Cégep Limoilou and the Cégep du Vieux Montréal BIM Education Program Trainers Receive Highest CanBIM Certification

May 4, 2016


Cégep Limoilou and the Cégep du Vieux Montréal BIM Education Program Trainers Receive Highest CanBIM Certification


Four trainers of the BIM education program have received the highest BIM certification awarded by the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM). The CanBIM Certified Professional certification is given to candidates who have completed three building and/or infrastructure projects utilizing the BIM process. The Cégep Limoilou and the Cégep du Vieux Montréal have teamed up to offer the only CanBIM-certified French-language BIM education program for construction industry workers. The four trainers who received the highest CanBIM certification 



Ivanka Iordanova

Ivanka is BIM Director at Pomerleau. Her expertise in BIM covers the entire project lifecycle, from design to building operation, with an emphasis on construction. She was involved in the construction of the Videotron Centre in Québec, which was completed using the BIM process.




Franck Murat

Franck started familiarizing himself with BIM and Revit in 2006. In 2007, he joined PROVENCHER_ROY, and since 2012, he has been BIM Manager at this firm, which has completed many large-scale BIM projects, including: CHU Sainte-Justine, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, renovations on the Decelles building at HEC Montréal, the Valcartier military laboratories and the Sorel-Tracy Detention Centre.



Éric Bernier

Éric was among the first in Quebec to be trained on the implementation of Revit by Autodesk in 2008. He specializes in the implementation of Revit and in BIM management for major Quebec projects like CHU Sainte-Justine, the Altoria tower, the YUL and the Université de Montréal. 




Carl Veillette

An expert in virtual design and construction (VDC), Carl is a contractor, a teacher and a blogger. He is passionate about design, technology, simulation, presentation, analysis, research and development in the context of the built environment. He has gained multi-sector experience through numerous commercial, industrial, mining, hospital, multiresidential, sports and urban planning projects.


The BIM education program includes 4 one-day (8-hour) modules. Modules 1 and 2 will be offered for the eighth time in Québec on April 29 and 30, and then in Montréal on May 6 and 7. Modules 3 and 4 are currently being translated and adapted to Canadian standards. Module 4 will be offered in September. Module 3 is being reviewed by an editorial committee so it can be offered in French in January 2017.


Note that participants can take Module 4 before they complete Module 3. BIM is not just about using software or applying a specific work method. It’s an entirely new way of approaching building management. Through collaboration between the actors involved, communication is improved to optimize work time and avoid costly errors. The worldwide success of this process resides in the efficient organization of work.