for MEP in Canada.

In September 2017, a roundtable discussion was organized by CanBIM Designers Committee to discuss

issues of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering in regards to BIM.

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